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The Augustinian monastery in Erfurt is a former monastery of the Augustinian hermits built from 1277, where Martin Luther lived as a monk between 1505 and 1511. After the Reformation, the monastery passed into the possession of the Protestant Church in 1525; In 1559 it was secularized by the city of Erfurt. In 1945, parts of the monastery were destroyed in an air raid, but were soon rebuilt to such an extent that the complex could be put to a new use, it became an official Luther memorial and parts served as a preacher's school. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, around 1994, the Augustinian monastery became the official seat of the Erfurt-Nordhausen provost's office. The building is mainly used as a conference and meeting centre. The monastery was extensively restored and modernized from the year 2000. It is a recognized cultural monument according to the Thuringian Monument Protection Act.
2. Thüringer Grenzstein-Lapidarium
The Lapidarium Willrode is a collection of historical boundary and municipal stones on the grounds of the Willroda forester's lodge near the Thuringian state capital Erfurt. Since 2009, an exhibition of Thuringian boundary stones has been set up on the western courtyard side of the estate. The exhibitor is the Thuringian State Association of the DVW – Society for Geodesy, Geoinformation and Land Management (DVW). There are currently about thirteen boundary and municipal stones with well-labeled explanatory boards. The collection presents demarcations of the external borders of historical territories. Initials at the head of the stones or their coat of arms indicate the respective rule. For example, "KP" stands for the Kingdom of Prussia, while "HG" refers to the Duchy of (Saxe) Gotha. Other municipal stones show the initials of the municipal area or the sequential numbering.
The Erthal Obelisk is an 18-metre-high obelisk on Erfurt Cathedral Square. It was erected around 1777 on the occasion of the first visit of the Archbishop of Mainz and Erfurt city lord Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal, making it one of the oldest monuments in Erfurt. The construction costs were 1120 thalers, of which the citizens raised 858 in a collection. The work of an unsurviving master builder is made of Wandersleb sandstone and has a square base made of granite with a laurel-wreathed effigy, name, coat of arms and initials, orders and decorations. In earlier times, a dedication in the stone explained that the "loyal subjects of the local city had built this monument to the best father of the country"in eternal memory".
The Predigerkirche is a Lutheran church in Erfurt, central Germany. It is a monastic church to the Dominican friary, Predigerkloster, adjacent to the church. The name of the Preachers' Church derives from the designation of the Dominicans as "Preacher Brothers". The Predigerkirche was originally built by the Dominican Order in the 13th century, when the mystic Meister Eckhart was prior here. The original building was modified in 1340–50, and the bell tower was built between 1447 and 1488. The church became Protestant after the Reformation. Around 1806, the Predigerkirche was used as a prisoner-of-war camp, which led to damage to the interior and the equipment. Repairs were made around 1826.
5. Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum
The German Horticultural Museum is located in Erfurt in the historic defense barracks of the Cyriaksburg Citadel on the grounds of the Erfurt horticultural exhibition Egapark. In its exhibitions and workshops, lectures and guided tours, visitors can learn about the relationship between man – plant and environment from its beginnings to the future. The topics are assigned to two areas: commercial horticulture and landscaping. Commercial horticulture deals with the commercial cultivation of foodstuffs such as apples, tomatoes and cabbage as well as ornamental plants and trees. The field of landscaping includes the design of green spaces and can pursue aesthetic, social or ecological goals.
6. Neue Mühle
The Neue Mühle is a technical museum on the Schlösserbrücke in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany. It is located on a tributary of the small river Gera, which operates the hydroelectric power plant of the mill. It contains a flour mill with an undershot Zuppinger water wheel and is the last functioning mill of the former 60 in the city. It has borne its name as the "New Mill" since its reconstruction after the fire of 1735. Of particular interest is the preserved material flow over all floors by means of a belt bucket elevator. In addition to a grinding aisle, there are also historic roller mills, several plansifters and a mill brake elevator.
The Krämerbrücke is a medieval arch bridge in the city of Erfurt, in Thuringia, central Germany, which is lined with half-timbered shops and houses on both sides of a cobblestone street. It is one of the few remaining bridges in the world that have inhabited buildings. It has been continuously inhabited for over 500 years, longer than any other bridge in Europe. The stone, pedestrian bridge, which dates from 1325, is one of the oldest secular structures in Erfurt. It spans the Breitstrom, a branch of Gera River, and connects two town squares – Benediktsplatz and Wenigemarkt.
