Directions by train/public transport:
From Erfurt main station take tram line 4 (Bindersleben) or take tram line 2 (in direction „P+R-Platz Messe“) leaving from nearby Anger. Get off at „Sparkassen-Finanzzentrum“. Walk in opposite direction of tramway, after a short walk of 2 minutes you will enter Brühler Straße. Tram tickets available from ticket machines at tram station or in the tram.
Activities in Erfurt:
Whether you are on holidays or business travel, no matter for what reason you are going to visit Erfurt,
enjoy your time in the tranquility of this holiday home and let yourself get enchanted by this charming and
The townscape is dominated by the ensemble of St Mary’s cathedral and St Severus church at Cathedral square.
St Mary’s cathedral houses the “Gloriosa” bell, the largest free-swinging medieval bell in Europe.
A stone’s throw away from Cathedral square, on Petersberg hill, you can explore the Citadel which was built
in the years between 1665 and 1707. This well-preserved fortress in baroque style is unequalled in Europe.
Erfurt’s historic old town has survived the centuries in large part. Merchants’ Bridge (Krämerbrücke) dates
back to 1117. This impressive construction spans the river „Gera“ in a length of 120 m and gives room for 32 houses.
Not far from the bridge you can find the remainder of the first university in Germany, old Erfurt University,
founded in 1379 (refounded in 1994). Historical figures as Johannes Gutenberg, Ulrich von Hutten and Martin Luther could be found among the students of old Erfurt University. Today’s university is home to the famous medieval Bibliotheca Amploniana.
Just a few minutes from here you can visit the Augustinian monastery. Martin Luther joined the monastery in
1505 and it was there that he started to pursue his studies which finally lead to the Reformation.
You can find the Erfurt Town Hall at Fish Market square, situated between Anger and Cathedral square.
For centuries the town of Erfurt presented itself as a ”floral town”. The best way to trace this tradition
is a visit to the gardening exhibition centre EGA-Park in the West of Erfurt. You can find the Cyriaksburg
here, built in 1480 and reconstructed as a citadel in the 17th century. Today it is home to the Museum of
Horticulture. A day at EGA-Park will surely turn out to be an unforgettable experience.
A well-known delicacy you will come across in Erfurt is Thuringian Bratwurst (grilled sausage). There are several booths to be found in the town centre where you can have Bratwursts as well as Thuringian Rostbrätel (roast pork’s neck). The Thuringian Bratwurst is traditionally served with Born-Senf (mustard). The long-established BORN company is operating a mustard museum and shop at Wenigemarkt in Erfurt. Starting from Erfurt you have access to different bicycle routes: to Gera-cycling route (alongside the river Gera) and also to Thüringer Städtekette. This cycling route is connecting Erfurt with other towns and places in Thuringia, e.g. in a northward direction to Gebesee (Unstrut cycling route), eastward to Weimar (Ilmtal cycling route), southward to Rennsteig-cycling route and westward to Eisenach (Werra-cycling route).