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 Anger). At over 36 hectares it’s so huge that there’s even a little trolley to whisk around the foot-weary. Part of the park is the 15th-century Cyriaksburg citadel, now home to a horticultural museum – climb to the top for fantastic views.

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Nearby Erfurt attractions

1. Zitadelle Petersberg

0.95 MILES

Situated on the Petersberg hill northwest of Domplatz, this 36-hectare citadel ranks among Europe’s largest and best-preserved baroque fortresses. While…

2. Severikirche


The late-13th-century Severikirche – which together with the adjacent cathedral forms Efrurt's iconic architectural ensemble on Domberg (Cathedral Hill) –…

3. Erfurter Dom

1.01 MILES

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…

4. Kunsthalle Erfurt

1.29 MILES

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

5. Michaeliskirche

1.34 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. Alte Synagoge

1.34 MILES

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…

7. Krämerbrücke

1.42 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…

8. Augustinerkloster

1.44 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…