Wartburg

Wartburg

[vahrt-boork]
noun
a castle in E Germany, in Thuringia, near Eisenach: Luther translated the new testament here 1521–22.
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Wartburg (German ˈvartbʊrk)
 
n
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

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wartburg

castle, renowned in German history and legend, standing on a steep hill overlooking the town of Eisenach, Thuringia, Germany. The hill was fortified as early as 1080. The landgrave Hermann I of Thuringia (died 1217) rebuilt the castle and made it the seat of a lively court frequented by vagrant poets and musicians, including Walther von der Vogelweide and Wolfram von Eschenbach.

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