21 Sights in Eisenach, Germany (with Map and Images)


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Welcome to your journey through the most beautiful sights in Eisenach, Germany! Whether you want to discover the city's historical treasures or experience its modern highlights, you'll find everything your heart desires here. Be inspired by our selection and plan your unforgettable adventure in Eisenach. Dive into the diversity of this fascinating city and discover everything it has to offer.

Sightseeing Tours in Eisenach

1. Wartburg

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The Wartburg is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It is situated on a precipice of 410 metres (1,350 ft) to the southwest of and overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817 and the supposed setting for the possibly legendary Sängerkrieg. It was an important inspiration for Ludwig II when he decided to build Neuschwanstein Castle.

Wikipedia: Wartburg (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Burschenschaftsdenkmal

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The Burschenschaft Monument in the south of Eisenach on the Göpelskop is the war memorial for the 87 Burschenschaft members who died in the Franco-German War of 1870/71. It was erected in 1902 at the same time as a national monument of the German Burschenschaft to commemorate the founding of the German Reich.

Wikipedia: Burschenschaftsdenkmal (DE), Website

3. Landestheater Eisenach

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The Landestheater Eisenach is a theater in the Thuringian city of Eisenach. It has the ballet and young drama sections. Transferred to the Meiningen-Eisenach Cultural Foundation with effect from 1 January 2009 and since then partly used by the Meiningen State Theatre, it offers opera, operetta, musicals, ballet/dance theatre, drama, youth and children's theatre, puppet theatre and concerts in its repertoire. The Landestheater Eisenach cooperates with the Thuringia Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha-Eisenach and the Theater Rudolstadt, among others.

Wikipedia: Landestheater Eisenach (DE)

4. Bachhaus Eisenach

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The Bach House in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany, is a museum dedicated to the composer Johann Sebastian Bach who was born in the city. On its 600 m2 it displays around 250 original exhibits, among them a Bach music autograph. The core of the building complex is a half-timbered house, ca. 550 years old, which was mistakenly identified as Bach's birth house in the middle of the 19th century. In 1905, the Leipzig-based Neue Bachgesellschaft acquired the building. In 1907, it was opened as the first Bach museum.

Wikipedia: Bach House (Eisenach) (EN), Website

5. Georgenkirche

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The Georgenkirche is the city and main church of Eisenach, centrally located in the southern area of the market. Martin Luther preached here during the Reformation, making it one of the oldest Protestant places of worship. Johann Sebastian Bach was baptized in it. It served as a court church for a time and was the episcopal church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thuringia until the merger of the Protestant church provinces of Saxony and Thuringia to form the Evangelical Church in Central Germany on 1 January 2009.

Wikipedia: Georgenkirche (Eisenach) (DE)

6. Lutherdenkmal

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The Luther monument in Eisenach on Karlsplatz was inaugurated in 1895. The monument honours the reformer Martin Luther, who stayed at Wartburg Castle near Eisenach from 1521 to 1522. It was created by the sculptor Adolf von Donndorf.

Wikipedia: Lutherdenkmal (Eisenach) (DE)

7. St. Elisabeth

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The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Elisabeth is located in Eisenach in the Thuringian Wartburgkreis. It is the parish church of the parish of St. Elisabeth Eisenach in the deanery of Meiningen in the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia.

Wikipedia: St. Elisabeth (Eisenach) (DE), Website

8. Ärztedenkmal

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The Doctors' Monument in Eisenach was erected in 1926 in memory of the German doctors who died in the First World War. In 1997, it was reconstructed on the occasion of the 100th German Medical Congress in Eisenach and is now dedicated by the German Medical Association "to all doctors who were victims of war, terror and tyranny in the exercise of their profession".

Wikipedia: Ärztedenkmal (DE)

9. Metilstein

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The Metilstein, also known as Mädelstein or historically Mittelstein, is a 380.0 m high mountain in the northwestern Thuringian Forest. It is located between Eisenach in the north and Wartburg Castle in the south. The northern side of the Metilstein, the Schindersberg (320.6 m above sea level) borders directly on Eisenach's old town. On the mountain there are remains of a medieval hilltop castle and fortifications, which are protected as a ground monument.

