City of Eisenach - experience Lutherstadt at Thüringer Wald with B&B Hotels
From the historic old town to the world famous Wartburg - the Thuringian Lutheran city of Eisenach offers visitors a multitude of fascinating sights. Discover historical buildings, take part in an exciting city tour or walk in the footsteps of historical personalities such as Martin Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach. Also the the food in Eisenach is worth a visit, as the restaurants and cafés offer many culinary delights for gourmets.
Make the most of your time in Eisenach - with the B&B Hotel Eisenach we offer you comfortable and inexpensive accommodation right next to the Black Fountain in the old town.
Impressive building in Eisenach: the Wartburg
The majestic Wartburg Castle, which has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1999, is enthroned on a hill above the city. It is an impressive testimony to German history and was once one of the centres of high medieval poetry. It was the residence of Saint Elisabeth of Thuringia and served as a refuge for Martin Luther. Here he hid from the Pope's henchmen for a little over a year and translated the New Testament into German. So you should not miss a visit to the Luther Room when you visit the Wartburg. The castle's museum has a number of 14th-century works of art worth seeing, including works by famous artists such as Albrecht Dürer and Lucas Cranach.
Explore Eisenach old town on foot
Start your tour through the picturesque old town at the Eisenach town gate. Here you will find numerous half-timbered town houses and you can also discover buildings from later epochs such as Art Nouveau or Classicism. The heart of the old town is the historic market square, in the centre of which is the market fountain. This square is also home to the 500-year-old town hall and the city palace, which was once the residence of the Dukes of Sachsen-Eisenach and the Grand Dukes of Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach.
Eisenach: Sights with charm
Eisenach is rich in places of interest, including the Luther Monument on Karlsplatz, the Schmale Haus on Johannisplatz and the Bechtolsheim Palace. Of the many sacral buildings, the Georgenkirche in particular should not remain unmentioned. Here, in 1221, the Hungarian King's daughter Elisabeth was married to Landgrave Ludwig IV. The church was also the baptistery of the composer Johann Sebastian Bach. The southern quarter is a listed villa colony, which is especially interesting for fans of architecture. One of the most famous buildings is the Reuter-Wagner-Museum built by Ludwig Bohnstedt.
Culture in the city of Eisenach
Today, the City Palace houses the Department of Culture, the City Archives and the Thuringian Museum of City History as well as the cultural and art history of the state. If you are a music connoisseur, you should visit the Bachhaus, which houses around 250 original exhibits. There you can listen to pieces of music played on baroque keyboard instruments every hour and gain insights into the life and work of this musical genius. Another highlight is a visit to the Reuter-Wagner-Museum, which houses the second largest Wagner collection in the world.
Lutherstadt Eisenach - on the tracks of the reformer
One of the oldest half-timbered houses in Eisenach is the Luther House, in which the great reformer is said to have lived for several years during his school days. It houses a permanent exhibition on Luther and the Bible which is well worth seeing. On display are, for example, paintings from the Cranach School and the Luther rooms.
Music and theatre in Eisenach
Culture lovers will also get their money's worth at the Thüringer Landestheater Eisenach, the Theater am Markt or the historic Wandelhalle. Concerts and theatre performances take place here regularly. The city of Eisenach has a diverse choral landscape, including the famous Bach Choir. The theatre and the neighbouring industrial museum in the industrial monument Alte Mälzerei are also interesting places to visit. If you are planning an overnight stay in Eisenach, you will find countless sights and cultural offers in this picturesque town, which will make your stay in Eisenach an entertaining one.
Excursion destinations: Eisenach and surroundings
For families and nature lovers, a visit to one of the city's idyllic parks is a good idea. The park like area around the artificially created Prinzenteich pond in Eisenach invites you to stroll along the Promenadenweg. The historic Kartausgarten developed over time from a monastery garden, which the Carthusian monks had already laid out around 1390. On the park grounds there is also a classicist gardener's house and the foyer.
Eisenach is an ideal starting point for wonderful excursions in the surrounding area. Hikes through the Landgrafenschlucht gorge or the Drachenschlucht gorge are recommended at any time of the year. Other destinations include the Creuzburg, the Rennsteig high-level hiking trail, the Hainich National Park or the Merkers adventure mine.
How to get around in Eisenach
The sights in the old town are mostly within walking distance. In Eisenach there is a well developed city bus network with a total of 14 city bus lines and numerous regional bus lines. A single trip of an adult for a distance of 1 to 7 km costs only 1,60 Euro. The World Heritage ticket is valid for two days and includes, in addition to the outward and return journey, admission to Wartburg Castle, Tree Crown Experience Trail/Thiemsburg, Wildcat Village (Hütscheroda) and Root Cave. Adults pay 24 Euro.
Arrival in Eisenach - car, train & plane
By car, you can travel to Eisenach via the A4 motorway. In addition, the B7 trunk road connects the city with Kassel. By rail you can reach Eisenach station by ICE (Frankfurt am Main-Dresden) or IC (Dortmund-Berlin-Stralsund). Erfurt-Weimar airport is the nearest airport with scheduled flights, about 50 km away. The airports of Frankfurt (south-west) and Leipzig/Halle (north-east) are each about 200 km away.
Overnight stay in Eisenach at the best price
A city trip to Eisenach is worthwhile for couples and families, those interested in culture and nature. Pets are also welcome. Plan your trip to Eisenach now. The B&B Hotel is located directly in the old town and is therefore the ideal address for your stay in Eisenach - stay overnight in comfort, at a reasonable price and in a top location.