Wartburg Castle is one of the most popular and most famous castles in Germany. It encapsulates almost a thousand years of history, has a stunning Romanesque main building and was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Entering the castle is like stepping inside a 900-year-old history book: the courtly art of the Middle Ages, the life and work of St Elisabeth, Martin Luther’s stay, the German student fraternities festival and Wagner’s romantic opera “Tannhäuser” – all these contribute to Wartburg Castle’s unique character and appeal. The art collection instigated by Goethe in 1817 now includes art treasures spanning eight centuries. And numerous events – concerts in the banqueting hall, a summer nights festival and the historical Christmas market – make the ancient castle walls come alive in exciting new ways. A warm sense of hospitality is also still very much in evidence at Wartburg Castle.
Prices for a guided tour (approximately 45 minutes) through the Palas (Great Hall) and a self-guided tour of the museum:
handicapped persons 7,00€
For only the exhibition and the museum:
From November to February:
Guided Tours: 9:00 am 3:30 pm
The castle gate closes at 5 pm.
From March to October:
Guided Tours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
The castle gate closes at 8 pm.
On December 24th, the last guided tour will be at 11:00 am
On December 31st, the last guided tour will be at 2:00 pm.