The capital of Thuringia impresses with its medieval city centre, which is considered one of the best preserved in Germany. Originally built at a crossroads of important trade routes, Erfurt today can look back on a history rich in tradition as a city of Luther, cathedral and flowers. From Oberhof you can reach Erfurt in approx. 50 km.
Erfurt, magnet for tourists from all over the worldToday, the state capital Erfurt is one of the most attractive trade fair and conference locations in Germany due to its central location. The "Largest Garden in Thuringia" - the ega - is located on the outskirts of the city. Numerous events and highlights make the city a popular destination for tourists from all over the world all year round. The Mariendom (St Mary's Cathedral) and the Severi Church in the centre of Erfurt are particularly eye-catching. Unique in Europe is the Krämerbrücke, at 120 m the longest completely built and inhabited bridge north of the Alps. A guided tour of the city is recommended to get to know the city with its more than 1250 years of history better. You can walk in the footsteps of tradition and see the silent witnesses of bygone eras. Throughout the city centre, museums and sights await your visit. The old town itself is an eye-catcher in itself due to the lovingly renovated houses and streets.Best transport connections Due to its central location, Erfurt can be reached quickly and easily from all parts of Germany. The A 4 motorway from west to east and the A 71 motorway from north to south both cross the state capital of Erfurt and provide fast car connections. Erfurt's main railway station is ideally connected to long-distance rail transport. You can get to Erfurt comfortably and quickly by IC, ICE or even local transport and begin your excursion to Thuringia's largest city. Where the Sandman is at homeErfurt is the children's media city. This is not only evident from the numerous production companies at Messe Erfurt, but also from the many characters in the city centre. Don't be surprised if you come across Bernd the Bread at the fish market and have your picture taken with the Sandman on the bench on your way to the Wenigemarkt.