Buildings such as the cathedral, the Augustinian Monastery and the Imperial Hall are closely linked with these figures and have been extensively restored to give visitors a vivid impression of the past.
If you enjoy retracing the footsteps of great poets and philosophers, Erfurt is the place for you. This travel guide has plenty of ideas to start you off. Please see this section for more information and also the sections entitled Guided Tours, Thuringia Tours, Food and Drink and Inclusive Packages.
Erfurt was the young Luther's spiritual home. In 1505 he graduated with a Masters from the university's faculty of philosophy.
Johann Sebastian Bach was born in Eisenach in 1685, a fact which - to this day - enriches Thuringia's cultural life in myriad ways.
Erfurt - "Erphesfurt" - was first mentioned in 742 in a letter from St. Boniface to Pope Zacharias asking him to ratify the bishopric of Erfurt.
Erfurt is close to Weimar and it is not difficult to find traces of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the great man of letters, here too.
Christian Reichart was born on 4 July 1685 in Erfurt. His work contributed to the city developing a reputation in Europe for its flowers and horticulture.