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[an error occurred while processing this directive]Wartburg Castle, Germany

[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Wartburg Castle is a World Heritage Site in Eisenach, Thuringia. In addition to being an outstanding monument to the feudal period that blends superbly into its forest surroundings, Wartburg Castle is most notable as the place where Martin Luther wrote the German translation of the New Testament. The castle stands on top of a 1230-foot (410-meter) precipice overlooking the town of Eisenach.

Wartburg Castle was founded in 1067 by Ludwig der Springer, the Count of Schauenburg. Martin Luther remain at Wartburg Castle between May 1521 and March 1522, during which he translated the New Testament into German. It was the first time in over a thousand years that the New Testament was translated into a modern language.

Wartburg Castle was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 23rd session of the World Heritage Committee which met in Marrakesh, Morocco, on 29 November - 4 December, 1999.


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Wartburg Castle, Germany
Wartburg Castle, Germany
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authorshipRobert Scarth
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N 50 58 00.4 E 10 18 25.2
Inscription Year: 1999
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI
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