Eisenach is one of the oldest cities in Thuringia and is known worldwide. It is home to Wartburg Castle, one of the most famous castles in Germany.
Around 42,000 inhabitants live in Eisenach. This makes the city one of the larger municipalities in Thuringia.
Eisenach has become known as Luther’s town. Martin Luther lived here for some time at Wartburg Castle, which sits high above the town on a mountain. But Johann Sebastian Bach is also part of the town’s history and you can learn a lot about his life in the Bach House.
In the second half of the 19th century, with the beginning of industrialisation, the city developed into a centre of the automobile industry. The Wartburg and later models of the Opel company rolled off the assembly line here.
Eisenach is an ideal starting point for exploring the Thuringian Forest. South of the town, the first mountainous features begin, rising over 400 metres.
Discover the Lutherstadt Eisenach
High above Eisenach on a mountain range of the Thuringian Forest lies the Wartburg at an altitude of over 200 meters. It is one of the most visited places in Thuringia and offers not only castle and history lovers an unforgettable visit. The view over the region is simply indescribable!
Travel information about Eisenach
There is an airport in Erfurt, about 65 kilometres away. Only a few charter planes still fly there. The nearest airports with international flights are in Leipzig and Frankfurt am Main.
ICE and IC trains from Berlin, Frankfurt(Main) and Kassel stop at Eisenach’s main railway station. There are also regional connections to Bebra, Erfurt and Meiningen. The station is a Thuringian railway junction.
The city is regularly served by a large long-distance bus provider. The stop for the long-distance buses is about 500 metres from the main railway station in Uferstraße.
Lutherstadt is located directly on the A4 motorway.
The town lies on the long-distance cycle route of the Thuringian city chains. The Rennsteig Cycle Path, Werra Cycle Path and Herkules-Wartburg Cycle Path also run close by.
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The inner city area can be explored very well on foot.
By local public transport
There are 14 city bus lines and several regional bus lines operated by regional transport companies. The ZOB is located near the main railway station.
There is a continuous cycle path along the Hörsel river. For some years now, the city administration has been extending the cycle ne
The city has a parking guidance system for the southern part of the city and the three city centre car parks. Free parking is not available in the city centre.