Self-guided Sightseeing Tour #5 in Erfurt, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 8 sights
Distance 3.9 km
Ascend 52 m
Descend 51 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

901 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 2: Stadtpark

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The city park in the Thuringian state capital Erfurt is an approximately 6.5 hectare public park. It is located south of the main train station in the Löbervorstadt district.

Wikipedia: Stadtpark (Erfurt) (DE)

654 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

855 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 4: 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 5: 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)

495 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 6: 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), Website, Youtube

685 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 7: Pförtchenbrücke

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The Pförtchenbrücke is a road bridge that spans the flood ditch of the Gera in Erfurt. The structure, which has been a listed building since 1981, is described as the most beautiful bridge in Erfurt.

Wikipedia: Pförtchenbrücke (DE)

57 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 8: 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


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