Wikipedia: Metilstein (DE)

10. Villa Pflugensberg

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The Villa auf dem Pflugensberg is a listed villa in the centre of the town of Eisenach in Thuringia. Until 2008, it was the seat of the regional church office of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Villa Pflugensberg (DE)

11. Denkmal zur Geschichte der Deutschen Arbeiterbewegung

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The monument to the history of the German workers' movement at the Eisenach Party Congress Memorial 1869 – also known under the propagandistic working title Party – Power of the Class – is a monument in the city of Eisenach.

Wikipedia: Denkmal zur Geschichte der deutschen Arbeiterbewegung an der Gedenkstätte Eisenacher Parteitag 1869 (DE)

12. Wingolfsdenkmal

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The Wingolf Monument, located on the Pfarrberg in the centre of Eisenach, is the central place of remembrance for the fallen of the Wingolfsbund, the oldest umbrella organisation of Christian student fraternities. Originally built to commemorate the fallen brothers in the Franco-German War of 1870/71, it now also commemorates the victims of the two world wars. In 2003, the monument, including the staircase, was extensively renovated.

Wikipedia: Wingolfsdenkmal (DE)

13. Eisenacher Burg

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Eisenach Castle is a ruined medieval hilltop castle complex at 385 m above sea level. The archaeological monument is located in the urban area of Eisenach, on the wooded hill of the same name, about 500 m south of the Wartburg.

Wikipedia: Eisenacher Burg (DE)

14. Schwarzer Brunnen

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The Black Fountain in the Wartburg town of Eisenach is a running fountain built in 1817 and a monument to the city's history. It commemorates the gunpowder explosion that took place here on the evening of September 1, 1810.

Wikipedia: Schwarzer Brunnen (Eisenach) (DE)

15. Alte Mälzerei

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The Alte Mälzerei is a Wilhelminian building complex consisting of residential and malthouse buildings, an annex used as a coffee roastery, as well as warehouses and outbuildings in Eisenach in Thuringia. The largely completely preserved technical facility from the company's founding period is remarkable. The industrial monument has been owned by the Lippmann+Rau Foundation for Music Research and Art since 2016.

Wikipedia: Alte Mälzerei (Eisenach) (DE)

16. Fachwerkkirche

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The Protestant half-timbered church in Wartha is a listed branch church in the Wartha district of the city of Eisenach in Thuringia. It is the oldest and, with a floor area of 10 by 5.8 metres, also the smallest half-timbered church in Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Fachwerkkirche Wartha (DE)

17. St. Georg-Brunnen

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The Georgsbrunnen-also "Gülden-Mannsbrunnen"-is a running fountain built in 1549 in the Wartburgstadt Eisenach in Thuringia and monument to city history. It is reminiscent of the city saint of Sankt Georg and was also a symbol of urban market jurisdiction in the late Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Georgsbrunnen (Eisenach) (DE)

18. Rudolfstein

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Rudolfstein Castle is a ruined spur castle at 325 m above sea level, named after Rudolf III Schenk von Vargula, one of the most respected Thuringian knights and court officials (cupbearer) of the Thuringian landgraves. The castle is a ground monument in the southern city of Eisenach; it is located on a prominent rocky outcrop about 1500 m southeast of the Wartburg above the so-called "Milchkammer".

Wikipedia: Burgstelle Rudolfstein (DE)

19. Automobile Welt Eisenach

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Automobile Welt Eisenach is a car museum located in the old East German town of Eisenach adjacent to the banks of the Hörsel river. It is situated on the old Automobilwerk Eisenach factory site, one of the world's oldest, and opened as a museum in 2005 utilising building O2 from 1935.

Wikipedia: Automobile Welt Eisenach (EN), Website

20. Alte Residenz

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The residential palace was a building in the old town of Eisenach, which was largely demolished in the 18th century. The preserved parts are now known as the Old Residence and Residence House and are listed as historical monuments. The castle was located on the southern edge of the Eisenach market, immediately south of the Georgenkirche.

Wikipedia: Residenzschloss Eisenach (DE)

21. Stadtschloss Eisenach

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The Eisenach City Palace is a castle on the north side of the market square of the city of Eisenach in Thuringia. It was the residence of the Dukes of Saxe-Eisenach and later a residence of the Grand Dukes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Today, it houses offices of the city administration (cultural office), the Eisenach city archive and, since 1931, the Thuringian Museum.

Wikipedia: Stadtschloss Eisenach (DE)


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