- 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.
She it was who lured the knightly Tannhuser, the minstrel of the Wartburg, to her mountain.
- 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