Thursday, January 30, 2014

Wartburg Castle, Thuringia - GERMANY - UNESCO #897

With almost 1000 years of age, the acient walls of this beautiful caslte in the eastern part of Germany are filled with history and witnessed all the political and religious turmoil in Central Europe since feudal and medieval times. Thank you very much for this card Liane, this is another place I really wish to visit one day and since it is a UNESCO WHS it rises my collection to 281 sites (only 700 to the end... I'm almost there!).  This postcard took 3 days to arrive!
UNESCO #897 - Wartburg Castle - GERMANY
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 into German.

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