Full of interesting highlights: Charming Erfurt
Erfurt, the state capital of the Bundesland Thuringia, can look back on a long and rich history. You too can discover its impressive historic sights. Erfurt's old town, which in part dates back to the 10th century, is one of the largest and best preserved in Germany. Stately gothic churches, baroque half-timbered buildings and patricians' houses characterize the medieval setting. The mighty Dom rises above one of Europe's biggest market squares. The cathedral's interior shines with a magnificent, more than 16-meter-high altar from the 17th century. center. The Krämerbrücke over the River Gera was built in 1325, and at 120 meters is the longest built-on bridge in Europe. On top of Cyriaksberg egapark is Thuringia's most visited destination. Located on the almost 300-meter-high Cyriaksberg hill, it beckons visitors with its romantic gardens, exotic palm houses, a thrilling butterfly house and a lookout tower. From the IntercityHotel Erfurt located at the main train station, you can enjoy the very best transport connections.
Costs: € 18.-/day
The Krämerbrückenfest in the old town
You can experience the proverbial hospitality of the people of Erfurt every year on the third weekend in June at the Krämerbrücken Festival. At Thuringia's largest old town festival, you have the opportunity to experience traditional arts and crafts and taste local specialties. The New Orleans Music Festival also takes place at the same time: A musical fireworks display awaits you behind the town hall.
The DomStufen-Festspiele Erfurt
Since 1994 the 70 steps of Erfurt Cathedral have regularly been transformed into a spectacular stage for the DomStufen-Festspiele. Erfurt's theater puts on a new production here every year against the breath-taking backdrop of the Cathedral and the St. Severi Church. This highlight of the summer events calendar regularly draws thousands of visitors from all over the world under its spell.
egapark: A memorial garden with tradition
Intense experiences of nature await you in the egapark, which covers an area of around 36 hectares. See exotic plants and animals from all over the world and explore the show gardens to get inspiration for your own backyard green paradise. In the "Kinderwelt" area, children can have fun whilst learning about the fascinating world of nature. This garden and amusement park was established at the end of the 19th century.