Citadel Petersberg in Erfurt - the former fortress nearby the cathedral
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Erfurt Germany - the City of Flowers
Attractions of Erfurt - beautiful Old Town with cathedral
The attractions of Erfurt are really manyfold and make that more than 1260 years old Capital of Thuringia to one of the nicest cities of the country.
An impressive mixture of narrow winding lanes, half timbered houses, pompous houses plus those many churches make up the charme of Erfurt's city center, which is overtopped by the cathedral.
At the Dom square you find an unique ensemble consisting of St. Marien Cathedral and church Severi, which is the landmark of Erfurt. Impressed by that majestic appearance nobody would hesitate to climb up the 70 stairs to the portal of the cathedral to see its interior.
Just nearby is the bridge 'Krämerbrücke', one of the most astonishing attractions in Erfurt. The 120 m long bridge (12th century) is the longest bridge with inhabited buildings north of the Alps and connects the market Fischmarkt with the market Wenigemarkt, which is respectable as well. Here the 'Krämerbrückenfest' takes place annually - a medieval festival elating thousands of visitors with music, performances, sales of regional food and specialities.
Once you are here visiting the ega is a must. The ega (horticulture exhibition of Erfurt) has been drawing people from all over the world for decades. With colorful flowers art and exhibitions of plants it is a tribute to the name of Erfurt as 'City of flowers'.
Erfurt Germany: Ideas and day trips and information on attractions of Erfurt
On the market Fischmarkt: the house "Zum breiten Herd" is one of the attractions. Have a closer look at the many details of the house in the slideshow at the right side
The ega in Erfurt is a wunderful, huge garden with a big playground and halls for exhibitions. It is recommended for a day trip
The World Heritage Wartburg castle near Eisenach is a nice day trip from Erfurt. Here Martin Luther translated the bible.
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