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Find nice places in Erfurt (Germany), to stay and relax. Often located beside the beaten main tourist tracks.

Egapark Erfurt Egapark Erfurt

Horticultural exhibition. Accessible by tram line 2. *** Opening times *** The Egapark Erfurt is open 365 days a year. 1th January to 29th February Daily from 10.00 to 16.00 h 1th November to 31th December Daily from 10.00 to 16.00 h Winter opening times glasshouses…

Picnic bench in the south of Erfurt on the edge of the Steigerwald Picnic bench in the south of Erfurt on the edge of the Steigerwald
Picknickbank im Erfurter Süden am Rande des Steigerwaldes

Beer Garden in Erfurt - Thüringer Grillhütte Beer Garden in Erfurt - Thüringer Grillhütte
Biergarten in Erfurt - Thüringer Grillhütte

Small beer garden at the Cathedral Square, just to the right of the cathedral steps, below the Severi church. Not immediately visible in the variety of cafes and restaurants surrounding the Cathedral Square. A "Classic" beer garden with gravel, wooden tables and benches and a large, shady…

Restaurant Grundmühle Restaurant Grundmühle
Ausflugslokal Grundmühle

Directly from Erfurt city center you can start of the hike. Of course you can shorten the distance by using the bus to the outskirts and then the Orphalgrund Trail (6 km). 25 years ago the Grundmühle (exists since more than 300 years) was a real find. Today it is a popular venue for hikers and…

Restaurant Waldhaus Restaurant Waldhaus
Ausflugslokal Waldhaus

If you want to escape the city bustle, have a walk through the "Steiger" (forest on the outskirts of Erfurt) with destination "Waldhaus". Nice in the summer: there is a large beer garden. Beautiful on sunny spring, autumn and winter days: the Italian restaurant has a winter garden. For the way…

Reataurant Bachstelzencafé Reataurant Bachstelzencafé
Ausflugslokal Bachstelzencafé

Coming from the city center use - straight along the Gera - the Bachstelzenweg and then get to the restaurant. On warm summer days you can sit here under the big chestnut tree and enjoy a cool drink.

Blick zur Krämerbrücke
Blick zur Krämerbrücke

Tower of Erfurt Aegidienkirche Tower of Erfurt Aegidienkirche
Turm der Ägidienkirche Erfurt

From the top you have a great view right on the Krämerbrücke and the Old Town. Opening times: Closed Monday! Daily from 11:00 h to 17:00 h

Predigerhof Erfurt Predigerhof Erfurt

In Erfurt there are more than 20 small and large parks. Not all are of interest for non-residents. But I would recommend the Predigerhof, because it is for me a place of tranquility in the middle of the city bustle. The Predigerhof is a cemetery and belongs to the Predigerkirche. It is among the…

Citadel Petersberg Citadel Petersberg
Zitadelle Petersberg

Fortress of the city in the 17th to the 19th Century. You have a great panoramic view over the city. There is also a cafe / restaurant - the "Glashütte" (glass factory).

Domplatz Erfurt Domplatz Erfurt

Beautiful place with cafes and restaurants.

Fish Market Erfurt Fish Market Erfurt
Fischmarkt Erfurt

Beautiful place with cafes and restaurants. There is also the town hall and the house to the Red Ox ("Haus zum Roten Ochsen"), where the art gallery is located in, the "Haus zum Breiten Herd" and the Guildhall ("Gildehaus"). The building of the "Sparkasse" which is directly adjacent to the town…

Erfurt Zoo Erfurt Zoo
Zoo Erfurt

[b]How to get there[/b] you reach the zoo from the city center (Anger) by tram line number 5 (from "Anger" to the last stop "Zoopark"). [b]Opening times[/b] from 1 April to 31 October daily from: 09.00 to 18.00 h (last entry and offices close: 17.30 h) from 1 November to 31 March daily…

Park walk in Erfurt - four parks at once Park walk in Erfurt - four parks at once
Parkspaziergang in Erfurt - vier Parks am Stück

I would like to recommend a combination of several parks. If you have the time, take the walk up to Hochheim, the turning point of my trip. From Erfurt Central Train Station to Hochheim it is 3.5 km. The first of the parks starts just behind the station. You have to pass through the station…

Erfurt city park Erfurt city park
Stadtpark Erfurt

Small park located directly behind the train station (southern direction). If you are waiting for a train, spent the time here. Much nicer than inside of the railway station itself. You have to pass through the station underpass and cross the traffic light at the Schillerstraße. Then you can take…

Wenigemarkt Wenigemarkt

Place directly at the Krämerbrücke with a lot of cafes and restaurants where you can sit outside in summer.

Benediktsplatz Benediktsplatz

Beautiful place in the middle of the old town of Erfurt. It is between the Fischmarkt and Wenigemarkt, directly at the Krämerbrücke. Here you will also find the tourist information office.

Play boules on the Petersberg Play boules on the Petersberg
Boule spielen auf dem Petersberg

A popular meeting place on a hill is the citizen garden. Great view. And here there is also the opportunity to play boules.

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