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Wartburg

[vahrt-boo rk] /ˈvɑrtˌbʊərk/
noun
1.
a castle in E Germany, in Thuringia, near Eisenach: Luther translated the New Testament here 1521–22.
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  • When the news of Tannhuser's return spread through the Wartburg, there was great rejoicing.

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  • Luther translated the Bible while confined in the Castle of Wartburg.

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  • But he thought also of Luther, who fled to the Wartburg to finish his work.

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  • She it was who lured the knightly Tannhuser, the minstrel of the Wartburg, to her mountain.

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  • He is killed in battle with the Saracens and his wife becomes ruler of the Wartburg.

  • They would never have come this way to ride to the Wartburg.

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  • Luther was quitting the Wartburg for a cause very different from that for which he had entered it.

  • At last, on the 7th of March, 1522, Luther escaped from the Wartburg.

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  • The question is, are they pursuing us, or are they merely making for the Wartburg?

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  • The Wartburg is on a very high hill, and the views from it are superb.

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Wartburg

/German ˈvartbʊrk/
noun
1.
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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