Isatis tinctoria, also called woad, dyer's woad, or glastum, is a flowering plant in the family Brassicaceae with a documented history of use as a blue dye and medicinal plant. Its genus name, Isatis, derives from the ancient Greek word for the plant, ἰσάτις. It is occasionally known as Asp of Jerusalem. Woad is also the name of a blue dye produced from the leaves of the plant. Woad is native to the steppe and desert zones of the Caucasus, Central Asia to Eastern Siberia and Western Asia but is now also found in South-Eastern and Central Europe and western North America.
9. Collegium Maius
The Collegium Maius was the main building of the Old University in Erfurt, which existed from 1392 to 1816. A new building erected in the old style from 1998 onwards is located after the destruction of the old building in 1945 in Michaelisstraße in the centre of Erfurt's old town, in the so-called "Latin Quarter". The old building housed the rectorate, lecture halls and the Great Hall of the University. In 2011, the regional church office of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, which had been created in 2009 by merger, moved into the new Collegium Maius.
The Luther Church, together with the Martini Church in Ilversgehofen, belongs to the parish of Martini-Luther in the Erfurt church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. It was built during the Weimar Republic in the Johannesvorstadt on Magdeburger Allee between the former tram depot and the former police academy. The church is a rectangular building with an oval hall and a west tower about 50 meters high, its architecture shows characteristics of Expressionism and Art Deco. It is a listed building and is a station on the Luther Trail.
The Kaisersaal is a traditional cultural and congress centre in the old town of Erfurt. In 1808 the Erfurt Congress of Princes of Emperor Napoleon I and Tsar Alexander I took place here and in 1891 the Erfurt party congress of the SPD. On April 12, 1946, Communists and Social Democrats held a joint meeting in the Kaisersaal to pass the "Resolution on the Unification of the KPD and SPD to Form the Socialist Unity Party of Germany (SED)" at the local level. The Kaisersaal is located in a listed ensemble at Futterstraße 15/16.
St Severus' Church in the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic church building. It stands on the Domberg directly next to St Mary's Cathedral. As a unique architectural ensemble, both churches together form the city's landmark. Due to its unusual form, which seems to anticipate the late Gothic hall church, St Severus' Church is one of the most important Gothic buildings in Germany. The bones of the church patron Severus of Ravenna rest in an artistically very significant sarcophagus.
St Thomas' Church in the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a United Protestant parish church. It was built in Gothic Revival style in a park on Schillerstraße in the Löbervorstadt district in 1900–1902 to replace the Old St Thomas' Church, which had become too small. It has the second-highest steeple in the city at 72 metres (236 ft) and houses a Gothic altar retable from 1445, which is one of Erfurt's four valuable carved altars.
14. Neue Synagoge
The New Synagogue is the synagogue of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, Germany. It is located on Juri-Gagarin-Ring and is the only (used) synagogue in Thuringia as well as one of only two synagogues built in GDR times. It serves as a prayer room for the Jewish Community of Thuringia, which has around 850 members. In addition to her, there are the old and the small synagogue in Erfurt, both of which are no longer used for church services.
15. Forsthaus Willrode
Today's Forsthaus Willroda complex is listed in the Thuringian castles and palaces list and is a complex southeast of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia. It is located in the Willroda Forest between Egstedt and Schellroda, on the territory of the Egstedt District. Willroda Forsthaus consists of several buildings that were built as fortifications and later converted and expanded into hunting lodges and then Forsthaus.
16. St. Dionysius
The Evangelical Lutheran Dionysius Church stands on the eastern part of a fortified plateau of Möbisburg, a part of Möbisburg-Rhoda, a district of the city of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, rising above the east bank of the Gera. The parish of Erfurt-Möbisburg belongs to the parish association of Erfurt-Bischleben in the church district of Erfurt of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
17. Zitadelle Petersberg
Petersberg Citadel in Erfurt, central Germany, is one of the largest and best-preserved town fortresses in Europe. The citadel was built on Petersberg hill, in the north-western part of the old town centre from 1665, when Erfurt was governed by the Electorate of Mainz. It is surrounded by over two kilometres of stone walls and is 36 hectares in size.
