An Evening in Erfurt

This evening I am in Erfurt, Germany. I decided to spend the night in Erfurt so that I had an easier trip to Frankfurt in the morning for my flight. Instead of getting up very early and hauling my bag for 20 minutes to the train station to catch a regional train. I am walking about a hundred meters from my hotel to the train station to catch an ICE train.

Erfut, Haubptbahnhof, Germany, Train STationHere is the Hauptbahnhof in Erfut. Part of the older train station are still visible in the more modern construction building that is in use today.

Kramerbrucke, Houses on bridge, Erfurt GermanyEven though it was evening I went out to capture some pictures of the city. I have not visited Erfurt for many years. Except for switching trains at the train station 🙂

Above is the Krämerbrücke, which is a footbridge in Erfurt. The bridge spans the Breitstrom River. As you can see the bridge has houses and shops built on top of it.

Domplatz, Erfurt, Germany, Night ViewHere is a large plaza named the Domplatz. It has a obelisk in the middle of it as well of a statue of Minerva which is not shown in this view. The plaza is lined by some very nice looking buildings. The picture is taken from the steps leading up to the Erfurt Cathedral.

Domplatz, Erfurt, Germany, Erfurt Cathedral, Martin LutherThe large church building on the left is the Erfurt Cathedral which is also known as the Dom St. Marien or St. Mary’s Cathedral. The cathedral was constructed in the 14th and 15th century.

I will not share the history of the site in this post, but may write one in the future after doing some more research.

A historic ordination took place in the cathedral in 1507. This is where Martin Luther was ordained as a priest.

The church building on the right is St. Severikirche which was built in about 1300. I have been in both of these church buildings. I will have to try and find the pictures that I took.

Erfurt Cathedral, Erfurt Germany, Martin Luther, Catholic ChurchHere is another picture of the cathedral. You can see the sheer size of the building in this view. The building is even more impressive since it is built on a hill.

Now for some sleep before catching my train in the morning. It am reading to get home, but am teaching a course on Monday so there will be no time for a good rest.


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