The city of Erfurt

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View from an old city tower
Today we didn't want to go so far to do something so we decided to stay right where we are, well a little bit of a car ride was involved. The city of Erfurt is where my dad lives now. His girlfriend is from here so she was able to show me a bunch of things in this city.
Since Erfurt used to be in East Germany and in general things did not get renovated much during the Cold War I was able to tell the difference to growing up in West Germany. Lots of graffiti and a lot of the old buildings looked like no one had lived in them for years. Close to where my dad lives there is an old factory building, which is really not a pretty sight, but since it is so old, they can't tear it down. It's an eyesore really, but it would also cost way too much to renovate and rebuild the existing building.  That aside....
The parts that are renovated are beautiful! The Erfurter Dom is very famous and was renovated a few years back. The Oldtown of Erfurt is nicely done as well. We climbed a clock tower near the Kraemerbruecke, which is a bridge with buildings on it. It was built in 1325 and still inhabited. The view from up there was gorgeous! A few blocks from here another abandoned building in the middle of town. A huge ruin which was probably a church in its better days. (Sorry, I did not do my homework on this one).
People like Martin Luther went to the University of Erfurt in the 1500s.
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View from an old city tower
View from an old city tower
Looking down on the river
Looking down on the river
through the window
through the window
Looking down from the clock tower
Looking down from the clock tower
Erfurt
Erfurt
Believe it or not, this is a bridg…
Believe it or not, this is a brid…
Told you it is a bridge with house…
Told you it is a bridge with hous…
Some fresco
Some fresco
A ruin in the middle of town
A ruin in the middle of town
Fountain
Fountain
some of the architecture
some of the architecture
Fountain in Erfurt
Fountain in Erfurt
a little park in Erfurt
a little park in Erfurt
a little side street
a little side street
Thüringer Staatskanzlei
Thüringer Staatskanzlei
look at all the detail!
look at all the detail!
I believe this is a church
I believe this is a church
different angle
different angle
The Dom
The "Dom"
Erfurt
photo by: missandrea81