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Eisenach

N 5058.478', E 1019.176'
2013-10-03
http://www.eisenach.de
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Eisenach is known first of all for the Wartburg Castle, which is located nearby, and due to which the town appeared. A great preacher and reformer Martin Luther spent his childhood in Eisenach. Johann Sebastian Bach was also born here. Their houses are currently museums.

House museum of Martin Luther
House museum of Martin Luther Yuriy Buriak

There's no half-timbered downtown in Eisenach, only few buildings of this type. But near the ​​Johannes Platz you can find the narrowest house in Germany.

The narrowest house in Germany
The narrowest house in Germany Yuriy Buriak

Tourists come to the town from the train station through the gates of St. Nicholas. There is also the church of the same name, and a monument to Martin Luther.

Monument to Martin Luther and the St. Nicholas Church
Monument to Martin Luther and the St. Nicholas Church Yuriy Buriak

The Market Square is surrounded by buildings of different styles and eras. The most beautiful of them is the Town Palace. Now it houses a tourist information office and a museum of Thuringia.

Town Palace (1742-45)
Town Palace (1742-45) Yuriy Buriak

Find an ancient measure of length and a shameful ring near the Town Hall.

Town Hall
Town Hall Yuriy Buriak


Unit of measurement
Unit of measurement "ell" and a shameful ring Yuriy Buriak

At the fountain in the center of the Market Square stands is a sculpture of the patron saint of the town, St. George. Nearby is the St. George Church.

St. George Church
St. George Church Yuriy Buriak


Fountain figure of St. George
Fountain figure of St. George Yuriy Buriak


St. George Church
St. George Church Yuriy Buriak

More photos of Eisenach

Johannisplatz
Johannisplatz Yuriy Buriak


Even in Germany, next to the house of Martin Luther such a monstrosity could be built.
Even in Germany, next to the house of Martin Luther such a monstrosity could be built. Yuriy Buriak


House on the Johannisstr.
House on the Johannisstr. Yuriy Buriak


Houses on the Marktplatz
Houses on the Marktplatz Yuriy Buriak


Post office
Post office Yuriy Buriak

Good map of the downtown (PDF)

Getting there: By train to Eisenach, use bahn.de.

Tags, Germany: city, town hall

Tags, all countries: city, town hall
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