29 Sights in Erfurt, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Erthal-Obelisk

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Erthal-Obelisk TomKidd / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Erthal Obelisk is an 18-meter-high obelisk located in the Cathedral Square in Erfurt, Germany. It was built around 1777, when the Archbishop of Mainz and the mayor of the city of Erfurt, Friedrich Karl Joseph von Erthal, first visited, making it one of the oldest monuments in Erfurt. The construction cost is about 1,120 tales, of which 858 tales are collected by citizens. The work of this unknown master architect is made of Wandersleber sandstone and has a square granite pedestal bearing a portrait of a laurel wreath, name, coat of arms and initials, medals and badges of honor. In the past, a tribute on a stone explained that the monument was built "by the faithful subjects of the local city for the best father of the country" and "for eternal remembrance".

Wikipedia: Erthal-Obelisk (DE)

2. Predigerkirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Predigerkirche, Erfurt (EN)

3. Krämerbrücke

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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.

Wikipedia: Krämerbrücke (EN)

4. Collegium Maius

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The Collegium Maius was the main building of the Old University in Erfurt, which existed from 1392 to 1816. A new building built 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". In the old building were the Rectorate, lecture halls and the Great Ballroom of the University. In 2011, the regional church office of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany, which was created in 2009 by merger, moved into the new Collegium Maius.

Wikipedia: Collegium Maius (Erfurt) (DE)

5. Kaisersaal

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Kaisersaal Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

The Kaisersaal is a traditional cultural and congress centre in the old town of Erfurt. The Erfurt Princely Congress of Emperor Napoleon I and Tsar Alexander I took place here in 1808 and the Erfurt Party Congress of the SPD in 1891. On April 12, 1946, communists and social democrats held a joint conference in the Kaisersaal to conclude the "Resolution on the Unification of the KPD and SPD into the Socialist Unity Party of Germany SED" at the local level. The Kaisersaal is located in a listed ensemble at Futterstraße 15/16.

Wikipedia: Kaisersaal (Erfurt) (DE)

6. Bonifatiuskapelle

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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.

Wikipedia: St Severus' Church, Erfurt (EN)

7. Färberwaid

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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. 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.

Wikipedia: Isatis tinctoria (EN)

8. Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum

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Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum Lukas Götz / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The German Horticultural Museum in Erfurt is showing a permanent exhibition with a wide range of topics on around 1,500 m² of exhibition space in the historic defension barracks of the Cyriaksburg Citadel. Garden and plant lovers can find out about the growth and benefits of plants, the history of horticulture and garden art. The museum is unique in its kind in Germany and Europe. It is located on the grounds of the Erfurt Horticultural Exhibition (egapark).

Wikipedia: Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum (DE)

9. Thomaskirche

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Thomaskirche Wikswat / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: St Thomas' Church, Erfurt (EN)

10. Neue Synagoge

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The new synagogue is the synagogue in Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia. Located in Juri-Gagarin-Ring, it is the only (used) synagogue in Thuringia and one of only two synagogues built during the GDR period. It is a prayer room for the Jewish community of about 850 members in Thuringia. In addition to it, there are old synagogues and small synagogues in Erfurt, both of which are no longer used for worship.

Wikipedia: Neue Synagoge (Erfurt) (DE)

11. Erinnerungsort Topf & Söhne

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The Memorial Site Topf & Sons is a place of remembrance with an exhibition and adjoining rooms for educational work in the former administration building of the company J. A. Topf und Söhne in Erfurt, which supplied part of the technical equipment for the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and other concentration camps.

Wikipedia: Erinnerungsort Topf & Söhne (DE)

12. Schottenkirche

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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.

Wikipedia: Schottenkirche, Erfurt (EN)

13. Reglerkirche

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Reglerkirche Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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 the former German Democratic Republic, it was considered a centre of church music in Erfurt.

