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From: Eisenach, Germany

Eisenach tourist information office

ABOVE: Eisenach's Tourist Information office is on the Markt.

Tourist office

Eisenach messenger bagEisenach's Tourist Information office is easy to find: It's in the yellow Stadtschloss or City Palace on the Markt (see photo above), in the center of town.

The office is open Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It has a comprehensive Web site at www.eisenach.info, with some information in English. Your best bet, if you don't read German, is to visit the Google Translate English-language version of the Web site.

For information on travel throughout the state of Thüringen (Thuringia), see the English-language Thuringia Tourism Web site.

Getting to Eisenach

ICE trainBy train. Eisenach is on the main rail line between Frankfurt and Erfurt, with frequent Deutsche Bahn service on InterCity Express (ICE) or InterRegio trains from Frankfurt, Berlin, Kassel, Weimar, and other cities. Eisenach's Hauptbahnhof, or main railroad station, is within walking distance of the town center.

By car. Eisenach is easy to reach by motorway: It's on the A4 Autobahn, which runs between Dresden and major highway routes from northern, southern, and western German cities. For road directions, use ViaMichelin's interactive journey planner.

Lufthansa 737-500By air. The closest airport is in Erfurt, about 60 km or 38 miles away. If you're coming from outside Germany, you'll probably find it easiest to use a major gateway like Frankfurt or Berlin. (From Frankfurt International Airport, a nonstop ICE or IC train will get you to Eisenach in less than two hours.)

Local transportation

Haltestelle Karlsplatz EisenachKVG, the local transit agency, operates public buses in and around Eisenach. The KVG poorly-designed Web site doesn't work with Google Translate, but the "Fahrplan &Tarife" page has links to  maps and timetables that shouldn't be too difficult to figure out.

KVG ticket machine EisenachYou probably won't be using the bus anyway, except for the No. 10 bus from the city center to Wartburg Castle or the No. 13 "Wartburgcity" bus, which runs from the main railroad station to the city center, the Reuter Wagner Museum, and Wartburg Castle. And you'll be happy to know that ticket machines (such as the one at the Karlsplatz Haltestelle or bus stop, shown in the inset photos) are bilingual.

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