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Panoramic view of Erfurt Exhibition Centre
Panoramic view of Erfurt Exhibition Centre ©Messe Erfurt GmbH

Welcome to Erfurt, the friendly capital of Thuringia

Erfurt, the regional capital of Thuringia, is easy to get to and easy to get around thanks to its excellent transport links and compact layout. Its historical centre also offers a range of exciting supporting programmes.

Centrally located in the heart of Germany, Erfurt is 1,270 years old and has one of the best preserved medieval town centres anywhere in the country. Erfurt benefits from excellent transport links, putting it within a few hours of many German and European cities – by road, rail or air. The city has a population of around 200,000 and is rapidly becoming an insider's tip among tour operators and organisers of congresses and incentive travel because of its many tourist and cultural attractions. Long a popular choice for a cultural city break due to St. Mary's Cathedral and the Merchants' Bridge, Erfurt has also developed a reputation as a congress location with more than 4,000 guest beds. Whatever your choice of congress venue – be it the modern exhibition centre, historical Imperial Hall or the Augustinian monastery – all the city's accommodation and conference locations are well served by public transport. Erfurt Tourismus & Marketing GmbH offers all the services required for smooth-running conferences. This includes allocating hotels, arranging local service providers, organising congress tickets, and providing information material, souvenirs and equipment. Our extensive range of supporting programmes and incentive packages invite visitors to discover the cultural, traditional and modern appeal of Erfurt, the old – and yet so very young – capital of Thuringia.