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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:25 AM   #1
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Beautiful Germany: ERFURT, WEIMAR and more

Recently I published my Berlin thread and now I'm moving on to another leg of my tour of Eastern part of Germany.

This time I was visiting the federal land of Thuringia which among other destinations has such gems as Erfurt, Weimar and Wartburg Castle.

Location for those who are not too sure where that is:


I stayed in Oberhof which is a town some distance away from Erfurt and is in the middle of forest area surrounded by scenic countryside.


I will start from there. View from my hotel in Oberhof. It's really pleasant to wake up and see this through the window away from the city
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Driving in the area
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Rennsteig Tunnel on the way to Erfurt on the A71. 7916m in length it's the longest road tunnel in Germany. Opened in 2003
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Scenic views on the way
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Approaching Erfurt
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:35 AM   #2
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Erfurt

The first sight of Erfurt which is the capital of Thuringia. Erfurt has a beautiful historic center which seemingly was lucky to avoid WW2 extensive destruction faced by some other cities. It's not a big city but has a nice public transport system and is generally very accessible and pleasant. Perfect for a day visit by car. Parking is not an issue (you can easily find free parking spots) and some Park&Ride areas are actually within walking distance (although you can take a tram if you want) to the city center. A good start.

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Businessstrasse. A few too many s if you ask me
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Nearing to the central part of Erfurt. The city is very well maintained and clean
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An old tram which is used for city tours
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:43 AM   #3
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Erfurt

The Altstadt (old town)

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Restaurants at the Domplatz (Cathedral Square)
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Domplatz with the Erfurter Dom itself
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Stairs to the Cathedral from the Domplatz
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:46 AM   #4
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Erfurt

The Domplatz seen from the Cathedral
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Cathedral interior
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Buildings surrounding the Domplatz
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A birgarten right next to the Cathedral
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Old June 19th, 2013, 12:54 AM   #5
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Erfurt

Marktstrasse
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Buildings around the Rathaus (City Hall) square
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Modern buildings a bit further away from the historic core
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Trams. There are a few different models (this is the newer one) of tram vehicles. It was a news to me that Erfurt uses a meter gauge (i.e. 1000mm) tracks. Apparently quite many tram systems use this gauge in Europe
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Erfurt

One of the old city tour trams
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Johannestrasse. Possibly one of the most impressive streets in Erfurt
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Thuringian Land Chancellery building
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Neue Mühle (New Mill)
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Haus zum Sonneborn originally built in 1546. Restored in 1988
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Great pics!
Erfurt and Thüringen are stunning!
The Heart Of Germany!
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Awesome photos!!!
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Old June 20th, 2013, 05:31 PM   #10
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Very nice pictures of Erfurt, thanks a lot.

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Businessstrasse. A few too many s if you ask me
There is a quite funny anecdote relating to this street name. In 2002 the former mayor Manfred Ruge made a bet with the local "Businessclub". A group of businessmen with the aim to do lobbying activities for the region. Ruge bet, that Erfurt won't be displayed on the weather map of the nationwide news broadcaster "N-TV" for one year. Well, they made it and in January 2003 a street was named after this club in exchange.

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I agree but this is not the Johannesstraße any more. Johannesstraße ends at Kaufmannskirche north of the Martin Luther monument you may have seen. The street on the picture is called "Anger". It reaches from the Kaufmannskirche down to the fountain at the end of the steet and includes also the big square where you took the picture of the modern building ("Angereck").

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Amazing, very nice photos and well done
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I agree but this is not the Johannesstraße any more. Johannesstraße ends at Kaufmansskirche north of the Martin Luther monument you may have seen. The street on the picture is called "Anger". It reaches from the Kaufmannskirche down to the fountain at the end of the steet and includes also the big square where you took the picture of the modern building ("Angereck").
That's right. I looked at the wrong end of that street
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Very beautiful, it looks like a very pleasant city.
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It's time to continue with more Erfurt

Rooftops of the Old town
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Facades surrounding the Domplatz
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Marktstrasse
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Walls of the 17th/18th century Petersberg Citadel
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Main entrance to the fortification complex
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Erfurt

The following views are from the Petersberg Citadel fortifications which have excellent overview of the city.

Overview of the area from a higher point at the Petersberg Citadel fortification
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Domplatz and the Old Town
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Erfurt

Among church spires and oldtown rooftops there are other, more contemporary highrise structures seen in the background. They are well visible but are located away from the old town area
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Cathedral
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Countryside outside the city limits
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Erfurt

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Industrial sites outside the city
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Medieval fight broke out right in front of me
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This is it from Erfurt. Next I will carry on with Weimar which is located nearby.
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Weimar

Continuing with photos of Weimar which is probably a very familiar name to most but not necessarily a familiar place
Weimar is close to Erfurt but is by all means a destination in its own right. Spending an entire day is a must.

Statue of Karl August, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
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Rathaus (City Hall)
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Marktplatz (Market square)
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The compulsory Socialist era apartment highrise
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Railway Station
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Carl-August Allee
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