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Altstadt Erfurt


A historic Thuringian city that's definitely moved with the times

The capital of the north German region of Thuringia, Erfurt is a medium-sized city with an oversized cultural and economic footprint. Its history stretches back to the 8th century, and the downtown area is dotted with sublime examples of medieval architecture.

Famously associated with Martin Luther and the Reformation, Erfurt is now an electronics manufacturing dynamo, and a logistics hub, as well as being a major educational center.

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Erfurt is a thriving city with just over 200,000 inhabitants. The local area host 12,000 students, spread between the city's three universities. From opera at Theater Erfurt, to the summertime Cathedral Steps Theater Festival and some of Germany's friendliest Christmas markets, there's always something taking place in the city.

Studying and Working in Erfurt

Erfurt has everything students could ask for. Once home to famed social thinker Max Weber, the University of Erfurt offers world-class courses in sociology, economics, education, and politics. The Fachhochschule Erfurt University of Applied Sciences specializes in civil engineering, architecture, and transport logistics, while IUBH is a leading business and management school.

The city itself is well connected to other Thuringian cities, such as Weimar, Bonn, or Gotha, while Berlin is just 90 minutes away by train. Erfurt is a beautiful city with a love of high culture, fine food, and a welcoming attitude towards outsiders, including a constant stream of foreign students.

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