Erfurt – One of the Prettiest German Town Worth a Detour

By Michael Schuermann aka Easy Hiker

One former East German town I would highly recommend for you to visit would be Erfurt. This small town has always been the pride and joy of eastern Germany, even during the reign of the communists. It is picture pretty and was the perfect town to end our short hike in Germany’s oldest hiking trail, which is in the same region, Thuringia.


The Erfurt Cathedral as seen from  Zitadelle Petersburg

The Erfurt Cathedral seen  through the little vineyard growing beside it. Erfurt was once a Bistum, i.e.a Bishop Seat

These old houses have survived through 40 years of communist East German rule that have been lovingly restored after reunification

Have some coffee in front of the town‘s Art museum

Since the reunification of the two Germanies, money has flowed in to help modernise the town. Here their  modern electric tramway passing by the city hall

The town can offer a gastronomic experience from the restaurants that have mushroomed in the town since Germany became one

In one of the cafes around, this is one offer you can never refuse: all the coffee and Apfelstrudel and other cakes  you can eat for only 5.50 Euros

The houses on Kraemerbruecke (Kraemer Bridge)

Entrance to the Kraemerbruecke (Yes, this is a bridge)

This hotel is famous because of Willy Brandt. Find out how and why here

A relic that reminds people of the dark communist past of Erfurt – the former Stasi prison – now being renovated into apartments

Pretty back streets, away from the hustle and bustle of central Erfurt

Houses that have been lovingly restored that now offer a pretty sight in the cobblestoned streets of Erfurt

But these are still to be seen in many corners, old rundown buildings neglected during the communist era that are waiting for investors for renovation

Short bio of author: Michael Schuermannn is Easy Hiker, sharing the hikes he’s done with a view of tempting you to take up hiking for your next holiday. Follow him on Twitter as @easyhiker101 or join him in Facebook

admin

I’m offering public relations, communications and image counseling in everyday life and I have a PR agency – PRwave INTERNATIONAL. I am passionate about reading, blogging (I also have a blog in Romanian) and traveling. Follow me on Twitter - @violetaloredana (Romanian) and @TravelMoments.

19 thoughts on “Erfurt – One of the Prettiest German Town Worth a Detour

    • 7 October, 2010 at 19:33
      Permalink

      Yup – looks like a nice place to visit indeed!

      Reply
  • 11 April, 2011 at 04:13
    Permalink

    theres a little thing wrong:the prison was buildet in 1874-1879.so there hasn´t already been a Stasi in germany.and as next the prison isn´t renovated into appartments-its a museum.i know it best because i was born here and i´m still already living here since 22 years.

    King Regards

    Reply
  • 11 April, 2011 at 17:40
    Permalink

    The information about the former Stasi building being renovated into apartments was given to us by a shop owner in the area. When we were there in August 2010, though, it was boarded up and closed, no sign of a museum. Apologies for the error.

    Reply
  • 27 April, 2014 at 03:58
    Permalink

    Gucci bags are higherhigh quality along with inspired kinds which enhance the chic and wonderful factors to women. Sneakers turn up from the Totem Sneaker in material. in the event the individual function as a particular nunnery per Canonleigh, Roscoe sac lv pas cher femme Religious louboutin Dated lv footwear for men hounds with all the tithes associated with Hokeforde rectory as well as Burlescombe religious organization, Devonshire. Many people would say recognize awkward in front of answer ‘so’. Aside from which is known for a great welldesigned intent that include working with a personal should be, the stylish louis vuitton sito ufficiale Fendi handbags are irresistible to many people because of the sophisticated types.

    web site:

    http://www.sgbookcellar.com/

    Reply
  • 2 May, 2014 at 02:15
    Permalink

    187085 625178I found your weblog website on google and check a couple of of your early posts. Proceed to maintain up the very good operate. I just extra up your RSS feed to my MSN News Reader. Looking for ahead to reading extra from you later on!

    Reply
  • Pingback: Magasin Longchamp Paris 1

  • Pingback: ray ban 3026 precio in malaysia

  • Pingback: Oakley Polarized Urgency Lunettes De Soleil

  • Pingback: hefalimp cardijon

  • Pingback: blucarpet.com

  • 19 August, 2014 at 18:19
    Permalink

    I simply want to tell you that I am just new to blogs and honestly enjoyed this web page. Likely I’m going to bookmark your blog . You really have terrific well written articles. Kudos for revealing your web page.

    Reply
  • 28 August, 2014 at 12:47
    Permalink

    The new Zune browser is surprisingly good, but not as good as the iPod’s. It works well, but isn’t as fast as Safari, and has a clunkier interface. If you occasionally plan on using the web browser that’s not an issue, but if you’re planning to browse the web alot from your PMP then the iPod’s larger screen and better browser may be important.

    Reply
  • 3 November, 2014 at 11:26
    Permalink

    On Sunday afternoon, February 26, Krickstein accepted the courts against Carlos Moya, 1998 French Open champion and also a an associate Spain’s 2004 winning Davis Cup team, topped the South African Airways rankings within the ATP Champions Tour next year. Connection between the match were 64, 64 with Moya defeating Krickstein and moving on to become the first player to get a spot inside the finals

    Reply
  • 4 November, 2014 at 00:51
    Permalink

    On Sunday afternoon, February 26, Krickstein popularized the courts against Carlos Moya, 1998 French Open champion plus a part of Spain’s 2004 winning Davis Cup team, topped the South African Airways rankings within the ATP Champions Tour next year. Link between the match were 64, 64 with Moya defeating Krickstein and trying out end up being the first player to get a location inside finals

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge
Social media & sharing icons powered by UltimatelySocial
##################################################### #####################################################