Lutherway from Steinbach to Eisenach

The Lutherway is planned to connect the 21 most important Luther towns and Luther places in Thuringia. Starting from the Augustinian monastery in Erfurt, it will become more than 885 kms long. One subsection in the Wartburg region is already well-accessible now: the one from the Luther monument above the mountain village Steinbach to Eisenach.

The walking tour begins at the Lutherdenkmal in the Glasbachgrund. In 1521 Luther was here taken into preventive detention by people from the saxonian Elector Friedrich der Weise and taken to the Wartburg. Through the magnificent Altensteiner Park the way firstly leads to Schweina, the town in which Friedrich Fröbel was active. From there, the path takes you uphill to a little lime tree from where you can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Thuringian Forest and the Kuppenrhön. Through Gumpelstadt with a beautiful church ensemble the way leads to Möhra, the place where Luther’s father came from.
After a visit to the lovingly created Heimat- und Lutherstube (home- and Luther chamber) you will continue on the EH-Weg, the Rhönklub-Wanderweg Eisenach-Eisenacher Haus. Soon Buddhist Dharma centre is reached. Through the scenery park of Wilhelmsthal one gets to the Hohe Sonne on the Rennsteig, on which you walk on up to the Sühnekreuz Wilde Sau. The Pummpälzweg leads across the Sängerwiese to the Wartburg.

Routing:
Luther monument (Glasbachgrund) - Steinbach – Altensteiner Park - Schweina -Gumpelstadt - Möhra (Luther monument) - Etterwinden - Wilhelmsthaler See – Hohe Sonne - Wartburg – Eisenach

Travel distance:
34 kilometres, not accessible for people with disabilities.
Day walk for the well-trained – more convenient if done in two days

Routing:
Lutherdenkmal (Glasbachgrund) - Steinbach - Schloss Altenstein - Schweina - Gumpelstadt - Möhra Lutherdenkmal - Etterwinden - Wilhelmsthaler See - Hohe Sonne - Wartburg - Eisenach

Path length:
34 Kilometer, nicht barrierefrei