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The Wartburg is a castle situated on a 1230-foot (410-m) precipice to the southwest of, and overlooking the town of Eisenach, in the state of Thuringia, Germany. In 1999 UNESCO added Wartburg Castle to the World Heritage List as an "Outstanding Monument of the Feudal Period in Central Europe", citing its "Cultural Values of Universal Significance".
For centuries, the Wartburg has been a place of pilgrimage for many people from within and outside Germany, for its significance in German history and in the development of Christianity. Several places (especially US towns founded by Lutherans) and a local brand of automobile have been named after the Wartburg. Wartburg College in Iowa, USA, is named in commemoration of Martin Luther's receiving refuge at the castle and because of the college's forest location and its Thuringian heritage.
Also noteworthy is The Wartburg Adult Care Community in Mount Vernon, New York, that serves the elderly. Its founder, William Passavant, commented that its original site was akin to the site of The Wartburg where Luther translated the New Testament.
[ Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wartburg_Castle ]
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Located in the state of Thuringia, Eisenach is situated between the northern foothills of the Thuringian Forest and the Hainich National Park. As of 2006, the city's population was about 44,000. Automobile manufacturing is an important part of Eisenach…
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