Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #4 in Erfurt, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 23 sights
Distance 10 km
Ascend 163 m
Descend 133 m

Experience Erfurt in Germany in a whole new way with our self-guided sightseeing tour. This site not only offers you practical information and insider tips, but also a rich variety of activities and sights you shouldn't miss. Whether you love art and culture, want to explore historical sites or simply want to experience the vibrant atmosphere of a lively city - you'll find everything you need for your personal adventure here.

Individual Sights in Erfurt

Sight 1: Erinnerungsort Topf & Söhne

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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.

Wikipedia: Erinnerungsort Topf & Söhne (DE), Website

1320 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 2: 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 East Germany, it was considered a centre of church music in Erfurt.

Wikipedia: Reglerkirche (EN)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: Bartholomäusturm

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St Bartholomew's Church in the historical city centre of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, was a Gothic church building at the western Anger square. Today, only its tower, the Bartholomäusturm, remains; since 1979, it has been housing a carillon.

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

61 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: DenkNadel

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A memorial pin is used in Erfurt to commemorate Jews from Erfurt who were deported and murdered during the Nazi era, similar to Gunter Demnig's stumbling stones. The Denknadel project was developed by the Erfurt Commemoration 1933–1945 working group and, after a competition in 2007, decided in favour of Sophie Hollmann's design. Since then, nine Denknadel have been installed in the Erfurt city area.

Wikipedia: Denknadel (DE), Website

201 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: Barfüßerkirche

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The Barfüßerkirche in the historical city centre of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, belonged to the most important church buildings of the city and was one of the most elaborate mendicant churches in Germany until its extensive destruction by bombing in 1944. It was mainly built in the 14th century as a monastery church of the Franciscans, who were also called Barfüßer. The choir was restored in the 1950s; beside the nave's ruin, it is situated west of the Schlösserbrücke bridge on the right bank of the Breitstrom, a branch of the Gera river.

Wikipedia: Barfüßerkirche, Erfurt (EN)

236 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 6: Kurmainzische Statthalterei

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Kurmainzische Statthalterei TomKidd / CC BY-SA 3.0

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.

Wikipedia: Kurmainzische Statthalterei (DE)

156 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 7: Sankt Wigbert

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St Wigbert's Church in the city of Erfurt in Thuringia, Germany, is a Roman Catholic church building dating from the 15th century. Today, it is a subsidiary church of the Catholic parish of St Lawrence's Church.

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

175 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: Haus Vaterland

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The House of Fatherland in Erfurt, the state capital of Thuringia, is located at government road 72. The European Information Center and service spaces of the Thuringian State Chancellery are housed in the Haus Vaterland, the former Weimar Resthems in Erfurt. The building is a protected monument.

Wikipedia: Haus Vaterland (Erfurt) (DE)

74 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Hirschgarten

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

Wikipedia: Hirschgarten (Erfurt) (DE)

494 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 10: Neue Synagoge

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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 and one of only two synagogues built in GDR times. It serves as a prayer room for the Jewish State 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.

Wikipedia: Neue Synagoge (Erfurt) (DE)

209 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 11: Kartause

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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)

492 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

242 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 13: Brunnenkirche

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Brunnenkirche TomKidd / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Roman Catholic fountain church is located in the old town of the Thuringian state capital Erfurt. It is used by the Erfurt Augustinian Convent and belongs to the Erfurt Deanery of the Diocese of Erfurt.

Wikipedia: Brunnenkirche (Erfurt) (DE)

100 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 14: Roßbrücke

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The Roßbrücke is a road bridge in the city centre of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, 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 development traffic of the western city centre.

Wikipedia: Roßbrücke (Erfurt) (DE)

232 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 15: Brühler Garten

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The Brühler Garten is a small park in the old town of Erfurt. It is located in Brühl in the southwestern city center.

Wikipedia: Brühler Garten (DE)

967 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 16: Sibyllentürmchen

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The Sibyllentürmchen is a devotional column on Gothaer Platz below the Cyriaksburg in the west of Erfurt (Brühlervorstadt). It was built between 1370 and 1380 in the Gothic style.

Wikipedia: Sibyllentürmchen (DE)

361 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 17: Christuskirche (SELK)

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of Christ is a church in the Brühlervorstadt district of Erfurt. 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.

Wikipedia: Christuskirche (Erfurt) (DE), Website

450 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: Hohenzollernbrücke

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The Hohenzollern Bridge is a road bridge that spans the flood ditch of the Gera in Erfurt. It is the only bridge in the city with artistic sculptural decoration. It is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Hohenzollernbrücke (Erfurt) (DE)

515 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 19: Luisenpark

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Dreienbrunnenpark is a park in the south of Erfurt, Germany.

Wikipedia: Dreienbrunnenpark (DE)

1689 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 20: Cyriakkapelle

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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-Notkirchen. It is located in the southwest of Erfurt in the Cyriak settlement and is a church of the Evangelical Preachers' Community.

Wikipedia: Cyriakkapelle (DE), Website

1137 meters / 14 minutes

Sight 21: Zitadelle Cyriaksburg

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Zitadelle Cyriaksburg TomKidd / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Cyriaksburg Citadel in the southwest of the Thuringian state capital Erfurt is an originally municipal, 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.

Wikipedia: Zitadelle Cyriaksburg (DE)

292 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 22: Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum

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Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum Lukas Götz / CC BY-SA 3.0

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 find out about the relationship between humans – plants – the environment from its beginnings to the future. The topics are assigned to two areas: commercial horticulture and landscaping. The commercial horticulture section 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 environmental goals.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Gartenbaumuseum (DE), Website

273 meters / 3 minutes

Sight 23: Villa Festge

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The Villa Festge is an upper-middle-class residential building in Erfurt, Cyriakstraße 39. It was built between 1897 and 1899 and is a listed building.

Wikipedia: Villa Festge (DE)


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