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The state capital of Thuringia has plenty to offer with its beautiful old town that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The university town accommodates one of the biggest zoos in Germany and one of the largest fresh water aquariums of the Republic.

Room at the H2 Hotel Erfurt
H2 Hotel Erfurt

The new H2 Hotel Erfurt offers the best conditions for a city break right next to the old town: Discover Erfurt on foot and leave your car in the underground car park. The design-orientated budget hotel scores with pleasant comfort and modern double and quadruple rooms. Start the day with a hearty breakfast from the buffet and return to the H2 Hub for lunch, dinner or a quick snack in between.

Erfurt: Thuringia's state capital is worth a visit!

Historic old town of Erfurt - - Official website

Erfurt, the picturesque state capital of Thuringia, impresses above all with its magnificent historic old town, which has a lot to offer with attractions such as the Krämerbrücke, the cathedral square and the fish market. Find attractive accommodation in Erfurt at and look forward to exciting sightseeing and a variety of activities!

The heart of Erfurt is the old town. It is like a living history book dating back to the 10th century. More than 20 medieval churches, magnificent half-timbered houses and stately town houses from the Renaissance and Baroque periods characterize the historic image. The picturesque Andreasviertel below the Petersberg gives the alleyways with their medieval craftsmen's houses a romantic charm.

The Fischmarkt, on the other hand, is lined with magnificent town houses, cozy cafés and the historic town hall. The demolition of the city walls in 1873 provided space for the development of Erfurt's suburbs, which illustrate the stylistic changes between the Gründerzeit and New Objectivity. These residential areas have also been completely preserved to this day. Follow in the footsteps of great personalities such as Bach, Luther, Goethe and van der Velde and discover the historical diversity of Erfurt's city center.

Fischmarkt with historic town hall in Erfurt - - Official website
Fischmarkt with historic town hall

The most beautiful sights in Erfurt

Cathedral square with St. Mary's Cathedral and Severi Church in Erfurt - - Offiicial website
Cathedral square with St. Mary's Cathedral and Severi Church

One of Erfurt's highlights awaits you on Cathedral Square: the impressive late Romanesque-Gothic ensemble of St. Mary's Cathedral and the Severi Church. Admire the medieval choir stalls or - at the top of the cathedral tower - the largest medieval bell in the world. From the tower you have a fantastic view over Erfurt. The panoramic path up to the Petersberg citadel also begins at the cathedral square. The baroque city fortress is one of the largest in Europe and offers an interactive exhibition in the Commander's House. An event for the whole family is a guided tour through the approximately two-kilometer-long listening corridors in the fortress walls.

Another Erfurt gem is hidden behind the pretty house fronts at the fish market in the tiny Waaggasse. The Old Synagogue is located here in a house that is over 900 years old. Discover the Jewish Treasure of Erfurt and medieval Jewish writings in the museum there. Together with the mikvah from the 13th century, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2023 as part of Erfurt's Jewish medieval heritage.

Erfurt is famous for the Krämerbrücke. With a length of 126 meters, it has spanned the Gera River in its current form since 1156. You didn't even realize you were on a bridge? No wonder, the special thing about the Krämerbrücke is that it has always been built on both sides with half-timbered houses, which today house pretty stores selling arts and crafts. - Take the neighboring Rathausbrücke to see the architectural gem properly or even walk under it! Erfurt is also known far beyond the borders of Thuringia for the Krämerbrücken festival in June.

Krämerbrücke in Erfurt - - Official website

Things to do in Erfurt

Flamingos at the Zoopark Erfurt - - Official website

The egapark is also one of the top ten sights in Erfurt. The park and garden complex combines relaxation, sightseeing and leisure fun in a wonderful way. Discover the variety of plants in the beautifully designed themed gardens, stroll through the largest ornamental flowerbed in Europe, let your children run around in Thuringia's largest playground or enjoy a break in the café. There is plenty to learn at the German Horticultural Museum, the observatory or the "Danakil" desert and jungle house. From the observation tower of the Citadelle Cyriaksburg, you can get an overview of the entire egapark, from the Bimmelbahn to the petting zoo. If you are interested in nature and its diversity, the Thuringian Zoopark Erfurt or the Erfurt Natural History Museum are also the right places to visit. Special attractions in the extensive collection include the 350-year-old oak tree, which fills the entire staircase from the first floor to the 4th floor, and Noah's Ark with life-size animal figures.

If you would also like to use your city break to Erfurt for activities and excursions, a boat tour on the Gera is a great way to explore the city and the surrounding area. Canoes, pedal boats or kayaks are ideal for an adventure at your own pace. A nice destination for a bike trip is Molsdorf Castle, located around twelve kilometers southwest of Erfurt, with its park and café. It is about twice as far to the Drei Gleichen. The three castles Mühlburg, Burg Gleichen and Wachsenburg are definitely worth a visit. If you have a little more time, it is also worth taking a trip from Erfurt to Weimar with its baroque architecture and the Goethe House, to Wartburg Castle near Eisenach or to the treetop path in the Hainich National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Erfurt is a picturesque city with beautiful sights and a wide range of excursion options - see for yourself and find your accommodation in Erfurt at!

Wartburg Castle near Eisenach - - Official website
Wartburg Castle near Eisenach
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