Located along the Gera river near the centre of Germany, Erfurt is an historical hub of east-west trade, a stop on the historical road “Via Regia” dating back to the Middle Ages, and is considered a spiritual home for Martin Luther. He left behind plenty of traces throughout the city which is now the capital city for the German state of Thuringia (Landeshauptstadt Thüringens).
Each of the following locations in addition to the Erfurt’s Hauptbahnhof (Central Station) is indicated with an icon in the map below. All 12 stops can be reached with tram routes 3, 4, or 6 (common segment as solid back line), with stops at Anger, Fischmarkt/Rathaus (Fish Market/City Hall), and Domplatz Süd (Cathedral Square South). Click on the arrow-window symbol at the upper-left corner of the map below for additional clarification.
1. Alte Synagoge (Old Synagogue)
2. Anger (village green or commons)
3. Augustinerkloster (Augustinian Monastery)
4. Domplatz (Cathedral Square)
5. Fischmarkt / Rathaus (Fish Market / Town Hall)
6. Kaufmannskirche, Luther-Denkmal (Merchants’ Church, Luther Memorial)
7. Kollegium Maius
8. Krämerbrücke (Shopkeepers’ Bridge)
Mentioned in oldest documents as wooden bridge in 1117, destroyed several times by fire. Built with stone in 1325. The bridge lay along the East-West trade route: Kiev, Wroclaw, Erfurt, Frankfurt am Main.
9. Michaeliskirche (St. Michael’s Church
10. Mikwe (Mikveh)
11. Neue Mühle (New Mill)
12. Zitadelle Petersberg (Petersberg Citadel)