The Erfurt Town Clerk

 

Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, was one of the most important cities of the German Middle Ages and looks back on a history of more than 1300 years.

With its significant Jewish heritage from the Middle Ages, Erfurt is currently applying for the title of UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

 

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THE ERFURT TOWN CLERK

Christian Bürger

Christian Bürger is a historian specialising in state and regional history and an administrative economist. He writes here about the cultural and historical features of his adopted hometown Erfurt.

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Erfurt

 

The Gloriosa bell in Erfurt Cathedral is the largest free-swinging medieval bell in the world.

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Erfurt

 

The blue gold, the woad, helped Erfurt to prosperity and advancement in the Middle Ages.

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Erfurt

 

Native Erfurt women are also called puffed beans.

 

 

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Erfurt

 

Erfurt was first mentioned in a document by St. Boniface in 742.

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Erfurt

 

Erfurt is also called the city of flowers and was a centre for horticulture and seed cultivation from the 18th-20th centuries.

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Erfurt

 

Martin Luther studied at Erfurt University and was a monk in the Augustinian hermit monastery from 1505-1511.

Make sure you visit!

Sights of Erfurt

Krämerbrücke

The oldest existing social settlement in the world, founded by Jakob Fugger “the Rich” in 1521.

Erfurt Cathedral

The State Hall in Augsburg City Hall is one of the most important cultural monuments of the late Renaissance in Germany.

Petersberg Citadel

The Schaezlerpalais is located at the Herkulesbrunnen and houses municipal and state art collections.

Electorate of Mainz Governorate

The Fugger Chapel in the west choir of St. Anne’s Church was the first Renaissance building in Germany.

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