Wikipedia: Reglerkirche (EN)

14. Hirschgarten

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The Hirschgarten is a partially park-like green area in the old town of Erfurt. It was the first public green space in the city. Today it is a "park duo" from the historic deer garden from the 18th century and a part adjoining it to the west, which was designed on demolition sites in the years 2007 to 2009.

Wikipedia: Hirschgarten (Erfurt) (DE)

15. Cyriakkapelle

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The CyriakKapelle in Erfurt is a so-called diaspora chapel by the architect Otto Bartning. Built in 1950, it is part of the series church follow-up program of the Bartning-Notkirchen. It is located in the southwest of Erfurt in the Cyriaksiedlung and is a church of the Evangelical Preacher Community.

Wikipedia: Cyriakkapelle (DE)

16. Stadtmuseum

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Haus zum Stockfisch is an important Renaissance residence located at Johannesstraße 169 in the Old Town of Erfurt. It was built in the early 20th century. It has been acquired by the city government since the early 20th century and used as a museum, and has been home to the city museum since 1974.

Wikipedia: Haus zum Stockfisch (DE)

17. Roßbrücke

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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 side arm of the Gera, and serves the access traffic of the western city center.

Wikipedia: Roßbrücke (Erfurt) (DE)

18. Sankt Lorenz

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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.

Wikipedia: St Lawrence's Church, Erfurt (EN)

19. ehem. Kartäuserkloster

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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.

Wikipedia: Erfurt Charterhouse (EN)

20. Sankt Bonifatius

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The Roman Catholic listed parish church of St. Boniface is located in the Wagdstraße of Hochheim, a district of Erfurt in Thuringia. It is dedicated to Saint Boniface. The parish of Hochheim belongs to the deanery of Erfurt in the diocese of Erfurt.

Wikipedia: St. Bonifatius (Hochheim) (DE)

21. Zitadelle Cyriaksburg

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Zitadelle Cyriaksburg TomKidd / CC-BY-SA-3.0

Cyriaksburg Castle was originally an urban fortress, followed by 17th-century Swedes, Mainz, and Prussians. Until 19. It is located on Mount Cyriaksberg, 265 meters high, in the middle of Egapark Erfurt, southwest of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Zitadelle Cyriaksburg (DE)

22. Sankt Crucis

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Sankt Crucis Photo: Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Neuwerkskirche (EN)

23. Christuskirche (SELK)

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Evangelical Lutheran Christian Church is a church in Erfurt, Germany. It is a place of worship for the Elfurt congregation of the Independent Evangelical Lutheran Church (SELK) and belongs to the Saxony-Thuringia Church District.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Erfurt) (DE)

24. Michaeliskirche

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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.

Wikipedia: St Michael's Church, Erfurt (EN)

25. Forum Konkrete Kunst

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Forum Konkrete Kunst TomKidd / CC-BY-SA-3.0

St Peter's Church was originally a Romanesque columnar cathedral with three naves, and was a monastery church of Benedictine monasteries. It is located on Petersburg Hill in the center of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Peterskirche (Erfurt) (DE)

26. Sankt Martini

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Sankt Martini Andreas Praefcke / CC BY 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: St Martin's Church, Erfurt (EN)

27. Stadtpark

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Erfurt City Park is a park in Erfurt City, the capital of Thuringia, Germany. A public park covering an area of 6.5 hectares. It is located south of Grand Central Station in the district of Löbervorstadt.

Wikipedia: Stadtpark (Erfurt) (DE)

28. Großes Hospital

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The Great Hospital was the hospital of the medieval city of Erfurt. It is located in the eastern extension of the Old City, between the inside and outside cramp gates of what is now the Yuri-Gagarin ring.

Wikipedia: Großes Hospital (DE)

29. Kaufmannskirche - Sankt Gregorii

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The Kaufmannskirche is a church building in the historical centre of the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany. It is located at the north end of Erfurt's Anger square and has been Lutheran since 1521.

Wikipedia: Kaufmannskirche (EN)

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