After staying in Worms and making a speech at the Diet, Luther started on his journey back to Wittenberg on 26 April 1521. On 2 May 1521 he stayed at the ‘Alter Stern’ guest house in Berka. On 4 May 1521, Luther was ‘kidnapped’ in Glasbachgrund near Steinbach and taken into ‘protective custody’ at Wartburg Castle. Here he spent many months and translated the New Testament from Greek to German under the alias ‘Junker Jörg' (Squire George).
Legend has it that the devil disturbed Martin Luther in his rooms at Wartburg Castle in Thuringia during the winter of 1521 and 1522. It is said that when the monk, so engrossed in his work in translating the holy word, was interrupted by the scratching and scrapping, he courageously grabbed the ink well and hurled it at the devil's face.
Getting thereComing by car from the A4, take the exit Eisenach-Ost and follow the B19 towards Eisenach.
ParkingThe carpark 'An der Münze' is located right at the start of the tour. LINK.
EquipmentSturdy shoes and hiking sticks
Basic Equipment for Hiking
- Sturdy, comfortable and waterproof hiking boots or approach shoes
- Layered, moisture wicking clothing
- Hiking socks
- Rucksack (with rain cover)
- Protection against sun, rain and wind (hat, sunscreen, water- and windproof jacket and suitable legwear)
- Hiking poles
- Ample supply of drinking water and snacks
- First aid kit
- Kit para bolhas
- Bivy / survival bag
- Survival blanket
- Pocket knife
- Cell phone
- Navigation equipment / map and compass
- Emergency contact details
- The 'basic' and 'technical' equipment lists are generated based on the selected activity. They are not exhaustive and only serve as suggestions for what you should consider packing.
- For your safety, you should carefully read all instructions on how to properly use and maintain your equipment.
- Please ensure that the equipment you bring complies with local laws and does not include restricted items.