Rudolfstr. 48, Erfurt, Thuringia, 99092, Germany
More about Erfurt
2. Train to Frankfurt arriving Erfurt main station
Thuringian coat of arms
Travel Tips for Erfurt
Climate in Erfurt
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 46 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )
The famous Kreaemerbruecke reminds you of the Ponte Veccio in Florence. It was made just of wood first time and finished in 1325. Now you find 32 lovely small houses in an ancient architectural style on it, crossing the little river that runs through Erfurt.
The choir in the cathedral
I was really impressed by the beautiful carvings of the choir seats in the cathedral. They were carved in the 14th century, with lots of attention to the detail. The men you see on the picture aren't smoking, but playing the flute.
I think these seats are beautiful to look at, but probably not very comfortable to sit in. But then, in 14th century, you were supposed to sit upright when in church and pay attention all the time.
The tower mentioned in the previous tip is shown in close up here with a Rapunzel look alike trailing her hair towards the ground but in picture 2 there is a lady of a different kind altogether.
One of the towers has an observation platform on it at the end of a spiral staircase. It was added in 2000 atop one of the two that remain from the former Citadelle Cyriaksburg and, along with the German Garden Museum (pic 4), which used to be the barracks of the castle that Emperor Friedrich III sanctioned, are some of the remains. The castle itself was built upon a former Benedictine Nunnery.
Pic 5 gives an indication of what it would be like in spring with the crocus and other flowers in bloom below Turm B/Geschützturm I while pic 3 shows you the view, albeit smoggy, from another tower in the gardens that you are allowed to climb.
The tower in pic 1 and 5 has an observatory on the top.
The wonder of Anger
Walking Anger is like walking through history, sorry, is walking through history.
The opening facade of what once was a distillery (remember the holes at the top of the doorway for putting straw in) dates from 1557, the next is situated at number 44 with a decided nautical look about the lower projection.
If you're wondering what the statue in pic 3 is all about then look no further than Otto von Bismark and it's placed right in front of the building named after him. It's at number 33, not far from the rococo splendour of Anger 27 shown in the next picture.