18. Erinnerungsort Topf & Söhne
The Topf & Söhne memorial site is a place of remembrance with an exhibition and adjoining rooms for educational work in the former administration building of the J. A. Topf and Sons company in Erfurt, which supplied part of the technical equipment for the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and other concentration camps.
The Cyriak Chapel in Erfurt is a so-called diaspora chapel designed by the architect Otto Bartning. Built in 1950, it is part of the series church follow-up program of the Bartning emergency churches. It is located in the southwest of Erfurt in the Cyriak settlement and is a church of the Evangelical Preachers' Community.
The Schottenkirche in the historical part of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic church building dating back to the 12th century. The Romanesque basilica belonged to a former Celtic monastery of St James. Today, it is a subsidiary church of the Catholic parish of St Lawrence's Church.
The Hirschgarten is a partially park-like green space in the old town of Erfurt. It was the city's first public green space. Today it is a "park duo" consisting of the historic Hirschgarten from the 18th century and an adjoining part to the west, which was designed on demolition site in the years 2007 to 2009.
22. Sankt Michael
The Evangelical Lutheran St. Michael's Church is located in Windischholzhausen, a district of Erfurt, the state capital of Thuringia. The parish of Erfurt-Windischholzhausen belongs to the community of Erfurt-Windischholzhausen in the Erfurt church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
23. Sankt Pankratius
The village church of St. Pankratius is in the Hochstedt district of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia. The parish belongs to the parish of Vieselbach in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. The original church burned down in 1978 and was rebuilt in a simplified form.
Haus zum Stockfisch is an important Renaissance civic residence located at 169 Johannesstrasse, Old Town, Erfurt. It was established in the early 20th century. It was acquired by the city in the early 20th century and has since been used as a museum and has been home to the city's museums since 1974.
25. Kirche Wallichen
The Protestant village church of Wallichen stands within a cemetery in the Wallichen district of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia on the Way of St. James from Görlitz to Vacha. The parish belongs to the parish of Vieselbach in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
The Roßbrücke is a road bridge in the city center of the Thuringian state capital Erfurt and is one of the oldest preserved natural stone bridges in the city. It is located on Herrmannsplatz, spans the Walkstrom, a tributary of the Gera, and serves the access traffic of the western city center.
27. Sankt Lorenz
St Lawrence's Church in the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic parish church dating from around 1300. The Gothic hall church is located on the northern edge of Anger square and at the beginning of the Schlösserstraße in the centre of the historical part of Erfurt.
28. Sankt Ulrici
The listed Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Ulrici is located in Urbich, a district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. The parish of Erfurt-Urbich belongs to the parish association of Erfurt-Windischholzhausen in the church district of Erfurt of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
29. Sankt Bonifatius
The Roman Catholic, listed branch church of St. Boniface is located in the Hochheim district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. It is a branch church of the parish of St. Nikolaus Erfurt-Melchendorf in the deanery of Erfurt of the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of St. Boniface.
30. Sankt Martin
The Roman Catholic branch church of St. Martin is located in the Dittelstedt district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. It is a branch church of the parish of St. Nikolaus Erfurt-Melchendorf in the deanery of Erfurt of the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of St. Martin of Tours.
The Reglerkirche is a church building in the historical centre of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany. It serves a Lutheran parish as a place of worship and is one of the larger churches in the city's old part. In times of East Germany, it was considered a centre of church music in Erfurt.
32. St. Benignus
St. Beninus Church is a Protestant country church near Erfurt. It is located in the Bischleben district of the so-called Mauergäè chen, connecting Linde Street and Backhausstra è e Street. Today, it belongs to the Protestant diocese of Bishleben, along with Mobisborg and Rhoda.
33. Haus Vaterland
The Haus Vaterland in Erfurt, the state capital of Thuringia, is located at Regierungsstraße 72. Haus Vaterland, the former Weimar escort house in Erfurt, houses the European Information Centre and offices of the Thuringian State Chancellery. The building is a protected monument.
34. Sankt Josef
The Roman Catholic parish church of St. Josef is located in the Ilversgehofen district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. It is the parish church of the parish of St. Josef Erfurt in the deanery of Erfurt of the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of St. Joseph of Nazareth.
