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Google Map of Erfurt


Many cities in Thuringia use environmental friendly trams for public transportation. In Nordhausen they even use some kind of a hybrid version which uses a diesel engine to drive a generator to produce the required electricity on tracks where no electrical power is available.
If you want to avoid the stress of driving in cities try to use a tram for sightseeing. It will be fun if it is not overcrowded.
In most cities parts in the downtown can only be accessed by pedestrians, emergency vehicles and small delivery trucks. If you have problems waking use the tram!
Ask for special tickets. I did this when we visited London in England a long time ago.
Erfurt offers even sightseeing tours with a tram. But only one certain days, so I could not participate. Do it on your own and get a free printed English guide for Erfurt in a tourist office before you start.

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This is a normal tram in Erfurt

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The trams stop at many interesting places

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Shopping without stress in Erfurt

Erfurt is the capital of the free state of Thuringia. You can spend days there to visit historical places, museums, doing your shopping, and visiting events.
Our Internet tourist guide will show you only a few examples.

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Erfurt in January

Even for people who are not born to shop - like me - the downtown of Erfurt and especially the area around the Merchant's Bridge is an attraction which should not be missed. You can find art work, good or rare collectibles and much, much more. Check our travel guide for more information.
If you get tired relax preferable on an outdoor table and treat yourself either with a snack and a drink or a cup of mouth watering ice cream. Different flavors of ice cream, fruits, real whipped cream are almost standard, some liqueur can be added as a taste improver. Just try it once!
Something similar to that I got in Newfoundland but I never could find it in Ontario. They should fill this market niche. Dairy Queen could do it - but please use less sugar, frozen sugar does not have any flavor!
It is also allowed to have an alcoholic beverage on an outdoor table. But don't drink and drive.
Be prepared to share a table with other guests. That is common in Germany. You should ask when you want to do that and people will ask you also for permission. Unless somebody is expected to join you wish will not be denied and you should do the same.
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This is what you normally get!

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The "Krämerbrücke" (Merchant's Bridge) in Erfurt (picture was taken in January)

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The "Krämerbrücke" (Merchant's Bridge) in Erfurt. A better picture taken in Summer.
Thanks to "Störfix"

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On the "Krämerbrücke" in Erfurt

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The "Krämerbrücke" in Erfurt
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An artist at the "Krämerbrücke" in Erfurt;

Mr. Enders, the owner of a little bake shop in Erfurt provided very valuable information what to see and to do. Because of the limited time we were not able to follow his advise completely. But we tried our best.
We had contacted him from Canada by e-mail and he and his wife were surprised when we showed suddenly up in his coffee shop.
Naturally, we tried a few of his delicious specialities with a good coffee. Please do not look for a donut shop, try some new things such as a goose berry pie, real butter cream torts, and all kind of fruit cakes. Elizabeth got up during the night and sneaked to the fridge to indulge a piece.
Small business is still superior to the big chain stores - at least in Germany.
We followed some of Mr. Enders suggestions and visited: The Protestant Augustinian Priory (Augustinerkloster) and the "Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde" plus lots of window shopping. How much can you do in a day? We were so tired that we even skipped dinner in Erfurt and went back to Suhl.
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Evangelische Kaufmannskirche St. Gregorii
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Martin Luther

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The Dom

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The Protestant Augustinian Priory (Augustinerkloster)

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The Protestant Augustinian Priory (Augustinerkloster)

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In the "Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde" in Erfurt

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A special temporary exhibition about cats - here "Katzenmusik" (a term for the nasty noise which cats can produce)

Our four Canadian cats produce also "Katzenmusik" nut only when they want something - in most cases food. They gave up trying to feed us after Elizabeth screamed always when they brought her a dead mouse or a dead bird. They made after that a peace treaty with most of the other creatures living in and around our house. Only spiders are still an attraction for them.

Werbung in unserem englischen Internet-Reiseführer für Thüringen


Watch the video: Feengrotten, Fairy Caves, Saalfeld, Thuringia, Thüringen


The Bertholdsburg in Schleusingen host an interesting museum, Thuringia


Kranichfeld, Thuringia, Weimar Region


Watch the slideshow: Memorial Place Point Alpha, eine Gedenkstätte an die Teilung Deutschlands


The Toy Museum in Sonneberg, Thuringia


Thuringia, wining and dining - a guide


Watch the video: Unstrut-Hainich Region, impressions, Impressionen


Watch the video "Impressions of Suhl"


Watch the slideshow: Eisenach impressions, Impressionen


Erfurt Thuringia (Thüringen) some impressions- einige Impressionen


Watch the video: Visit the "Tree Top Path" in the Hainich Nationalpark, Thuringia


Watch the video "Impressions of the Kyffhäuser Region. Kyffhäuserkreis Impressionen"


Watch the slideshow: Wartburgkreis impressions Impressionen


Watch the video "Thuringia, hiking the Pummpälzweg"


Watch the video: Thuringia Health Spas - tourism, Badelandschaften in Thüringen


Watch the slideshow: Visit the Marine Aquarium in Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia, Germany Ein früherer Besuch des Aquariums.


