Wilna Hotel Erfurt
Vilniuser Strasse 2, Erfurt, Thuringia, 99089, Germany
More about Erfurt
Kramerbrucke, Erfurt, Deutschland 2009
Medieval bridge Erfurt
Detail from the roof
Travel Tips for Erfurt
see the cathedrals, they are...
see the cathedrals, they are amazing I was sleeping in bed, my room had huge windows.Right outside the window is a huge tree. I woke up one morning and saw snow slowly falling on the branches of the tree. It was an unforgettable experience.
Zum Tannenberge und zum Grunen Lowen Haus
On 20 March 1850 the conference of the Northern Union Parliament and Central German states convened in Erfurt to advise on the Prussian draft constitution. The conference was held at the church of the Augustinerklosters (sorry no pictures). One of the delegates was count Otto von Bismarck. He resided at the Meadow 33. In 2004 the Bismarkturm Society had a statue of Bismarck designed by Christian Paschold.
The southern side
The southern side of the Domplatz has its share of historic buildings as well.
Zur Hohen Lilie (High Lily House, number 31), the green building pictured here, dates from 1538 and incorporates parts of an even older building while the adjoining Grune Apotheke (Green Pharmacy - now brown) goes back to 1632. It's the one on the left.
the Cathedral Square / der Domplatz
One of the distinctive features of Erfurt is the monumental ensamble of Mariendom and Severikirche. If you want see the great panorama of the Catedral Square you must go upstairs to the Cathedral. Around this square there are some restaurants ans shops, and beautiful colorfull houses.
In the week there on this square is a basar, you can buy there fresh fruits and vegetables, meat, flowers and many more.
Life on the river
The Gera is the name of the body of water that flows through the main part of town and it runs beside much of the interesting history of the town which I will cover in the following tips. It also has a small island or two, some of which have some remnants of greenery, so to speak.
The third picture shows the symbol of the town and the area so I was informed by the tourist office though they were more than a little vague also.
There's a series of boats with plants on them often with flowers aboard but not when I was there.
This river used to flood on a regular basis, causing periodic inundation of the city center.
In order to control this a canal was dug in 1898, parallel to the Stauffenberg-Allee, to carry off the excess water.