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Wartburg

[vahrt-boo rk] /ˈvɑrtˌbʊərk/
noun
1.
a castle in E Germany, in Thuringia, near Eisenach: Luther translated the New Testament here 1521–22.
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  • The first describes the arrival of Elizabeth at the Wartburg, and the welcome she receives.

    The Standard Oratorios George P. Upton
  • Luther translated the Bible while confined in the Castle of Wartburg.

    How to Succeed Orison Swett Marden
  • A wet morning at the Wartburg and an afternoon at Erfurth brought me to Jena.

    The Story of My Life, volumes 4-6 Augustus J. C. Hare
  • The old Wartburg was unchanged—the monk and nun hewn on its stones.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • She it was who lured the knightly Tannhuser, the minstrel of the Wartburg, to her mountain.

    Rudy and Babette Hans Christian Andersen
  • The question is, are they pursuing us, or are they merely making for the Wartburg?

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • They would never have come this way to ride to the Wartburg.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • He caused some of my troopers to desert, and then pursued me hotly on my road to the Wartburg.

    The Mercenary W. J. Eccott
  • Luther's confinement in the Wartburg furthered the cause of the Reformation.

    Elijah the Tishbite C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
  • The scene of the second act is laid in the singers' hall of the Wartburg.

British Dictionary definitions for Wartburg

Wartburg

/German ˈvartbʊrk/
noun
1.
a medieval castle in central Germany, in Thuringia southwest of Eisenach: residence of Luther (1521–22) when he began his German translation of the New Testament
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