Old Synagogue - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting
Waagegasse 8, 99084 Erfurt, Germany
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About Old Synagogue
The Old Synagogue is one of very few preserved medieval synagogues in Europe. Thanks to the extensive preservation of the original structure, it has a special place in the history of art and architecture and is among the most impressive and highly rated architectural monuments in Erfurt and Thuringia.
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The Fischmarkt, or literally in Italian Fish Market Square, is the central square of the city of Erfurt, the capital of Thuringia, Germany. In the Middle Ages, various markets were held here, and slowly the area developed to become the hub and social center of the city. In fact, in 1275 a first Town Hall was built on the eastern side. During 2013 the square was completely restored and pedestrianized.
The Krämerbrücke is the oldest secular building in Erfurt and is one of the most famous landmarks of the city with a double-sided, closed bridge construction with half-timbered houses. It is the longest continuously built bridge in Europe. The pedestrian bridge spans the Gera, known here as Breitstrom, and connects Benediktsplatz in the old town center with Wenigemarkt in the eastern extension of the old town.
The Angermuseum is the first city museum in Erfurt. It was ceremoniously opened on June 27, 1886, and is housed in the building that used to house the public weighing machine in Erfurt am Anger. The scales were necessary at that time so that incoming trade goods could be cleared accordingly. Originally only the gallery on the first floor was used for the museum. The building was built between 1706 and 1711 according to plans by the architect Johann Maximilian von Welsch.
Erfurt Cathedral is an impressive Gothic cathedral with some Romanesque parts situated on a hillside in Erfurt. Inside are many important art masterpieces. It is the largest and oldest church building in the Thuringian city of Erfurt, central Germany. It is the episcopal seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Erfurt. One of the main pilgrimage centres in this area and also a tourist spot too.
The Petersberg Citadel is a unique ensemble illustrating European fortress architecture in the 17th to 19th century. It has a Baroque core. From 1815, there was neo-Prussian modernization work, of which the defense barracks and artillery wagon houses have survived. The citadel was built on the site of a medieval Benedictine Monastery and the earliest parts of the complex date from the 12th century. It is now the home of the German Horticulture Museum.
The egapark in Erfurt , with an area of 36 hectares, is one of the largest garden and leisure parks in Germany. The park area is located in the southwest of the city on the 265-meter high Cyriaksberg. Emerging from a former city fortress, the area was redesigned as a public green area from 1885 and further expanded in the following period. The entry-based facility, which is open all year round, combines various exhibition halls, plant showrooms, themed gardens and relaxation areas.
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Thuringia is known for its quartet of magnificent ancient cities and Wartburg Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Because of its vast mountainous and forested region, it is also designated as "the green heart of Germany".