35. Sankt Severinus
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Severinus is in Mittelhausen, a district of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia. The parish of Mittelhausen belongs to the parish area of Riethnordhausen in the church district of Apolda-Buttstädt of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
36. Zitadelle Cyriaksburg
The Cyriaksburg Citadel in the southwest of the Thuringian state capital Erfurt is an originally urban, later Swedish, Electoral Mainz and Prussian city fortress of the 17th to 19th centuries. It is located on the 265-metre-high Cyriaksberg, in the middle of the egapark Erfurt.
37. Porta Coeli Kirche
The Evangelical Lutheran, listed village church Porta Coeli is located at Himmelpfortenweg 7 in Kühnhausen, a district of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia. The parish of Erfurt-Kühnhausen belongs to the Erfurt church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
38. Christuskirche (SELK)
The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ is a church in the Brühler suburb of Erfurt, Germany. It serves as a place of worship for the Erfurt congregation of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) and belongs to the church district of Saxony-Thuringia.
39. Sankt Viti
The Church of St. Viti at Vitusplatz 4 is one of the two Protestant village churches in the Erfurt district of Gispersleben. It is under the patronage of Saint Vitus and today belongs to the Protestant church district of Erfurt. The building is a listed building.
40. Klostergut Alach
The Klostergut Alach was a monastery estate in Alach near Erfurt, first mentioned in 1104, which belonged to St. Peter's Monastery Erfurt until 1803. The preserved manor house is designated as a cultural monument, stands empty and is acutely threatened by decay.
41. ehem. Kartäuserkloster
Erfurt Charterhouse is a former charterhouse, or Carthusian monastery, in Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany. It was founded in the 1370s: building works began in 1372 and the monastery was accepted into the Carthusian Order in 1374. Work started on the church in 1375.
42. St. Simon und Judas
The Protestant village church of St. Simon and Jude is located in the Rohda district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. The community belongs to the parish association of Klettbach in the church district of Weimar of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
43. St. Dionysius
The St. Dionysius Church is the Evangelical Lutheran church of Salomonsborn, a district of the Thuringian capital Erfurt. It belongs to the parish of Marbach-Salomonsborn in the Erfurt church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
44. St. Cyriakus
The Protestant village church of St. Cyriakus is located in the Azmannsdorf district of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia. The parish belongs to the parish of Vieselbach in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
45. Sankt Crucis
The Neuwerkskirche at the edge of the historical part of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic church building dating from the 15th century. Today, it is a branch church of the Catholic parish of St Lawrence's Church.
46. Kurmainzische Statthalterei
The Electoral Mainz Lieutenancy is a baroque, three-storey four-winged complex around an inner courtyard from the 16th to 18th centuries. It is located on the corner of Regierungsstraße and Meister-Eckehart-Straße in the centre of Erfurt.
St Michael's Church in the historical centre of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Gothic church building. It belongs to the Evangelische Stadtmission Erfurt and is the university church of the University of Erfurt.
48. Gustav Adolf Kirche
49. Sankt Andreas
The church of St. Andreas in Ermstedt, a district of Erfurt, is the most important building in the village in terms of art history. After the fall of the Berlin Wall, it was extensively restored both inside and out.
50. Sankt Martini
St Martin's Church in the west of the historical centre of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic church building. Today, it is a subsidiary church of the Catholic parish of St Lawrence's.
51. St. Ulrich
The Evangelical Church of St. Ulrich is a listed church building in Alach, a district of Erfurt in Thuringia. The municipality belongs to the Erfurt church district in the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
St. Luke's Church is a Protestant church in the Daberstedt district of Erfurt, Germany. It belongs to the parish of Erfurt-Südost in the Erfurt church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.
53. Zum breiten Herd
The Haus zum Breiten Herd is a Renaissance town house on the northern edge of the fish market in the old town of Erfurt. It is one of the most magnificent and well-known Renaissance buildings in the city.
54. Forum Konkrete Kunst
St. Peter's Church is originally a three-nave Romanesque pillar basilica and was the abbey church of a Benedictine abbey. It is located on the Petersberg in the center of the Thuringian capital Erfurt.
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