The German word "Anger" means "common" or "village green."
tentacled plaza on the southeastern corner of Erfurt's historic center may have
served that function at one time, but it was better known as a wholesale market
for blue dye made from
flowering plant that was fermented in men's urine, dried on rooftops, and ground into a
Today, Anger is the leading downtown shopping
area, with department stores and an indoor mall--including
shown above, which is decorated with trees and lights during the Christmas
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