Attractions

Top Choice Cathedral in Erfurt

Erfurter Dom

Erfurt's cathedral, where Martin Luther was ordained a priest, grew over the centuries from a simple 8th-century chapel into the stately Gothic pile of today. Standouts in its treasure-filled interior include the st…
Top Choice Fortress in Erfurt

Zitadelle Petersberg

Situated on the Petersberg hill northwest of Domplatz, this 36-hectare citadel ranks among Europe’s largest and best-preserved baroque fortresses. While most interior buildings are closed to the public (and daubed w…
Church in Erfurt

Augustinerkloster

It’s Luther lore galore at the monastery where the reformer lived from 1505 to 1511, where he was ordained as a monk and where he read his first Mass. You’re free to roam the grounds, visit the church with its ether…
Bridge in Erfurt

Krämerbrücke

Flanked by photogenic half-timbered houses on both sides, this charming 1325 stone bridge is the only one north of the Alps that's still inhabited. To this day people live above little shops with attractive displays…
Synagogue in Erfurt

Alte Synagoge

This is one of Europe's oldest Jewish houses of worship, dating in part to the 11th century. Following the 'Black Death' pogrom of 1349 it was used as an inn and store, thus escaping destruction at the hands of the …
Church in Erfurt

Severikirche

The late-13th-century Severikirche – which together with the adjacent cathedral forms Efrurt's iconic architectural ensemble on Domberg (Cathedral Hill) – is a five-aisled hall church with prized treasures that incl…
Gardens in Erfurt

Egapark Erfurt

It’s easy to spend hours amid the riotous flower beds, Japanese rock garden, Schmetterlinghaus (butterfly house) and greenhouses of the rambling GDR-era Egapark, about 4km west of the city centre (take tram 2 from A…
Museum in Erfurt

Angermuseum

Housed inside a fully restored baroque building completed in 1712, the Angermuseum has a strong collection of medieval art, paintings ranging from the 17th century to contemporary times, and Thuringian faience (glaz…
Museum in Erfurt

Stadtmuseum

Behind the magnificent chequerboard facade of the late-Renaissance Haus am Stockfisch ('House of Stockfish', or dried cod) lies a fascinating exploration of Erfurt's long history. From material artefacts such as a m…
Museum in Erfurt

Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde

This folklore museum is one of the largest of its kind in Germany, with an interesting collection focused on the applied arts, with household objects, furnishings and tools of all sorts. Its centrepiece is an exhibi…