Erfurt for everyone
Situated at the crossing point of ancient trade routes, Erfurt grew into an influential commercial centre and university town during the Middle Ages. The city’s wealthy past is reflected in its many lovingly restored Renaissance buildings and half-timbered houses, which together with the churches and abbeys, Cathedral Hill and Merchants’ Bridge form one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval centres. As well as being home to architectural masterpieces from the Middle Ages to Bauhaus, Erfurt has also always attracted great individuals who influenced the spirit of their age such as Martin Luther and Johann Sebastian Bach.
BarrierFree city destination in the heart of Germany
The services and facilities on offer to visitors place a strong emphasis on ‘barrier-free tourism for all’, which has enabled Erfurt to emerge as a leading destination for accessible city breaks. Central to this is a comprehensive set of guided tours for visitors with restricted mobility, blind and partially sighted people, deaf people and those with hearing impairments, and guests with learning disabilities. As well as disabled-friendly places to stay, Erfurt has plenty of leisure activities on offer with a barrier-free concept. In addition, the public transport network is also largely barrier-free.
You can find further information about our barrier-free offers and amenities in English on pages 62 – 65 in this broschure:
A destination for barrier-free cultural trips and city breaks
Erfurt Tourism and Marketing Board offers a wide range of barrier-free options so that you can arrange your holiday to best suit your needs. These travel components include guided tours, special packages, accommodation, gastronomic experiences, events and, of course, visits to the city’s many attractions, such as the Augustinian monastery.
The Old Synagogue, dating from the 11th century, is also well worth seeing and has disabled access. It houses the Erfurt Treasure, which is truly unique, and a medieval mikveh (Jewish bath). At egapark, one of the finest horticultural attractions in Germany, you’ll find the largest ornamental flowerbed in Europe. The various themed gardens and the extensive parkland here are ideal for relaxing in. The Erfurt Tour is an ideal way to see the sights of the city – the comfortable all-weather tram offers ample space for wheelchairs.
The Association for Barrier-free Destinations in Germany is a group of cities and tourism regions which are especially committed to accessible tourism in Germany and which work to continuously develop and communicate barrier-free tourism in cooperation with the partners of the association.