Wartburg Festival

Germany99817 Eisenach



The Wartburg is a castle originally built in the Middle Ages. It's situated on a 410 metres (1,350 ft) 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. It was the home of St. Elisabeth of Hungary, the place where Martin Luther translated the New Testament of the Bible into German, the site of the Wartburg festival of 1817 and the supposed setting for the legendary Sängerkrieg.The Festssal is used regularly for staging the opera Tannhäuser, as well as concerts and other events.

Music Program


The long night of the trumpet has become a tradition at the Wartburg Festival. Otto Sauer, the artistic director of the festival, invites renowned trumpet players from around the world to perform. This performance includes classical and jazz music performed by exceptional trumpet soloists.

The Wartburg Festival unites people with the music that they love and musicians and friends from around the world. Enjoy unforgettable concerts in the beautiful Festsaal of the Wartburg.

Zauber des Barock, Otto Sauter
Trumpet Romance, Marek Zvolanek
Welthits der Trompete, Vlado Kumpan
A Tribute to Maynard Ferguson, Bryan Davis


Wigald Boning and Roberto di Gioia
... Play Bach

Wigald Boning (Flute) & Roberto di Gioia (Piano & Keyboard)


Recovering Barock on the Wartburg

Luca Benucci (Horn)

Otto Sauter (Piccolo Trompet)


Music from Molter und Graun


Otto Sauter & Ten of the Best

Swingig Christmas Melodies


A Divine Christmas

Divine - The Opera Trio

Caroline Gentele, Gabriella Lambert-Olsson and Jacqueline Miura (Sopran)
István Dénés (Piano)