Erlangen Travel Guide

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Erlangen Things to Do


    The City Museum is located in the heart of the city. It is housed in the former Town Hall with a neighbouring Town House. Its lovely courtyard is a popular venue for museum celebrations and open air cultural events.It has exhibitions on the following themes viz. Prehistory, Old Town, New Town, Industrialization, City history & Politics and Museum...


    The lake, less than five kilometres west of Erlangen, has space for barbecues, camping, surfing and sailing. Two large and free lawns in the north and south of the lake offer enough space to get it out in the sun - to make yourself comfortable - or in the shade of the trees. To the pond around countless beer gardens invite you to rest. There is...

  • The Lovely Schloss Garten

    Schloss Garten is a beautiful medieval castle garden situated right in the heart of the city, adjacent to the Alexander University. There are plenty of beautiful trees, plants and lots of flowers around. A nice place to relax and spent a quiet evening. The castle garden in Erlangen is one of the first Baroque Garden in Erlangen. It was opened too...


    Arcaden is the biggest shopping mall in Erlangen City. There are many shops for readymade dresses, electronic items, art pieces etc. There are many restaurants inside the complex.

  • Cinemas

    For those who know German and love cinemas: The Lamm Lichtspiele is a cute cinema with a nice programme. I loved it here and saw the French movie the class...Lamm-LichtspieleHauptstraße 86 91054 Erlangen ++49 (0)9131/20 70 66 info@lamm-lichtspiele.dewww.lamm-lichtspiele.deFurther cinema that I did not visit yet: Manhattan KinosGüterhallenstraße...


    Bruck Kirche is the most important land mark of Erlangen Bruck, a suburb of Erlangen. This is an Evangelical church of St Peter & Paul. This beautiful church was built during 13th century on the banks of River Regnitz right in the heart of the city. The overall height of structure is 68 meters and has four floors. It asso have eight pointed helmets...

  • Beerfest Erlangen

    In August I believe, the beerfest is actually one of the biggest one in Bavaria, of course next the massive Oktoberfest, but it is better in one or two ways. For example, the beer is cheaper there (7 euros a mas (liter)), and it is easier to obtain a table. Actually the signature of Erlangen is having just a simple planck with only enough space for...

  • Perfect size town with its own beauties

    The Sunday's are very pleasant to take a stroll through the expensive tree-lined and cobblestone Nurembergstrasse where H&M and the Galeriakaufhof is located, and then continue past Town hall and find back to back to back Turkish Donor Shops, where you may have lunch or better yet, smoke some traditional turkish Shisha smoke pipe. Around here is...

  • The Best Beer Fest in Bavaria

    Forget about battling the crowds at Oktoberfest, Erlangen's fest (in late May/early June) is one of the best in all of Bavaria. Just outside the beautiful city center, up a hill and in the woods the fest is held. There are tons of great breweries represented, and you do not have to wait in line for hours to get a beer. Also, native Germans go to...

  • I strongly recommend you to...

    I strongly recommend you to visit 'Kulisse' restaurant-bar every evening and say hello to Jürgen- the owner and chef. You can recognize him easily from his characteristic moustache. The photo was taken sitting in the 'Kulisse' and viewing his neighbour- 'theatre cafe'. This cafe is run by a talented Turkish poet (Habib Bektaþ)- my fellow country...

  • Visit the city of Bamberg for...

    Visit the city of Bamberg for a day!!!Bamberg is a very old city with a wonderful medieval center. And due ti its small size, in contrary to e.g. Nuremberg, nothing had been destroyed during WW2!Bamberg is also one of the most important catholic sites in Germany. It is famous for its amount of churches, including the Heinrichscathedral, built in...

  • You should make a trip to the...

    You should make a trip to the nearby 'Fränkische Schweiz'It's a beautiful hillcountry with old castles (also ruins) and beautiful villages.It is a good region to do some hiking (e.g. to one of the castle ruins) and to get good and cheap Franconian food in a rural restaurant. You just have to pay attention that you don't enter one of those 'tourist...


Erlangen Hotels

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  • Mercure Hotel Erlangen

    I thought Merkur was one step above Novotel but well, in Erlangen this doesn't seem to be the case....

  • Apartment Hotel Kral

    LuitpoldstraÃ?e 77, Erlangen, 91052, de

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Zeitwohnhaus

    Luitpoldstr 10, Erlangen, Bavaria, 91054, Germany

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Families

Erlangen Restaurants

  • Students' atmosphere

    Zum Pleitegeier is a students' pub in Erlangen. Wood furniture - cozy but not traditional. Pretty nice atmosphere. Besides beer they have pretty a good menue for a very fair prize. Pizza, salads, pasta and some few regional stuff. It's not a must-do and not a real highlight - but if you are in Erlangen and look for an uncomplicated place for a beer...

