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

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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 meters (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. Wartburg is the most-visited tourist attraction in Thuringia after Weimar. Although the castle today still contains substantial original structures from the 12th through 15th centuries, much of the interior dates back only to the 19th century. In 1999, Wartburg Castle was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its quintessential medieval architecture and its historical and religious significance.

Wikipedia: Wartburg (EN), Website, Heritage Website

2. Landestheater Eisenach

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The Landestheater Eisenach is a theatre in Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. It has the divisions ballet and young acting. With effect from 1 January 2009, it was transferred to the Meiningen-Eisenach Cultural Foundation and has since been partly used by the Meiningen State Theatre, and its repertoire includes opera, operetta, musicals, ballet/dance theatre, drama, youth and children's theatre, puppet theatre and concerts. The Landestheater Eisenach cooperates with the Thüringen Philharmonie Gotha-Eisenach and the Theater Rudolstadt, among others.

Wikipedia: Landestheater Eisenach (DE)

3. Georgenkirche

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The Georgenkirche is the town 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 ever. Johann Sebastian Bach was baptized in it. It served temporarily as a court church and was until the merger of the Protestant ecclesiastical provinces of Saxony and Thuringia to the Evangelical Church in Central Germany on 1 January 2009 the episcopal church of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Georgenkirche (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. Cranach-Denkmal

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The Cranach monument on Wartburgallee, below the Wartburg Castle in the southern quarter of Eisenach, commemorates Hans Lucas von Cranach (1855–1929), an important patron of Eisenach culture, co-founder of the Wartburg Foundation, the Thuringian Museum and the Reuter Wagner Museum. He was an ordonnance officer of the Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, Carl-Alexander, and initially in his service from 1894 to 1929 Burghauptmann of the Wartburg.

Wikipedia: Cranach-Denkmal (Eisenach) (DE)

6. Wingolfsdenkmal

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The Wingolfsdenkmal, located on the Pfarrberg in the center of Eisenach, is the central place of remembrance of the fallen of the Wingolfsbund, the oldest umbrella organization of Christian student fraternities. Originally built to commemorate the fallen federal brothers in the German-French War of 1870/71, today it also commemorates the victims of the two world wars. In 2003, the monument, including the staircase, was comprehensively renovated.

Wikipedia: Wingolfsdenkmal (DE)

7. Stadtschloss Eisenach

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The Eisenacher Stadtschloss 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)

8. Ärztedenkmal

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The doctors' monument in Eisenach was erected in 1926 in memory of the German doctors who fell in the First World War. In 1997 it was reconstructed on the occasion of the 100th German Medical Conference in Eisenach and 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. Das goldene M

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Mariental is a street and valley in Eisenach in the Wartburgkreis district of Thuringia, Germany. The road is part of Bundesstraße 19 and is named after the valley in which it runs in a north-south direction. As a southern continuation of the Wartburgallee, it is Eisenach's most important entry and exit road towards southern Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Mariental (Eisenach) (DE)

10. St. Georg-Brunnen

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The Georgsbrunnen – also "Gülden-Manns-Brunnen" – is a running fountain built in 1549 in the Wartburg town of Eisenach in Thuringia and a monument to the city's history. It commemorates the patron saint Saint George and was also a symbol of the city's market jurisdiction in the late Middle Ages.

Wikipedia: Georgsbrunnen (Eisenach) (DE)

11. Burschenschaftsdenkmal

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The Burschenschaftsdenkmal in the south of Eisenach on the Göpelskuppe is the war memorial for the 87 Burschenschafter who fell in the German-French War of 1870/71. It was also erected in 1902 as a national monument of the German Burschenschaft to commemorate the founding of the German Reich.

Wikipedia: Burschenschaftsdenkmal (DE), Website, Architect Wikipedia

12. 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 of the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of St. Elisabeth of Thuringia.

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

13. Denkmal zur Geschichte der Deutschen Arbeiterbewegung

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The Memorial to the History of the German Labour Movement at the Eisenach Party Congress 1869 Memorial – 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)

14. Lutherdenkmal

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The Luther monument in Eisenach on Karlsplatz was inaugurated in 1895. The monument honors the reformer Martin Luther, who was near Eisenach from 1521 to 1522. It was created by the sculptor Adolf of Donndorf.

Wikipedia: Lutherdenkmal (Eisenach) (DE)

15. Villa Pflugensberg

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The Villa auf dem Pflugensberg is a listed villa in the center of the city 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)


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