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Mariendom and the Severikirche, Erfurt (© johnboy - Fotolia.com)
Mariendom and the Severikirche, Erfurt.

Introduction

Once called the "Thuringian Rome", the state capital suffered a lot from WWII bombings, but remains an attractive place with a few good museums.

The University of Erfurt, dating back to 1379, was the first university in what is now Germany. Closed in 1816, it only re-opened in 1994.

The Erfurt Synagogue, built in 1100, is the oldest synagogue building still standing in Europe.

Fischmarkt & Rathaus, Erfurt (© beatuerk - Fotolia.com)
Town hall and fish market, Erfurt.

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