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Welcome to Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia.

Welcome to the city of flowers and horticulture, the city where Martin Luther lived and studied, and the location of a number of historical Jewish sites.


Welcome to the heart of Germany.

Erfurt at a glance

Famous individuals

As Thuringia’s economic, intellectual, cultural and political centre, Erfurt has always attracted great individuals.

Places of interest

Discover the city's many cultural and architectural treasures and succumb to the charms of Erfurt's romantic old quarter.

Culture and going out

With so much on offer, an evening's entertainment in Erfurt can be whatever you want it to be.

Markets and festivals

During market days and festivals, Erfurt's old quarter fairly buzzes with cheer and good humour - and there are plenty of occasions to see this for yourself.

Leisure and wellness

Erfurt and surroundings offer a wide choice of ways to relax, unwind and take things easy.

Parks and gardens

In Erfurt you will find various parks and green spaces dotted all over the metropolitan area.


Shopping in the traffic-free heart of Erfurt is a particular delight and all in all Erfurt is Thuringia's first choice for shopping.

Days out

Erfurt's location "in the centre of the centre", as Luther once described it, makes it the perfect base for excursions into the delightful surroundings.

Main Attractions

Cathedral of St. Mary

The late Gothic cathedral with its high-Gothic choir and Romanesque tower replaced the church built on this site for Bishop Boniface in 742.

Church of St. Severus

The Church of St Severus, a five-naved early Gothic hall church, is Erfurts most famous landmark - along with the cathedral.

Petersberg Citadel

Petersberg Citadel, the only extensively preserved town baroque fortress in central Europe, was built on the site of a former Benedictine monastery.

Old Synagogue

The Old Synagogue is one of the very few preserved medieval synagogues in Europe and among the most impressive architectural monuments in Erfurt and Thuringia.

Holidays in Erfurt

Our packages and experiences introduce you to the city's history.
Packages and experiences

Incentives and supporting programmes

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