The city is located in the central German state of Thuringia. It is home to the 8th-century Cathedral of St. Mary where Martin Luther, father of the Protestant Reformation was ordained. The Gothic Church of St. Severus sits next door.
Kramerbrucke 大桥是另一个城市地标。 它横跨格拉河，拥有数间中世纪住宅和商店。
Domplatz 广场的 Erfurt 圣诞市场
There are several Christmas markets that happen in Erfurt during the Christmas season but the one in Domplatz Square is considered the main attraction. As home to the towering St. Mary’s Cathedral and the Church of St. Severus, the area provides an ideal romantic backdrop and the perfect example of German Gothic architecture.
Sites to check out include the Gloriosa, the world’s largest free-swinging medieval bell which was cast in 1497. It measures 2.3 meters from top to bottom and 2.57 meters in diameter. It weighs 11.45 tons.
市场上到处都是出售独特食品和手工艺品的摊位，但这里的景点却与众不同。 这一切都始于 XNUMX 月下旬的特别开幕活动，该活动在沐浴在节日光芒的大教堂台阶上举行，以及在整个活动期间的不同日子举行的圣诞市场舞台。
The Nativity Scene: The nativity is located in the center of the market right next to the giant Christmas tree. It includes 14 wooden life-sized figures hand-carved in Oberammergau. It is housed in a wooden hut that has a shooting star on top. After the market shuts down, right before Christmas, the nativity scene moves to the cathedral where is remains on display for the rest of the season.
The Enchanted Forest: The Enchanted Forest takes you away from the hustle and bustle of the market. It includes fairy tale scenes that transport you to a different time and place. It was created in 1958 and features characters by famous local artists. It includes entire fairy tale scenes. It is located at the bottom of the cathedral steps.
Christmas Pyramid: This towering pyramid is one of the market’s main attractions. It was built in 2005 by a local artisan woodworking company (Gahlenz) and stands twelve meters tall. It features five octagonal sections stacked on top of each other. Each has its own theme, and they are all edged with pillars and decorative fencing. A total of 30 life-sized figures sit inside the tower to make up the scenes.
Advent Crown: The Advent Crown has been a part of the market since 2004. It sits on the cathedral steps linking the market to St. Mary’s Church and the Church of St. Severus. It reminds us that Christmas is on its way. At 11:15 AM on each of the Sundays leading up to Christmas, children from local kindergartens light the four candles that accompany the crown and take part in a small seasonal performance. A different Christian symbol is used as the theme of each event.
Children’s Eco-Bakery: This bakery teaches children about organic farming in the region and allows them to make their own treats. Dough it premade for guests to make biscuits that they can take home or eat on the spot. It’s the perfect place to host a party. The bakery also hosts various events including workshops, performances, lectures, and more.
花卉展览在埃尔福特的 Domberg（大教堂山）的历史拱顶内举行。 每年都有不同的主题。 它为来自德国各地的花店提供了展示他们富有想象力的布置的机会。 烛光营造出温馨的氛围，供应热葡萄酒为庆祝活动增添光彩。
虽然爱尔福特市场无疑是该市最令人印象深刻的市场，但还有其他较小的市场可供参观。 例如，在百货公司区中心的Anger Square举办的一场值得一看。 市政厅或市政厅旁还有一个。