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Erfurt Hotels and Other Accommodations

From: Erfurt, Germany

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ABOVE: Comfortable tourist rooms with private bath are available at the Augustinerkloster, where Martin Luther began his religious career.

Hotels and guesthouses

Erfurt has several dozen hotels and guesthouses, ranging from simple Pensionen to four-star business hotels. I recommend choosing a hotel in the medieval center, which is more atmospheric and convenient for sightseeing than the newer districts beyond the Innenstadt.

I stayed in two places during my visit: Hotel am Kaiser (a.k.a. the Hotel am Kaisersaal), a very comfortable middle-class hotel on Futterstrasse near Wenigeplatz, and the Augustinerkloster or Augustianian Monastery where Martin Luther took his vows as a monk in 1505. Both are in the heart of town.

If you're looking for something more upscale and don't mind sharing the premises with tour groups, you might try the Mercure Hotel Erfurt Altstadt (formerly the Hotel Dorint), a modern four-star property behind historic façades in the city center.

Private rooms are another option, and vacation apartments may be worth considering if you're staying in Erfurt for a week or more.

Youth hostels, camping

Erfurt has two youth hostels: the Jugendherberge Hochheimerstrasse in the southern part of the city near the end station of tram line 5, and the Lutherpark Protestant youth, recreational, and meeting center on the city's outskirts.

For camping, try Erfurt am See in suburban Kühnhausen, which is an 11-minute ride by commuter train from Erfurt's main railroad station. You can book online with Erfurt am See's German-language e-form.

Information and bookings

The Erfurt Tourist Organization has listings of hotels, guesthouses, and private rooms on its Web site. You can book rooms online, by phone, or in person. Use the link on our Erfurt tourist information page to visit the Erfurt tourism site, or visit the tourist office in Benediktplatz after your arrival.

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