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Erfurt

N 5058.609', E 111.437'
2014-04-06
http://www.erfurt-tourismus.de/en/
Our rating: 7.20
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Erfurt is the capital of Thuringia, city with 1270 years of history. Due to the excellent location, at the crossroads of trade routes, it was well developed in the Middle Ages. The town gained wealth and political influence through the trading and export of a blue dye gained from the woad plant. Due to the importance of the city there was a constant struggle between the bishops of Mainz and local rulers. In 1352 Erfurt received the status of free imperial city and in 1430 joined the Hanseatic Trade Union.

In 1392 in Erfurt opened the third oldest university in Germany. From 1501 to 1505 here studied Martin Luther, reformer and founder of the Lutheran Church.

We moved around the city using these two maps. Center is compact.

Tourist map of Erfurt
Tourist map of Erfurt @


Map of transport in Erfurt
Map of transport in Erfurt @

The main attraction of the city is Cathedral Square with Erfurt Cathedral and Severikirche.

Cathedral Square (Domplatz) in Erfurt
Cathedral Square (Domplatz) in Erfurt erfurt-touristinformation.de

To take best pictures you need to come here early in the morning. In the Middle Ages the area was smaller, but because of the fire in 1813 during the war with Napoleon's troops, a few rows of houses were burned. Those which now surround the area create a beautiful ensemble.

Houses on the Cathedral Square in Erfurt
Houses on the Cathedral Square in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Near the square, on the hill stands Petersberg fortress, but it is better to climb there in the evening, when the sun will shine from different side. Wide staircase leads to cathedrals. The main cathedral is very large and even consists of 2 parts. It received  present appearance in XIV - XV centuries. Inside stored quite a large collection of art objects.

Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral Yuriy Buriak

Impressive stained-glass windows (XV century).

Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt Cathedral
Erfurt Cathedral Yuriy Buriak

Severikirche (Church of Saint Severi) smaller in size, but still is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Germany. The most interesting here are: Here the most interesting is a huge organ, sarcophagus of St.Severi (1365) and many tombstones on the floor. The bell, located in the middle tower (1497) is the largest medieval church bell in the world.

Severikirche in Erfurt
Severikirche in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Severikirche in Erfurt
Severikirche in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

From Cathedral Square we went in the direction of Kraemerbruecke bridge. Along the way we met the Church of All Saints (1221 - the end of the XIV century).

Church of All Saints (1221 - the end of the XIV century)
Church of All Saints (1221 - the end of the XIV century) Yuriy Buriak

Next square is Fish Market (Fischmarkt). It is small, but has many beautiful buildings, as well as City Hall (1711 -1720).

Fish Market square in Erfurt
Fish Market square in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Guild Hall (1584)
Guild Hall (1584) Yuriy Buriak


House
House "At the Red Bull" (1562) Yuriy Buriak

Note small sculptures on the houses.

Sculptures on the Fish Market Square
Sculptures on the Fish Market Square Yuriy Buriak


Sculptures on the Fish Market Square
Sculptures on the Fish Market Square Yuriy Buriak


Sculptures on the Fish Market Square
Sculptures on the Fish Market Square Yuriy Buriak

Town Hall can be visited for free, don't miss this opportunity.

Town Hall in Erfurt
Town Hall in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Town Hall in Erfurt
Town Hall in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Town Hall in Erfurt
Town Hall in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

There are small squares on the both sides of the bridge.

Benediktsplatz
Benediktsplatz Yuriy Buriak

The bridge from inside looks like an ordinary street.

Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt
Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Therefore, you have to look at it from outside.

Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt
Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt
Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt
Kraemerbruecke in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

River, that passed under the bridge, creates beautiful cityscapes.

Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

On the other side of the bridge is a very cozy Small market square. Here stands Ägidienkirche church. Upstairs there is an observation deck (1.5 euros), but it does not work during services at the church.

Small market square in Erfurt
Small market square in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Next street after the bridge and the square is Futterstrase. There are several beautiful buildings here and one particularly beautiful at the intersection with Johannesstrase.

Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Here you can turn right and walk to downtown Anger.

Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

From here, trams run in all directions and we went to the EGA park on tram number 2. Entrance fee to the park is 6 euro. This landscaped park, exhibition center and botanical garden in one. It is built on the area around the old Kiriaksburg fortress. Walls and buildings of the fortress are now integrated into the landscape of the park.

EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

There is a huge playground and a small zoo for children.

EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

One of the towers of the fort converted into a viewing platform which offers a great view of the park and Erfurt.

EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


View of the Erfurt from EGA park
View of the Erfurt from EGA park Yuriy Buriak


View of the Erfurt from EGA park
View of the Erfurt from EGA park Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

There is unusual fountain in the park, it can be controlled.

EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


EGA Park in Erfurt
EGA Park in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

We leaved the part through the lower exit leading to Goethe square and from there went on a tram back to center. Stopped at the beginning of the Anger street near the Hirschgarten (Deer garden) square. On this square stands one of the most beautiful buildings in the city Chancery. It became famous after 1808, when it hosted the Erfurt Fuerstenkongress. Since the end of September for two weeks Erfurt became a center of world politics. Napoleon Bonapart organized here meeting with Alexander I for the conclusion of the Franco-Russian alliance.

Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


City Chancery in Erfurt
City Chancery in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Next went for a walk down the Anger street. Despite the fact that it is the central street of the city it is quite deserted, as most tourists walk in the old town. In the past centuries rich people lived there and they have left many beautiful buildings.

Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak



Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Martin Luther monument on the Anger square
Martin Luther monument on the Anger square Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Museum at the Anger
Museum at the Anger Yuriy Buriak


Anger Street in Erfurt
Anger Street in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

From Anger on the tram we reached the Cathedral Square. The last place for today is Petersberg fortress (XVII century).

Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt
Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Don't miss the opportunity to taste Thüringian sausage (Thuringen bratwurst). On the square near the tram stop there is a place where they cost 1 euro. Don't know why, but Germans cosider sausages from this region the best in the country. I do not see the difference, they all tasty :)

Erfurt
Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Fortress meets tourists with massive and well-preserved gate.

Baroque gate (1673) with the arms of Mainz Elector Johann Philipp
Baroque gate (1673) with the arms of Mainz Elector Johann Philipp Yuriy Buriak

To estimate the height of the walls just compare them with people on the top.

Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt
Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

Castle is perfectly preserved. It's pretty big and you need at least 1 hour to get around its perimeter.

Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt
Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt
Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak


Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt
Petersberg Fortress in Erfurt Yuriy Buriak

The walls offer beatifulul views of the city and the Cathedral Square.

View of the Cathedral square from the Petersberg fortress
View of the Cathedral square from the Petersberg fortress Yuriy Buriak


View of the cathedrals from the Petersberg Fortress
View of the cathedrals from the Petersberg Fortress Yuriy Buriak

Getting there: Erfurt has a small airport. Tram 4 connects it with the center. The best option to reach the city is by train, find schedule in bahn.de.

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Tags, all countries: cathedral, city, fortress, park
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