Erfurt is the capital of Thuringia and the largest settlement in the state. It is a road and rail transport junction and houses the state's only international airport.
Erfurt became wealthy in the Middle Ages through its position on important trade routes and the cross-fertilisation of cultures led to it becoming an intellectual centre with a prestigious university.
Martin Luther called Erfurt the 'city of towers' and its rich religious history can be seen today in the spires that mark the skyline..
There is plenty to see and do in Erfurt with its old town and historic reminders of its medieval history. Find out more on our information page:
Erfurt has its own airport but it might not be the most convenient for visitors. Find out more about transport options and accommodation
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Erfurt Hotels & Travel
The collection of Erfurt photos is a gallery of some of the main sights in the city with brief descriptions: Erfurt Images