The late Gothic cathedral with its high-Gothic choir and Romanesque tower replaced the church built on this site for Bishop Boniface in 742.
The Church of St Severus, a five-naved early Gothic hall church, is Erfurts most famous landmark - along with the cathedral.
Petersberg Citadel, the only extensively preserved town baroque fortress in central Europe, was built on the site of a former Benedictine monastery.
Erfurt at a glance
As Thuringia’s economic, intellectual, cultural and political centre, Erfurt has always attracted great individuals.
Discover the city's many cultural and architectural treasures and succumb to the charms of Erfurt's romantic old quarter.
With so much on offer, an evening's entertainment in Erfurt can be whatever you want it to be.
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.
Erfurt and surroundings offer a wide choice of ways to relax, unwind and take things easy.
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.