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.