Places of interest
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.
Another Erfurt landmark is the Merchants' Bridge (Krämerbrücke), the longest series of inhabited buildings on any bridge in Europe.
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.
Petersberg Citadel, the only extensively preserved town baroque fortress in central Europe, was built on the site of a former Benedictine monastery.
The church and monastery was built around 1300. Martin Luther, the famous Augustinian monk, was admitted to the monastery on 17 July 1505.
"Thuringia’s most beautiful garden" has parkland, gardens, conservatories, a butterfly house, a children’s farm, an adventure playground and a great deal more.
The Imperial Hall was built in 1715 as the university ballroom. In 1808 Napoleon I and Tsar Alexander I of Russia met here for the Royal Congress.
The neo-Gothic town hall on Fischmarkt was built between 1870 and 1874. Inside is a series of murals depicting legends and images from Erfurts history.
Built between 1711 and 1720 and designed by architect Maximilian von Welsch, today it accommodates Thuringia's State Chancellery.
It is widely accepted that Martin Luther, moved into the Georgenburse (student living quarters) as a seventeen-year-old student in April 1501.
The church of the Dominican or Prediger (preacher) monks was built in several stages between 1270 and 1400.
The Luther Stone stands to the east of Stotternheim. On 2 July 1505 Martin Luther was returning to Erfurt after visiting his parents in Mansfeld.
Woad contributed to Erfurt's prosperity in medieval times. It has been cultivated in the Thuringian Basin and processed and traded here since the 13th century.
St Bartholomews Tower is the only remaining part of the former St. Bartholomews Church, which was one of the oldest churches in Erfurt (recorded in 1182).