Luther Trail

Unesco Welterber Wartburg bei Eisenach
UNESCO Welterbe Wartburg | Bild Anna-Lena Thamm

Walking in Luther’s tracks - Eisenach-Treffurt section

Over a length of 900 kilometres, the Luther Trail connects the most important Luther places in Thuringia. One of the most beautiful sections leads the hiker from lively Eisenach to romantic Treffurt.

The Wartburg towers high above Eisenach, showing the hiker even from a distance the right way to the perhaps most important Thuringian station on the Luther Trail. In Eisenach, Luther remains alive and the reformation can be experienced at every corner. But very soon, the Luther Trail leads out of the city into the silence of nature. Hikers enjoy the almost untouched beauty of the Hainich foothills up to the little town of Creuzburg. From here, it is only a short hop to the romantic city of Treffurt with its half-timbered houses.



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Lutherweg-Gesellschaft e.V.
Collegienstraße 62
06886 Lutherstadt Wittenberg

phone (0 34 91) 46 61 10


start: Eisenach
destination: Treffurt
height: 171 m - 409 m above sea level
difficulty level: easy
distance: 36 km
travel time: 8 hours
barrier-free: no
baby carriage suitable: no
marker: green "L" on white square
accessibility: best hiking time from Easter to early November

Wartburg - World Heritage

UNESCO-Welterbe WartburgEisenach: For almost one thousand years, the impressive Wartburg castle has towered above Eisenach. Being a witness of German history and culture, it became part of the UNESCO World Heritage in 1999.

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Luther Trail

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