Wartburg Castle Photos
Festsaal (Festival Hall) is on the top floor of the Romanesque Palas,
where it runs the entire length and width of the building. The room (which has
been restored and enhanced over the centuries) was the site of the
Wartburg Festival of
1817, when members of university fraternities organized what has been called
the first democratic meeting on German ground.
Today, the Festsaal is a popular venue for concerts
and other events, including concert presentations of Richard Wagner's
(whose story takes place on the Wartburg).