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Eisenach is a town in Thuringia, Germany. It is situated between the northern foothills of the Thuringian Forest and the Hainich National Park. According to the 2006 census, the population of Eisenach had almost 43.626 residents. The history of Eisenach is linked with the Wartburg Castle, which was built according to legend in 1067. Eisenach was the place where Martin Luther lived as a child, although he was not born here, and later for his receiving protection by Frederick the Wise after having been pursued for his religious views. Eisenach is famous as the birthplace of Johann Sebastian Bach as well.
Top Attractions Within Eisenach
Marktplatz in Eisenach is the market square with the Church of St. George, the town hall, the Baroque city castle, as well as a number of highly decorative administrative buildings and merchants' houses. It also features the gilded market fountain designed by Hans Leonardt in 1549, of St George, the patron saint of Eisenach.
Jakobsplan in Eisenach, is named after a chapel destroyed by the fire in the Middle Ages. Jakobsplan comprises a monument to St. George in the centre of the square, part of the old town walls, including one of the look out towers and the Goethe Garden.
The Town Hall in Eisenach is a former wine cellar that became the townhall of Eisenach in 1596. The building, having been destroyed by fire in 1636, was rebuilt in 1641. After the Second World War the Town Hall was renovated and it now houses the city administration offices.
The LutherHaus is one of the oldest and most picturesque half-timbered buildings in Eisenach. Martin Luther is said to have lived here as a pupil during his school days in Eisenach from 1498-1501. Currently, the house is a museum featuring multimedia exhibits relating to that period. The museum is split into five parts where one can see an illustration of Luther's life and times as well as teachings.
Bach House in Eisenach is the house where the famous German composer Johann Sebastian Bach lived. The Bach House was the first museum worldwide to be dedicated to the life and work of Bach in 1906. The house is over 600 years old.