Eisenach

Eisenach: Citypalace and Townhall / copyright A-L Thamm
Eisenach

Eisenach is located on the north-western edge of the Thuringian Forest in the middle of four valleys. Up high on the mountain above the city its most famous landmark is situated - the Wartburg. Since 1999 it has been part of the UNESCO-World Cultural Heritage.

Eisenach is the home town of the world-famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The Bachhaus (Bach house) reminds of this musician’s life and work. Martin Luther’s relation to Eisenach began with his schooldays, commencing in 1497, and lasted a lifetime. From 4th May 1521 on, he lived in the Wartburg for about 300 days, where he translated the New Testament into the German language.

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Bachhaus

Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach on the 21st March 1685. Here, the probably most famous composer of the Baroque grew up until he was ten, attended (...)

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Georgenkirche

The Georgenkirche is the largest and probably also the best known church of Eisenach. It is located on the south side of the market place. Built in 1180 by Landgrave (...)

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Lutherhaus

The Lutherhaus is one of the oldest preserved half-timbered houses in Eisenach. It was owned by the family Cotta for a long time. (...)

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Martin Luther secondary school

In its inception, the Martin-Luther-Gymnasium dates back to the year 1185, in which the Latin school of St. Georgen was founded. This building, in which  (...)

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Nicolai church with pilgrim’s centre and deaconess house

The three-nave basilica of St. Nikolai used to be the parish church and tabernacle for the abbey of the Benedictine nuns (which existed until the Reformation). (...)

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Dominican monastery

The Thuringian museum, founded in 1899 in the former refectory of the Dominican monastery, possesses the largest stock of medieval woodcraft (...)

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Wartburg

As a witness of German history, the more than 900-year-old, world-famous Wartburg has ranked among the UNESCO-World Heritage since 1999. According to legend, (...)

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