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Culture of Erfurt. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

The history of Erfurt extends back over 1,500 years. The central area of the city is the most valuable treasure. A lot of historical buildings have survived there until today, including half-timbered houses and Renaissance buildings. Erfurt offers a lot of interesting places to its visitors. There are 36 ancient churches and 15 monasteries alone in the city.
1.You can easily go from Erfurt to nearby towns. High-speed train will get you to Berlin, Frankfurt, Dresden and Dusseldorf in just 2 or 3 hours. Train tickets cost about 45 euros. 2. … Open
The Old city is pedestrian; the Domplatz is considered to be its center. Mariendom, the cathedral church and a symbol of Erfurt, is located there. Together with Severikirche it forms an amazing architectural complex.
There are lots of interesting facts about every historical building in the city. Martin Luther has lived at Augustinerkloster monastery early in the 16th century after he had completed course at one of Erfurt's universities. Kufmannskirche is famous for its unique architecture as much as the fact it was wedding place of parents of Johann Sebastian Bach. Copyright
Many people compare Erfurt with beautiful and unique Prague. Probably, this comes from the same fabulous unpredictability that this city is famous for. It is hard to imagine what you will … Open
The Statthalterei palace is an impressive Renaissance landmark. A lot of famous people visited it over time and lots of historical events happened there. Nowadays it's the residence of the President of Thuringia. Next to Domplatz there is the Petersberg Citadel. It's one of the very few fortifications survived until today in its original form.
Erfurt, zum Breiten Herd Old University and lots of other historical buildings located along Michaelisstrasse street turn it into a landmark itself. Another attraction is the Krämerbrucke Bridge over Gera River built early in 14th century; it is one of the longest populated bridges in Europe. There are 32 houses on it and Ägidienkirche church that has been open for few centuries already. The Wartburg Castle is one of many historical places located around the city. Thus, Erfurt is sure to please funs of excursions.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Erfurt and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Erfurt and surroundings

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Public palaces near Erfurt
♥   Palace 'Grand Ducal Palace' Weimar, 21.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Schloss Friedenstein' Gotha, 22.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Heidecksburg' Rudolstadt, 35.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Sondershausen Palace' Sondershausen, 45.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Schloss Elisabethenburg' Meiningen, 62.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in Erfurt and around
♥   Art museum 'Angermuseum' Erfurt, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique spots in Erfurt and near

Rhein in Flammen

From the series “Most Enchanting and Vibrant Festivals”
Those travellers who are attracted by spectacular pyrotechnic shows, should definitely visit the festival with the symbolic name ‘’Rhine in Flames’’. Towns and villages along the Rhine valley are the places where the firework displays take place. The festival begins in May in the small town of Bonn. Explosions of fireworks that light up the sky are the main symbols of the festival. In the daytime guests can visit interesting holiday concerts and fairs, and in the afternoon people gather on the banks of the river and look forward to the beginning of the firework spectacle which is certainly an absolute highlight. … Read further

Gozec Circle

From the series “15 Historical Monuments, with Riddles not yet Solved”
In Germany on the territory of Gozec commune was found an unusual Neolithic building named Gozec circle. It is a complex of deep concentric form ditches, alternately with palisade 75 meters rings. In the palisade rings, we can see several gates. Actually, this part was reconstructed. … Read further
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Excursions over cultural sights of neighbours of Erfurt

Culture guide to Erfurt. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Erfurt: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Erfurt. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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