Discover Germany, Issue 56, November 2017

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Discover Germany  |  Travel  |  Top Romantik Hotel

The ‘Wappensaal’.

Sauna in the spa area Jungbrunnen.

Exterior view.


Have great holidays where Martin Luther beat the devil – and translated the Bible The five-star Romantic Hotel at the Wartburg is an ideal place for people who love to stay in unique and special places. 37 individually designed rooms invite for a romantic holiday for two, a quiet break alone or a short family trip. The hotel is situated at one of the most important historic sites in Germany – and that can be felt in every single room. TEXT: JESSICA HOLZHAUSEN  I  PHOTOS: ROMANTIC HOTEL AT THE WARTBURG

It is a steep slope that leads up the hill towards the romantic hotel at the Wartburg and – a few steps further – to the castle itself. The hotel’s cosy single and double rooms have a great deal of historic features, nooks and wooden beams, and of course a fantastic view towards the castle itself, over the Thuringia forest and towards the town of Eisenach at the foot of 46  |  Issue 56  |  November 2017

the hill. The historical layout of the listed hotel defines its rooms and atmosphere. The romantic hotel at the foot of the Wartburg originally opened its doors in 1914. But actually, there had been a hotel before – which had become far too small for the constantly growing number of visitors inspired by the history and the castle that was

rebuilt from ruins in the 19th century. Over the years, the hotel has been refurbished and modernised a few times to keep it up to date and to provide visitors the comfort they deserve. In 2001, the arcona Hotels & Resorts took over the management. Since then, hotel manager Jens V. Dünnbier and his team have focused on honest hospitality: “We have internalised the hotel’s original name and motto: an inn for cheerful people,” says Jens V. Dünnbier. A place full of history The Wartburg is an important historic site. Originally built in the 11th century, it was here that Martin Luther, hiding under the pseudonym ‘Junker Jörg’, translated the