Erfurt - From Futterstrasse, Germany

Erfurt - From Futterstrasse, Germany
Erfurt - From Futterstrasse, Germany
Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia in Germany, is a beautiful city full of historic and cultural attractions. The old town of this UNESCO World Heritage site is filled with well-preserved half-timbered houses, medieval churches, and quaint cobblestone streets. The main sights include the Augustine Monastery, St. Mary's Cathedral and Church, and the Krämerbrücke (Merchants' Bridge), one of the oldest wooden bridges in Europe. Take a stroll through the medieval market square and visit the five principal churches of Erfurt, including Domstift Sankt Marien and Severikirche. The former city hall (Rathaus) also dates back to the 15th century. Explore the Neustadt (New Town) for its colorful baroque architecture, particularly its many small palaces and apartments. Not far from Erfurt is the Wartburg Castle, a brick Gothic castle with turrets and towers. For an interesting museum experience, the Petersberg Citadael towers over the old city and is home to the Museum of Thuringian Art and Cultural History. Erfurt also has many parks, gardens, and green spaces to explore, as well as cafes and restaurants.