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
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
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
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.)
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.
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.