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Erfurt: Where to Stay
From: Erfurt, Germany
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 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.
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Youth hostels, camping
Erfurt's official DJH youth hostel is the Jugendherberge Hochheimerstrasse in the southern part of the city, near the end station of tram line 5.
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.
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