The Youth Hostel is located on the outskirts of Eisenach right at the foot of the Wartburg. Whether you're a nature fan or a culture buff - Eisenach, with its wide range of attractions and amazing scenery has got to be a record-breaker. The Middle Ages are alive and well up on the Wartburg, once a centre of high medieval poetry and the Sängerkrieg ("Minstrel Contest) and also the place where St. Elizabeth lived and worked. Going by the name of "Junker Jörg", Martin Luther translated the Bible at this very castle. The historic old town, with its late Gothic town hall, baroque palace, Bach's birthplace and the Lutherhaus, lends the town an unmistakable medieval charm. Eisenach is also the birthplace of EMW, which was to become part of BMW, and today it's also home to the most modern Opel factory. The surrounding area is packed with lovely destinations such as the "Drachenschlucht" ("Dragon Ravine") with its unique geological layers, while there's also fascinating flora and fauna to be enjoyed as well as the Rennsteig Trail.