  • Some of the best restaurants...

    Some of the best restaurants in this city seem to have been left off of all of the main travel guides. If you are interested in a great Franconian meal, stop in at the Alter Simpl. They have a wood burning stove where they roast the Nuernburger sausages and have some very exotic fares, but vegetarians beware!!! Another great German restuarant is...

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Erlangen Nightlife

  • Local Newcomers

    The "Strohalm" is a small music club in Erlangen with live music every evening. It is a stage for local bands, and as they write on their homepage on themselves they belong to Germany's top five live clubs... (?) - I am not that much into music - so I am not sure about that... At least - that's more important - my boyfriend loved his night here -...

  • Culture Centre, Life Music

    The E-Werk is a cultural centre in Erlangen offering many music events. I was not there in person but my friend he was very satisfied with this spot. More info and progamme in the link below - just in German as far as I see...

  • Erlangen Clubs

    This is one of the best clubs in Erlangen. Though that is not saying a whole lot, it is really a nice place with two rooms. one usually house music and top charts while the other does rock and rap. kind of random with the drinks are very inexpensive (2.50 Becks) and the crowd is very young ; )Theyre students since erlangen has a great Medicine...


Erlangen Transportation

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    The best ways to get to...

    by Ossi.P Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    The best ways to get to Erlangen are by train or car.
    But you might also fly to Nuremberg and take a bus, train or taxi to Erlangen!
    Erlangen has a good system of public transportation including busses and trains (e.g. if you want to go to Nuremberg or Forchheim).
    Actually the best way to get around in Erlangen itsself is by bike. Erlangen is also called the city of bikes...

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Erlangen Shopping

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    Toys and (some) Clothes: Family and Small Kids

    by chris.hh Written Sep 23, 2010

    This is a store for children's toys and clothes. Very good collection - although I thought the store even would be bigger. But they also are a catalog company. They also have English on their website. They are in the upper floor of the Arcarden shopping mall in Erlangen.

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Erlangen Local Customs


    Every year, around 26th July the Kellerwald is the center of Franconian hospitality. The Annafest celebrated here since 1840 is one of the most interesting and charming folk festivals in Franconia. More than 20 beercellars (seven are open all year round) serving food and drinks. A Giant wheel and a children’s carousel are two of the many amusement...

  • Bergkirchweih - Beer Festival

    The Berg is a beer festival with a very long traditon. More the 1,3 million people visit it every year. I have not been there because I am pretty new in Erlangen since my friend moved here. But the Berg is the sixth season - after the four usual ones and carneval... The Berg is a festival where many breweries sell their beer on a hill (Berg) close...


    Anna festival, called "The Berg" is a 12 day gala beer festval held in Erlangen during end of May/early June every year. This beer festival is the second largest in Germany after the famous October festival of Munich. The festival was started in 1755 AD and was dedicated to the mountain church on the outskirts of Erlangen.A very high quality of...


Erlangen Off The Beaten Path


    Here is a 1o 5 kilometres long trekking, cycling and jogging trail amidst lush green nature. It is a "Natures Walking Trail" on virgin soil with beautiful tall trees on either side. You can spend evenings here to keep yourself physically and mentally fit.

  • Trails of Mr. Ohm?

    For electrically-inclined people, it is worth noting that the inventor of Ohm's Law - Georg Simon Ohm is from Erlangen! There is a house in the middle of Erlangen town with his name on it.

  • Erlangen is situated in Middle...

    Erlangen is situated in Middle Franconia. It is in a perfect location for several nice bike rides. A slow pace can take you to Bamberg in less than three hours, which is listed as a World historical city by UNESCO. In addition the woods to the south have wonderful attractions. These woods connect Erlangen and Nuremburg. In the woods you can find...


Erlangen Favorites

  • General

    Erlangen, is one of the most boring cities I have ever seen. Just Siemens there, 30.000 fuc#ing boring Siemens people in a 100.000 people town. 20 years ago, we had a phase of german rock, when it was IN to have funny texts. One of these rock songs was about rlangen. It had the text of a guided city walk, like "look at these nice fountains on the...

  • The 'Schloß' (castle) of...

    The 'Schloß' (castle) of Erlangen.It was built in 1704 by 'Markgraf Friedrich of Brandenburg'.As the main architect was a frenchman... it is build in French-classicism style.Nowadays the castle forms part of the university!In front of it is a statue of Friedrich-Alexander.

  • The 'Markgrafentheater', also...

    The 'Markgrafentheater', also build by Markgraf Friedrich in 1719, nowadays is location for both professional and amateur performances.In the middle of the first rank is the 'Markgrafen'-Box.


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