Erfurt Tourist Information at Benediktsplatz

Erfurt Tourism and Marketing Board

Erfurt Tourism and Marketing Board was established in 1997 as the official body responsible for promoting tourism in Thuringia's capital, Erfurt, and began its operations on 1 January 1998.

Main objectives:

  •  To promote tourism in Erfurt, an important tool in the economic and urban development of the regional capital
  • To position the city of Erfurt on the German and international tourism market as a dynamic and welcoming regional capital, an attractive city-break destination and a location for conferences
  • To further tailor the range of tourist services to the needs of independent travellers and the tourism industry as a whole
  • To conduct marketing activities on behalf of the city

Shareholder: Erfurt city council (100 %)

Managing director: Dr Carmen Hildebrandt

Chairman of the supervisory board: Dominik Kordon

Staff: approx. 30 employees, five trainees

Tourist Information

  • One-to-one advice for visitors to the city
  • Sales of tourist services and souvenirs
  • Accommodation-finding service covering hotels/guesthouses/private rooms
  • Ticket sales
  • Information by telephone or post
  • Management of the military history exhibition at Petersberg Citadel

Product sales and development

  • Guided tours
  • Organised tours
  • Workshop demonstrations / factory & workplace tours
  • Package deals
  • Group tours
  • Meetings, conferences and incentive activities

Tourism lobbying

  • Internal marketing
  • Development of infrastructure
  • Creating a framework in which tourism can thrive

Tourism marketing

  • Showcasing the city of Erfurt at trade fairs and workshops
  • Producing tourism brochures for travellers and sales manuals for the travel industry
  • Press and PR activities
  • Advertising
  • Cooperation projects
  • Market research, statistics

City marketing

in the following areas:

  • Erfurt as a place to live
  • Research and universities
  • Business
  • Culture
  • ShoppingSport

Tourism partners and associations

Erfurt Tourism and Marketing Board is affiliated with a number of organisations with which it conducts joint marketing activities.

Follow this link for a full list of our tourism partners and associations.