Zitadelle Petersberg

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Recommended by 39 out of 43 hikers


  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    A very nice hiking destination via Erfurt with fortress and refreshments, panoramic views over Erfurt!

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    • December 6, 2018

  • Waldfee13

    If you are looking for a place to open air concert then you are just right on the meadow below the citadel

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    • March 7, 2019

  • Steffen

    From Petersberg you have a wonderful view over Erfurt. Good destination for a day out with nice places to stop.

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    • December 31, 2019

  • Frank Skibbe

    This only largely preserved baroque city fortress of Central Europe, on the site of a former Benedictine monastery, is due to the rule of the Kurmainz family in Erfurt and a reflection of European fortress architecture. For centuries, it has shaped the cityscape of Thuringia's state capital. Star-shaped it was considered the most modern plant of the time and as impregnable. The mysterious Horchgänge the fortress can be visited with a guide. The small military history museum at the entrance shows the former living conditions within the plant.
    Source: erfurt-tourismus.de/sehens-wissenswertes/sehenswertes/zitadelle-petersberg

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    • January 14, 2018

  • Frank Skibbe

    The Citadel Petersberg (also fortress Petersberg) is an originally Kurmainzische, later Prussian city fortress of the 17th to 19th centuries, which is located in the center of the Thuringian capital Erfurt.
    It is considered one of the largest and best preserved of its kind in Europe and was built in 1665 on the orders of the Elector-Elector and Archbishop Johann Philipp von Schönborn as a fortress against the city in the neo-Italian style.
    Source: https: //de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitadelle_Petersberg

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    • January 15, 2018

  • Heike

    Great view over the city of Erfurt

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    • December 10, 2018

  • Mapf

    The foundation stone of the Petersberg Citadel was laid on June 1, 1665, and the first of three construction phases (1665–1702) began. Among other things, the eight bastion walls in the neo-Italian style and the commandant's house with the baroque main gate Peterstor (Wikipedia) were created.

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    • February 10, 2020

  • Timber

    The Defensive Barracks Erfurt is a former military facility and by far the largest building on Petersberg. It is a listed building and since about the year 2000 empty.

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    • August 1, 2019

  • Andi I. & Marini I.

    The Zidatelle Petersberg is currently a huge construction site in preparation for the BUGA 2021 and is still very worth seeing. This well-preserved baroque city fortress is a reflection of European fortress architecture. It is only a few steps from the cathedral square to the fortress, from which a breathtaking view of Erfurt opens up, and you can even see the bell tower of Buchenwald from here.
    There is a vineyard on the southern slope of the Zidatelle Petersberg. Planning a lot of time is absolutely worth seeing.

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    • June 23, 2020

  • Chorknabe

    Imposing fortress walls and (except at the moment because of the construction work) one of the most beautiful panoramic views over Erfurt.

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    • August 10, 2020

  • Dirk.B

    From up here you have a great view over Erfurt, and there are a lot of things to see here, but at the moment work is limited due to renovations!

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    • October 8, 2020

  • Appelmus

    Unfortunately, currently closed due to the construction of the BuGa 2021.

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Appelmus

    Beautiful historical photo on the Petersberg

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    • July 28, 2019

  • Timber

    Great relic from old times. Whether ever fired or only ornament I can not judge unfortunately

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    • August 1, 2019

  • Scotty 🦊

    A very nice destination and as a reward a great view over Erfurt 🍂🦊

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    • about 17 hours ago

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Location: Thuringia, Germany


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