Germany: Erfurt – Around the City

The Erfurter Dom cathedral towers above the large Domplatz with rows of pretty old houses. Further in town is the ornate Rathaus from the 19th century and the Roland statue from 1591 – both on the Fischmarkt, or Fish Market. There is also a famous university, where Martin Luther studied, and also in 1808 Napoléon met with the Russian Tzar to form an alliance, which ended with the French invasion just four years later. Not to be missed is the famous Krämerbrücke or Merchants’ Bridge.