There’s a lot more to Germany than just Oktoberfest.
Germany is a big, diverse country, and there is a lot to be gained from heading off the beaten path.
We’d never suggest that you’d skip the schnitzel or bypass the bratwurst.We just want you to know that Germany has more — a lot more — to offer.
Some of them are modern, some of them are restored from centuries past. All of them are beautiful.
Everything you need to know about Erfurt and its Jews — both ancient and modern.
Erfurt is a jewel-box of a city. Nestled along the banks of the Gera River in the heart of Germany, Erfurt boasts a beautifully preserved medieval center, replete with the storybook spires of a fortress and cathedrals. The Krämerbrücke, or Merchant’s Bridge, is lined with lovely half-timbered houses — which are still in use as cafés and apartments, much as they were centuries ago. In terms of history, Erfurt has strong associations with Martin Luther, the father of the Reformation, who studied and became a monk at the city’s Augustinian Monastery.