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 (glazed earthenware). A highlight is the Heckelraum on the ground floor, which has expressionist frescos by the artist Erich Heckel, while temporary exhibitions attract the work of artists as significant as Lucas Cranach and Franz Markau.

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Nearby Erfurt attractions

1. Krämerbrücke

0.25 MILES

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…

2. Stadtmuseum

0.27 MILES

Behind the magnificent chequerboard facade of the late-Renaissance Haus am Stockfisch ('House of Stockfish', or dried cod) lies a fascinating exploration…

3. Kunsthalle Erfurt

0.29 MILES

Erfurt's most experimental art space offers a rigorously curated program of exhibitions, incorporating graphic art, audiovisual art and installations.

4. 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…

5. Michaeliskirche

0.36 MILES

Dating to the late 12th century, the old university church boasts a magnificent organ (1652), made by local master Ludwig Compenius, and was a key…

6. Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde

0.41 MILES

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,…

7. Augustinerkloster

0.44 MILES

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…

8. 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…