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.
January 14, 2018
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
January 15, 2018
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.
February 10, 2020
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.
June 23, 2020
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