Watch the video: Impressions of the Ilmkreis Ilm Region), Thuringia, Thüringen


Watch the video: Schmalkalden-Meiningen Region Thuringia


Watch the video: "Some impressions from the Weimar Region. Einige Impressionen vom Weimar Kreis"


Ringberg Hotel in Suhl


Watch the slide show "Heinrichser Maifest in Suhl, Thuringia, Thüringen "


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international press card, internationaler Presseausweis
Lieber unangenehm auffallen als gar nicht!
where to eat in Thuringia
a guide to Thuringian food
shopping tips for Thuringia
Schwarzer Crux, mining museum, iron ore, restaurant, accommodation
Erlebnispark Meeres-Aquarium, sea aquarium, Zella-Mehlis, Thuringia
vehicle museum in Suhl, Thuringia
Heinrichser Maifest a medieval event in Suhl
Father's day celebration in Thuringia
spa in Suhl
Medieval feast in Eisenach
A great spa,  Avenida Therne in Thuringia
Pummpaelz, hiking trail, Thuringia
half marathon, an event in Bad Salzungen, Thuringia
coffee shop, restaurant, Celtic spa, Keltenbad, Bad Salzungen
Trout farm, Forellenzucht, Trostadt, Thuringia
cookie, springerle, molds, on-line sales
please browse through our store. We will add some specials
More peaceful sections will be added!
Webseitenerstellung in Englisch und Deutach, Videos
web design in English and German
Arnstadt, sightseeing tour by Casey Mundy
Visit Bavaria
Visit Ontario, Canada
Visit and explore Newfoundland-Labrador
Teccem, specialty lubricants, fluorinated oils, greases and much more
Sue and Frank Engels hiking the Rennsteig
Ken Hamilton, the Springerle baker
searchable data base for tourism Germany
Wartburg, Eisenach, Thuringia, Martin Luther
German toy museum, Sonneberg, Thuringia
weapon museum in Suhl, Thuringia
Bertholdsburg, museum, minerals, prehistoric, prehistoric, printing, paper mills, Henneberg
Ringberg Hotel, hotel, resort, accommodation, Suhl, indoor pool, sauna
fairy caves, Saalfeld, Thuringia, Germany, Saalfelder Feengrotten
Toyota Prius Van, experience, driving, Video,  enjoyable, fuel consumption, rating, what to know
a beautiful spa in Masserberg, Thuringia
Keltenbad, Celtic bath, spa, Bad Salzungen
Panorama Museum, cyclorama, peasant's war
don't miss to participate in a guided tour through this cave in Thuringia
Adventure through the Erlebnisbergwerk a former potash mine
Toyota Prius Van, experience, driving, Video,  enjoyable, fuel consumption, rating, what to know
Tobiashammer, technical museum in Ohrdruf
Kyffhaeuser monument
Buchenwald, concentration camp, memorial
Kranichfeld, Oberschloss, fairy tale castle
b & b, Monika Morche, Kranichfeld, Thuringia
Augustinerkloster, Erfurt, Thuringia, Protestant Augustinian Priory
Museum für Thüringer Volkskunde, heritage, museum, Erfurt, Thuringia
Tabbs spa in Tabarz
treetop path in the national park Hainich
Thüringentherme, Mühlhausen, Thuringia, spa, indoor, outdoor pools, sauna and more
Memorial Place Point Alpha, a hot spot during the Cold War
Werbung in englischer Sprache kann neue Besucher bringen. Bitte lassen Sie sich informieren.
We enjoyed the home cooking in this little restaurant. I hope we can come back!
Amtshaus, town mueum, Ilmenau, Thuringia, Goethe
Bachhaus in Eisenach, Thuringia
Bertholdsburg, museum, minerals, prehistoric, prehistoric, printing, paper mills, Henneberg
Veste Heldburg, castle, Thuringia
Many thanks to Pat Pagaono for allowing use to use his music
An exiting web site about the last battle of Napoleon, many videos