Wartburg Castle (1999)
Germany

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Wartburg Castle blends superbly into its forest surroundings and is in many ways 'the ideal castle'. Although it has retained some original sections from the feudal period, the form it acquired during the 19th-century reconstitution gives a good idea of what this fortress might have been at the height of its military and seigneurial power.

It was during his exile at Wartburg Castle that Martin Luther translated the New Testament from the original Greek into German, a seminal contribution to the development of a standard German language. Please follow the link below to read more about Martin Luther. 

  • Germany 2001. Wartburg - Eisenach. 

  • Deutsches Reich 1923. Wartburg Castle. Scan by courtesy of Gerhard Reichert (Germany). 

Germany 2001. Wartburg - Eisenavh.

Deutsches Reich 1923. Wartburg Castle.

German Democratic Republic q966. Stamp #1 in a set of three. German Democratic Republic q966. Stamp #2 in a set of three. German Democratic Republic q966. Stamp #3 in a set of three.

Other World Heritage Sites in Germany (on this site). Inactive links are not described on stamps. Please refer to the UNESCO-listing, section Germany for further information about such sites. 

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