Custom Search

Travel guide for Thuringia, Germany

This travel guide was prepared by:
international trading company
136 West Main Street | Welland Ontario Canada L3C 5A2
Phone. 905-788-3577
I have severe hearing problems - please contact me by e-mail
E-Mail: info@itcwebdesigns.com

Germany, travel guide, Thuringia
Erfurt, Thuringia, Germany - Tourism
Travel Guide
Erfurt, Thuringia, coat of arms

flag Thuringia, travel guide for Thuringia, tourism, Erfurt, Germany


Back
Go to page
Travel Guide ThuringiaPage 1 Page 2 Page 2

Page 1


Erfurt has so much to offer. We can't cover everything in our tourist guide and we are not able to send out brochures and answer detailed questions with respect to dates of events, prices etc. If you plan to travel to Thuringia and need professional advise, please use the following contact.

Contact Information:
Tourismus Gesellschaft mbH
Benediktplatz 1
99084 Erfurt
Fax 011 49 361 66 40 290
E-mail: service@erfurt-tourist-info.de

Erfurt is the capital of the "Free State of Thuringia" with a population of about 210,000. It should be on your travel itinerary and you should set aside enough time for your visit. I hope you do not want to cover all of Europe in seven days!!!
There are many things to see and do in Erfurt, such as visit the old part of town, the city hall, the cathedral or sign up for one of the guided tours. My first visit to Erfurt was in January, 2004, and I was very impressed with the number of activities which were going on at that time of year, such as musicals, concerts, theater performances, etc.
Even walking around downtown was still a pleasure. So many things to see, from narrow streets dating back to the Middle Ages, for example "Kirchgasse" (Church Lane), to modern stores and boutiques that are often located in old, half-timbered houses, and always a restaurant, a café or stores to warm up and have a rest.

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
Just one example of entertainment

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
Sunshine, but still freezing temperatures at the Cathedral Square ("Domplatz")

Fortunately, parking was not a problem. I found underground parking very close to the town center at the "Domplatz" (Cathedral Square).
Almost everything was offered at the market: from clothing to local meat products, cheese, baked goods, vegetables and fruits, etc.
Since I didn't have a good breakfast that morning, I bought a "Thuringian Bratwurst" in a roll at one of the stands. (I never take mustard, because I believe a good sausage does not need a taste improver.)
Happy to have something hot to eat, I kept walking towards downtown. Naturally, I did not travel to Erfurt to eat a sausage, I wanted to see the historical town to get my first impressions of this famous medieval town and cultural center.

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
Not too much business on this winter day
Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
Summer is definitely nicer to explore downtown Erfurt than winter

When we visited Erfurt again it was summer 2005. Elizabeth, my wife wanted to see downtown after I had told her so much about it.
I believe she could have spend the whole day just in browsing through the unique stores and buying some souvenirs.
we had a light Italian meal in one of the best restaurants in downtown. We were sitting outside and enjoyed the company of some other visitors.
We missed to participate in guided tours of the Roman Catholic Cathedral "Mariendom" (see above on the left of the picture) with its mighty bell, called "Gloriosa," and of St. Severi Church.
We knew that we should stay a few nights in Erfurt, but so far we did not get any income from our activities to promote tourism to Thuringia - so we had to cut down spending. Driving back to Suhl and staying with my son is cheaper and also very enjoyable.
We planned to come back in the following years what we did.

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
If you like hot dogs, try one of these sausages and compare

As in many European towns and cities, parts of downtown Erfurt are mainly reserved for pedestrians and public transportation. I believe this is a mandatory measure to revitalize cities and to attract business.

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
It is relaxing to do window shopping in Erfurt

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
The "Merchant's Bridge" in Erfurt

On my way I visited the Tourism Information Center where I received extensive information about this well-preserved medieval town and the ongoing activities.
Please do stop in for helpful information that is also available in English. Consider buying an "Erfurt Card" or an "Erfurt Family Card" which gives you many benefits.
Take a city tour with the tramway/streetcar. During my visit, I was interested in doing that, but unfortunately it was not available at that time .I was very disappointed! Somebody responsible for tourism should look into that and correct the problem!

