The state capital of Thuringia can look back on more than 1270 years of history and boasts 210,000 inhabitants. Come to Erfurt and discover one of the best-preserved medieval city centres in Germany, attractive patrician town houses and lovingly reconstructed half-timbered buildings.
Erfurt's most famous landmark is the ensemble formed by St Mary's Cathedral and the Church of St Severus, together with the Merchants' Bridge (Krämerbrücke). It is 120 metres long and with 32 houses along its course, it is the longest inhabited bridge in Europe. Above Cathedral Square on Petersberg Hill towers the only extensively preserved Baroque city fortress in the whole of Central Europe, which can be visited on a guided tour.
As the centre of Thuringia's economic, intellectual, cultural and political life, the city has always attracted great personalities, such as Luther, Goethe, Schiller, Bach and Liszt. Buildings in Erfurt still commemorate them today, like the Augustinian Monastery and the Imperial Hall
Erfurt is a member of the working group Barrier-Free Travel Destinations in Germany, an association of cities and tourist regions dedicated to barrier-free tourism in Germany. The city offers a wide range of barrier-free programmes which have predominantly been tested for their suitability for guests with limited mobility.
You can enjoy your stay in Erfurt in first-class hotels, cosy holiday flats or pensions. Welcome to Erfurt!