Wartburg Castle is one of the best-preserved medieval castles in Germany. First built in 1067, it developed into an extensive fortress complex over the course of the centuries, with Romanesque, Gothic and 19th century architectural features. The Romanesque main castle captures 900 years of history within its walls: courtly art from the Middle Ages, St. Elisabeth’s life and work, Martin Luther’s translation of the New Testament and the castle’s role as a symbol of German unity dating back to the nationalist struggles of the 19th century. Today, the art treasures, medieval tapestries, the ‘Dürer cupboard’, paintings by Lucas Cranach the Elder, are markable collection of cutlery and European arts and crafts from the 11th to the 19th century attract large numbers of visitors to Wartburg Castle. It is a popular destination at any time of year, surrounded by stunning scenery and offering lots to see and do.