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
So much to see
Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
Occasionally a newer building can be seen

As the streetcar tour was not available, I proceeded to walk - not one of my favorite activities. However, I saw so many intriguing shops, such as special toy stores with replica cars, as well as many small bookstores, all of which I would have missed, if I had not been forced to stroll through downtown.
I learned that this citadel is the only well-preserved baroque fortress in central Europe.
During one of our next visits to Erfurt, we hopefully can stay in this town and set aside enough time to visit to participate in a guided torchlight tour through this historical attraction.
Erfurt attracted many now famous people through their live. Just to mention a few Martin Luther, Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. One of our tasks is to follow a little bit the footsteps of those people without repeating things which are already posted on the Internet. We also do not have the capabilities to perform extensive research. For that reason we install links to selected sites and limit ourselves to what we can do.

Erfurt, Thuringia, tourism
The "Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde"


Watch the video "Imagefilm Erfurt 2010 ":


Watch the video "EINDRüCKE VON ERFURT [Musik: Ron Jones - Starfleet Academy (Opening) - Star Trek] "


Werbung in unserem englischen Internet-Reiseführer für Thüringen


Erfurt Thuringia (Thüringen) some impressions- einige Impressionen


The Bertholdsburg in Schleusingen host an interesting museum, Thuringia


Thuringia, wining and dining - a guide



Ringberg Hotel in Suhl


The Toy Museum in Sonneberg, Thuringia



Apolda
Lauscha
Sömmerda Region
 
 
 
 
 

Back
Go to page
Travel Guide ThuringiaPage 1 Page 2 Page 2

Page 1

international press card, internationaler Presseausweis
Lieber unangenehm auffallen als gar nicht!
More travel guides in English
Visit Bavaria
Visit the province of Ontario in Canada
Visit and explore Newfoundland-Labrador
web design in English and German
cookie, springerle, molds, on-line sales
Many thanks to Pat Pagaono for allowing use to use his music
please browse through our store. We will add some specials
More peaceful sections will be added!
Weather Network
Many thanks for the great service
travel service, personalized tours, English spoken, van
sightseeing tour through Thuringia
spa in Suhl
Heinrichser Maifest a medieval event in Suhl
Father's day celebration in Thuringia
A great spa,  Avenida Therne in Thuringia
Memorial Place Point Alpha, a hot spot during the Cold War
Erlebnispark Meeres-Aquarium, sea aquarium, Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia
searchable data base
Wartburg, Eisenach, Thuringia, Martin Luther
Bachhaus in Eisenach, Thuringia
German toy museum, Sonneberg, Thuringia
Tobiashammer, technical museum in Ohrdruf
Pummpaelz, hiking trail, Thuringia
half marathon, an event in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia
Teccem, specialty lubricants, fluorinated oils, greases and much more
Toyota Prius Van, experience, driving, Video,  enjoyable, fuel consumption, rating, what to know
Kyffhaeuser monument
a beautiful spa in Masserberg, Thuringia
Keltenbad, Celtic bath, spa, Bad Salzungen
Kranichfeld, Oberschloss, fairy tale castle
b & b, Monika Morche, Kranichfeld, Thuringia
where to eat in Thuringia
a guide to Thuringian food
Panorama Museum, cyclorama, peasant's war
Buchenwald, concentration camp, memorial
Medieval feast in Eisenach
treetop path in the national park Hainich
Thüringentherme, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, spa, indoor, outdoor pools, sauna and more
Augustinerkloster, Erfurt, Thuringia, Protestant Augustinian Priory
Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde, heritage, museum, Erfurt, Thuringia
shopping tips for Thuringia