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Wartburg

(värt`bo͝ork), castle near Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, central Germany. Built c.1070, later enlarged, and renovated in the 18th cent., it was the seat of the medieval landgraves of Thuringia. It was the scene in 1207 of the Sängerkrieg, a contest of minnesingers in which Heinrich von Ofterdingen, Wolfram von Eschenbach, and Walther von der Vogelweide, among others, took part and which Richard Wagner used (with some poetic license) as the setting for a famous scene in the opera Tannhäuser. St. Elizabeth of Hungary lived in Wartburg until 1227. In 1521, Martin LutherLuther, Martin,
1483–1546, German leader of the Protestant Reformation, b. Eisleben, Saxony, of a family of small, but free, landholders. Early Life and Spiritual Crisis

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 was brought to the castle for his protection by the elector of Saxony, and there he completed his translation of the New Testament. In 1817 the first general assembly of the Burschenschaften, the nationalist German student organizations, met at Wartburg. The castle was restored over the course of the 19th cent.
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Wartburg

a medieval castle in central Germany, in Thuringia southwest of Eisenach: residence of Luther (1521--22) when he began his German translation of the New Testament
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Wartburg Castle after dark (main picture) and one of the buildings within its walls (above) Eisenach City Palace (top) and Bach Museum (above)
It was because of this vision that they inaugurated the Institute during a ceremony at the Wartburg Castle, into which Martin Luther had moved on May 4, 1521 in order to translate the New Testament into German.
It was in the magnificent Wartburg Castle, which sits proudly atop the town, that he translated the New Testament into German and, in doing, so started the Reformation.
POPULAR DESTINATION - Above, historical Weimar and, inset, the magnificent Brandenburg Gate in Berlin; WHAT A VIEW - The towering Wartburg Castle sits high above the town centre
Dominating the town is the impressive Wartburg Castle, where over 150 years earlier Luther had begun the huge task of translating the New Testament into German.
When the mob in Wittenberg, for instance, destroyed images in the churches, Martin Luther hurried back from his safe house in Wartburg Castle to denounce them in a series of strong sermons.
Eisenach nestles beneath the great Wartburg castle where Luther translated the New Testament from Greek into German while in hiding.
It was in the Wartburg Castle, which sits atop the town, that he translated the New Testament into German and started the Reformation.
The Christmas market at Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, each year on the advent-weekends (Nov.
Germany The Christmas market at Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, each year on the advent-weekends (Nov.