Erfurt Travel Guide

Erfurt is the capital and largest city of the state of Thuringia in Germany.

The ancient city of Erfurt is one of the most intact medieval cities in Germany, as it suffered little damage during World War II.

Things to see and do in Erfurt

Erfurt Cathedral

Erfurt Cathedral

The Erfurt Cathedral also known as Dom St Marien was founded in the 8th century.

The cathedral has 3 towers of the 19th century, the one in the middle houses the largest medieval bell in the world.

Domstufen 1, 99084



The Severikirche is a church with Gothic style.

It is located on the Domplatz along with the Erfurt Cathedral.

Severihof 2, 99084



The Krämerbrücke is the longest medieval bridge with buildings next to it than anywhere else in Europe.

It is 120 meters long and crosses the Gera river.

Krämerbrücke, 99084



The Fischmarkt houses the Roland Statue of 1591 and the Rathaus.




The Rathaus is a neo-Gothic building built between 1870 – 1874.

In the Rathaus there are numerous murals depicting scenes from Martin Luther‘s life and images from the history of Erfurt.

Fischmarkt 1, 99084

Alte Synagogue

Alte Synagogue

The Alte Synagogue was built around 1110.

It is one of the few well-preserved synagogues of this type in Europe.

Waagegasse 8, 99084

Evangelisches Augustinerkloste

Evangelisches Augustinerkloste

Evangelisches Augustinerkloste is a 13th century monastery. It was at the site that the young Martin Luther became monk in 1505.

Augustinerstraße 10, 99084

Petersberg Citadel

Petersberg Citadel

The Petersberg Citadel is the largest and best preserved baroque fortress in Central Europe built in the 17th century.

Petersberg 3, 99084

Erfurt Zoo

Erfurt Zoo

The Erfurt Zoo is home to over 1600 animals, representing 193 species.

Am Zoopark 1, 99087

Schloss Molsdorf

Schloss Molsdorf

The Schloss Molsdorf is one of the most beautiful Rococo palaces in Thuringia.

It was built between 1736 – 1745.

Schloss Molsdorf, 99192 



The Egapark has numerous attractions including gardens, playgrounds and the German Horticulture Museum.

Gothaer Str. 38, 99094 



The Angermuseum is one of the leading art museums in Erfurt.

Anger 18, 99084 



The Lorenzkirche is a small 14th century Gothic church located 950 meters from the cathedral.

Pilse 30, 99084 

Drei Gleichen

Drei Gleichen

The Gleichen, Mühlburg and Wachsenburg castles are collectively known as “Drei Gleichen“.

They are located 20 km from Erfurt.

Thomas-Müntzer-Straße 4, 99869 Drei Gleichen, Germany

Where to stay

Radisson Blu

Radisson Blu Erfurt©Radisson Blu

The Radisson Blu Erfurt is located a 10-minute walk from the historic center.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, minibar and coffee maker.


Juri-Gagarin-Ring 127, 99084

Dorint Hotel am Dom

Dorint Hotel am Dom©Dorint Hotel am Dom

The Dorint Hotel am Dom Erfurt is located 400 meters from the cathedral.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, safe, minibar.


Theaterpl. 2, 99084 

Mercure Altstadt

Mercure Altstadt©Mercure

The Mercure Erfurt Altstadt is located 1 km from the cathedral near the Krämerbrücke.

Rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, work desk, minibar, coffee maker.


Meienbergstraße 26-27, 99084 

Malls and Department Stores

Anger 1

The Anger 1  is located 1 km from the cathedral.

Brands: Pandora, Camp David, Gabor.

Anger 1-3, 99084

Thüringen Park

The Thüringen Park is located 7 km from the old town.

Brands: Bonita, Esprit, Gerry Weber.

Nordhäuser Str. 73T, 99091 

Plan your Trip

Erfurt has easy train access from various cities in Germany. Famous cities nearby: Leipzig, Dresden, Nuremberg, Kassel.


Leipzig – 146 km

Dresden – 215 km

Nuremberg – 228 km

Kassel – 153 km

Würzburg – 193 km

Berlin – 309 km

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