Thuringia
Erfurt
Interesting
Erfurt The Essential
Interesting
Several fine bell-towers dominate the skyline of Erfurt, which is the capital of Thuringia since 1990. They bear witness to the town's religious activity over the centuries, in particular the Reform. Indeed, Luther stayed here. The town's important position on the main trade route between the Rhine and Russia also contributed to its commercial and political importance. It was during the Congress of Erfurt in 1808, that Napoleon attempted to rally Alexander I of Russia to the French cause, as well as Goethe, greatly admired by the emperor.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Erfurt
Cathedral of Our Lady
Cathedral of Our Lady
A chancel, nave and Gothic portals were
30 minutes
Anger Museum
Anger Museum
The focal point of this fine museum,
90 minutes
Church of St Sever
Church of St Sever
Formerly the Benedictine monks' abbey
15 minutes
Krämer Bridge
Krämer Bridge
Known as the "grocers' bridge", this
30 minutes