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Eisenach, Germany

Once a center of the East German auto industry, Eisenach is not quite as charming as some other German cities, but it does have one of the region's finest castles and half-timbered houses ring its ancient market square. Most visitors come to Eisenach for its historical significance: Martin Luther lived here in the 16th century - first in town at the Lutherhaus and later in disguise as "Knight George" in the Wartburg Castle - and Bach was born here.

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Sacred Sites and Religious Attractions in Eisenach

  • Georgenkirche
    Martin Luther was a choir boy at St. George's Church and later preached here 1521; Bach was baptized here in 1685.
  • Wartburg Castle
    This imposing castle, a symbol of German identity and a World Heritage Site, is where Luther lived in hiding as Knight George. Here he threw an inkpot at the devil and translated the Bible into German.