Merchants' Bridge, cathedral, Old Synagogue - Erfurt, Thuringia's capital city, has a wealth of cultural treasures. And a fantastic student flair. A good mix for everyone who enjoys exploring and browsing around cities, for Erfurt has a beautiful medieval city centre, with lots of attractive shops, coffee houses and restaurants.
Tourists and locals dawdle through the lanes of the Old Quarter, where history and old stories whisper to you at every turn. Proud historic town houses create one of Europe's most beautiful old quarters, with at its centre the neo-Gothic town hall dating from the 1870s on Fish Market, St Severi's Church with its pointed towers and the mighty cathedral, first mentioned in records in 1117. On the latter's almost endless outside steps, young and old like to chill out in the evening sun, before ending the day in one of the cool pubs and bars (tip: Oma Lilo or Café Hilgenfeld), in the Wein-Destille on neighbouring Petersberg Hill or in one of the relaxed restaurants (tip: Mathilda or Ballenberger), where a fresh and modern cuisine is served in a friendly atmosphere.
Erfurt pulsates with life - come and go with the flow. Driven by your curiosity...