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Museums

Old synagogue of Erfurt

Old synagogue (11th century) of Erfurt, Germany

The Old Synagogue dating back to the 11th century is the oldest synagogue in Central Europe that has been preserved up to its roof. The cellar houses the famous Erfurt Treasure found near the synagogue.

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Festivals

‘Danetzare’ folk festival in Erfurt

'Danetzare' folk festival in Erfurt, Germany

Impression from the ‘Danetzare’ folk festival in Erfurt. The pic was taken at the parade of all participating groups through the streets of the city.

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History

The reason for Erfurt’s wealth: Dyer’s Woad

The reason for Erfurt's wealth: Dyer's woad

At the shop ‘Erfurter Blau‘ (Erfurt Blue) I learned more about the history of the trade in Dyer’s Woad. The prosperity of Erfurt is largely owing to the fact that this city was a big trading place for woad also known as Isatis tinctoria.

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Venues

Kunsthof Pianola in Erfurt

The Kunsthof Pianola, a fairytale-like inner yard in Erfurt, GermanyPeering through gates often gives interesting insights. This inner yard in Erfurt made me think to live in a different period or to be on a stage. Actually the Kunsthof Pianola is a venue with medieval touch not far away from the center of the city.

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History

The window of Willy Brandt in Erfurt

The window of Willy Brandt in Erfurt, Germany

In 1970 West German politician Willy Brandt and East German politician Willi Stoph met in Erfurt. Willy Brandt stayed at Hotel Erfurter Hof in a room behind these windows. The first visit of a West German statesman in the GDR had a big impact into the memories of local people.

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Festivals

Domstufen-Festspiele in Erfurt

Festival in front of Erfurt Cathedral (Domstufen Festspiele) in Thuringia, Germany

The Domstufen-Festspiele take place on the huge steps right between the Mariendom Cathedral and the St. Severi Church. In 2015 the opera The Marksmann (Der Freischütz) by Carl Maria von Weber was given. At the pic above a lady (a puppet of course) and her shadow moved down to the earth illustrating a vision of the leading actor Max.

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Doors Renaissance

Haus zum Sonneborn in Erfurt

Haus zum Sonneborn in Erfurt, Germany

Behind this door you will find the registry office and a venue for marriages. The building is a reconstruction but the portal dates back to Renaissance period.