Wartburg Castle Heritage
Wartburg is named after the Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, Germany, a center for culture and the arts since the 11th century. The castle became a significant landmark in Lutheran history during the 16th century Reformation. While under a papal ban and disguised as a knight, Martin Luther spent 10 months in hiding at the castle. During that time, he completed a translation of the New Testament into German. Considered one of Luther’s greatest achievements, this translation became the standard for a uniform written language throughout Germany.