Martin Luther also praised the thriving capital of Thuringia though he certainly was referring to more than just its position at the crossroads of important German transport routes.
In the flower city of Erfurt, you’ll experience history first hand; it boasts big names and unique monuments at every turn though is also a city with a vision.
"I created a distraction for myself and went to Erfurt." Just as was once the case for Schiller, visitors today will also find everything in Erfurt that makes life worth living:
Culture and Hospitality
Things to do and experience in Erfurt
guided city tour on the historic tram through medieval Erfurt carriage rides through the historic old town go for a walk with the beer crier; the tour ends in the smallest sitting room brewery in Germany Dom St. Marien und Kirche St. Severi (cathedral and church, respectively) (tours, sightseeing, services) Krämerbrücke - the longest bridge street in Europe with 32 half-timbered houses and many small shops Zitadelle Petersberg – the only largely preserved fortress town in Central Europe with a torchlight tour of the mine gallery visit Theater Waidspeicher Erfurt at Christmastime Domstufenfestspiele (open-air extravaganza at the cathedral square) Themed tours and lectures
"Erfurt und Martin Luther" (Erfurt and Martin Luther) "Till Eugenspiegel" (Erfurt and a German peasant folk hero "Erfurt und die Buchdruckerzunft" (Erfurt and the art of printing) Guidance from the Gautschmeister (book printing tradition) "Wie der Buchdruck nach Erfurt kam" lecture (How the printing press came to Erfurt) Thuringian handicrafts blueprint craft, woad (natural dye) cultivation and processing
Worthwhile excursions along the route of Thuringian classics
classics in the city of Weimar Gotha – visit Schloss Friedenstein (castle) Arnstadt – visit the Bachkirche (church) and the "Mon plaisier" puppet museum Eisenach - visit Wartburg Friedrichroda/Tabarz – visit the only glass jewellery factory Dornburger Schlösser (castles) Naumburg – visit the Naumburger Dom (cathedral) Freyburg – wine-growing region including a visit to the sparkling winery (tasting included)) Thuringian Forest – Oberhof, sports facilities and Rennsteiggarten Saaletal including a visit to "Feengrotten" (caves) in Saalfeld Saaletalsperre (Saale river dam) including a ship ride Weißensee - visit the Runneburg castle
„Närrisches Altstadtfest mit großem Umzug“ (carneval celebration) am 11.02.2018
Thüringer Bachwochen (festival of classical music from J.S. Bach) 21.03. - 15.04.2018