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Zitadelle Petersberg

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  • 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

  • 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

  • Scotty 🦊

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

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    • December 1, 2020

  • Dirk.🅱️

    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

  • 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

  • Uta Rö

    Buga 2021 site Petersberg
    Highlights: mushroom contribution, Erfurt garden treasures with a slide slope and, as always, the great view of Erfurt, the Domplatz and the cathedral and the Serverikirche

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    • April 25, 2021

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mario

    When visiting the citadel, you can explore the new exhibition in the commandant's house as well as the listening corridors in the strong walls of the fortress or simply enjoy the fantastic view over the old town. As the crown of the city, the Petersberg has shaped the cityscape of the Thuringian state capital for centuries and is a popular destination for Erfurters and their guests to linger and discover.

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    • September 5, 2021

  • Christian Danz

    It is an imposing building from which one can look in all directions over Erfurt.

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    • September 20, 2021

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