A 70-step outside staircase leads from Domplatz to Domberg. The cathedral with its highly Gothic choir, Romanesque tower area and late Gothic west hall is the successor to the 724 religious building in Rome. He was the main church of the bishopric of Erfurt, founded by Bishop Boniface. In the middle tower is the world's largest medieval free-swinging bell, the Gloriosa.
December 4, 2017
Already in 1293 the cathedral square was mentioned in a document as "ante gradus". Since 1945 he is called "Domplatz". He is the largest square in the city.
Since the 8th century, it is said to have been a marketplace or trading center. There are still numerous markets and events on the Cathedral Square. In the vernacular, the place is and was also called "Gradenmarkt" or "before the degrees". This refers to the leading to the cathedral and Severikirche broad staircase, the "degrees" (gradus - lat. Level). The unique ensemble of the two churches and the wide 70-step staircase up the Domberg provide the breathtaking backdrop for the now famous German Domstufenfestival. An eye-catcher on the square is the obelisk built in 1777 to commemorate the Archmainese archbishop Friedrich Karl von Erthal and the Minervabrunnen from 1784. The square has only since 1813 its current size. At that time, the development in front of the Severikirche had been destroyed by battles between the Prussian, Russian, Austrian and French troops.
May 16, 2019
The cathedral square combines so many interests of the Erfurt and the visitors of the city, flower market, concert Open Air, you have even without a card often the chance to live as Zaungast, works from the meadow of the Petersberg with a view to the cathedral square quite great
March 3, 2019
Erfurt has a beautiful old town, the cathedral square is for me one of the most beautiful places in Germany. And you have to see him in the evening in the blue hour. Also visit the Christmas market in front of and behind the cathedral (but not on weekends, you can hardly walk). Nuremberg can hide there ;-)
And not to forget the Krämerbrücke, the ega and ...
December 15, 2016
The cathedral square in Erfurt is a large marketplace with about 3.5 hectares, with intact or restored edge buildings. Once it was the main market square and court square. On the square are the Minervabrunnen (1784) and built in 1777 in honor of the Elector of Mainz Erthal Obelisk (Wikipedia).
October 13, 2018
The city's largest Christmas market is on the cathedral square in front of the illuminated Erfurt Cathedral and the Severikirche.
The inspiring exhibition "Florales at Christmas time" can be combined with a visit. The beautiful exhibition of florists is located in the vaults of the Domberg's rock cellar (entrance fee 4 euros).
December 18, 2019
The cathedral square with its approx. 3.5 hectares is probably the most striking symbol of Erfurt with the cathedral. Here are the weekly markets, Christmas markets, the cathedral stage festival, open air concerts and other events right in the center of Erfurt. The houses around the cathedral square are worth seeing and there are many dining options here.
June 23, 2020
The panorama with the cathedral is unique. Somehow I remembered the stones darker. There must have been a major restoration. Unfortunately, the cathedral was not open (time of the Christmas market and in the evening). A new passage had been discovered shortly before our visit many years ago. I would be interested to know what happened to it ... Why we never made it back to the cathedral, even though we were in the area extremely often (even BEFORE the cathedral), is in retrospect absolutely incomprehensible!
January 14, 2020
The Domplatz in Erfurt is a large market square with about 3.5 hectares, with intact or restored peripheral buildings. It was once the main market square and court square. The Minerva Fountain (1784) and the Erthal Obelisk, erected in 1777 in honor of the Elector of Mainz, stand on the square.
October 19, 2020
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