Postcards From Erfurt, Germany

Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, is a beautiful town located in the center of Germany. It is one of the best preserved medieval towns in Germany. With more than 1,260 years of history, Erfurt has lots to offer those who love historic and architecturally rich towns. The following “postcards” offer just a small glimpse of this city’s charms.

The architecture in Erfurt runs from Gothic to Neo-Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque.

This charming town’s DomPlatz (Cathedral Square), is located under the steps to the famous Dom. The original part of the square is paved in basalt.

The famous Mariendom Cathedral (The Dom) and St. Severus Church. On the left is the Cathedral of St. Mary that was built on a chapel founded in 742 by St. Boniface. On the right, St. Severus Church was once a monastic church whose construction was begun in 1280.

The Rathaus ( Town Hall) located on Fischmarkt Square , was completed in 1875. It contains wonderful murals depicting scenes from Thuringian history and legend.

The Fischmarkt is surrounded by buildings built in the 16th and 17th century.

The bright yellow Anger Museum was built in 1705. It now houses an important medieval collection, a collection of 19th and 20th century landscapes and 18th century faience. It is just one of Erfurt’s exceptional Baroque buildings.

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