The Ägidienkirche, or Church of St. Aegidius, was
constructed at the entrance to the Krämerbrücke from 1321 to 1324 as a
replacement for a 12th Century roadside chapel. The sanctuary is one flight up
from ground level; from there, a wooden staircase leads into the
tower (shown above), where you can enjoy a view of Erfurt's historic center from an outdoor
gallery for a small fee.
Methodists purchased the Ägidienkirche a number of
years ago and turned it into what they jokingly call "the oldest Methodist
Church in the world." (The church is 400 years older than the Methodist
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