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.