Wartburg - Ansicht von Osten

Location – Directions – Parking Getting to Wartburg Castle

The town of Eisenach and Wartburg Castle are located at the heart of Germany. The town is easy to get to from all directions, whether you are travelling by car or train. Walkers and cyclists will also find many trails leading to the castle.

... by car

If you are arriving by car, you can reach Eisenach and Wartburg Castle via the A4 autobahn and the B7, B19 and B84. The access road to the castle and car park is located in the southern part of town, off the B19.

Click on the Wartburg Castle symbol in the map above to plan your journey using the route planner.


Parking for coaches, cars and motorcycles is available directly below the castle. There is a 500-metre walk from the car park up to the castle. For elderly visitors or those with restricted mobility, a shuttle service runs from the car park to the castle.

If the car park is full, an electronic sign on the access road will provide information about alternative parking.

Cars: €5 – Motorcycles: €2 – Coaches: €20

... by train

Eisenach station is the most central InterCityExpress station in Germany and has excellent connections to the Deutsche Bahn rail network and to all regional services. You can reach Eisenach in under three hours from Berlin, and in under two hours from Frankfurt and Leipzig. From Hamburg, Cologne and Munich, the journey takes about four hours.

For more information, please visit www.bahn.de.

On your arrival in Eisenach, there is a direct bus service (bus number 3 - Luthershuttle) from the main train station to Wartburg Castle.

... on foot or by bike

Wartburg Castle is situated amid the beautiful scenery of the Thuringian Forest, so it is hardly surprising that there are numerous walking and cycling trails nearby. The castle is located on the Luther Trail and the Hercules-Wartburg Cycle Route, and the Rennsteig Trail is also within easy reach.

From the centre of town, you can walk up to the castle on a number of trails. One of the best is the Luther discovery trail, which starts at the market square, runs up Schlossberg hill and ends at the Wartburg Castle donkey station.

More information on walking and cycling trails can be found here.