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Lutherfinders lead you through Luthers „dear city“

“My dear city” is what Luther called Eisenach, the city where he spent time as a school kid and later where he found protection within the walls of the Wartburg Castle. And, it was in that castle, where he translated the New Testament into German.

From 1498 to 1501, the young Martin attended the Georgenschule (St. George’s School) and was a boarder with the well-to-do family by the name of Cotta. Many of his relatives also lived in and around Eisenach.

Length of Time

1.5 – 2 Hours


120 Euro  19 % VAT included

groups of 30 persons at most

for each additional hour

35 Euro

After Luther courageously refused to recant his writings at the Diet of Worms in 1521 and was subsequently declared an outlaw and a marked man, the Elector of Saxony, Frederick the Wise, staged a kidnapping and brought Luther to the Wartburg Castle.

Luther let his hair and beard grow and wore the knight’s garb, transforming himself into “Knight George”. In the Winter of 1521-22, he translated the New Testament into German from the safety of his confines.

Lutherfinders - your travel guides in Thuringia

2017 marks the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Between now and 2017, people from around the world will head toward Central Germany on a pilgrimage in the footsteps of Martin Luther. There are many exciting locations to discover in Thuringia. The Lutherfinders would love to accompany you along the way.