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Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

1. Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt Through the Old Town

In the game box, you'll find eleven sealed and numbered envelopes. In these, you find small tasks that need to be solved. Led by clear directions,  walk around the Erfurt old town, solving the puzzles in order to get to the next station. As solution for the puzzles, you get a number that tells you what envelope you have to open next. As you criss-cross through the city, you’ll receive detailed background information on the history of each site that you reach.  You decide for yourself when to start the tour, and along the way, take as much time as you’d like stopping for a bite to eat, a coffee, or to do some shopping. The game starts at the famous Erfurt Cathedral, and leads you through the city’s most historic sights. Walk pass Kaufmannskirche, Stadtmuseum zur Krämerbrücke, and the Petersberg Fortress. Above all, experience the city in a unique way, having a blast with your family, friends, or yourself. Please note that the game is in German.

Erfurt: Private Guided Classic Old Town E-Rickshaw Tour

2. Erfurt: Private Guided Classic Old Town E-Rickshaw Tour

Your expert rickshaw guide will show you and explain the historical sights of Erfurt on an exciting, private Old Town tour. In 90 minutes, the cultural splendor across all the city's eras will be explored. And all onboard an e-rickshaw, protected from rain and sun and thus perfect for any season. Meet your guide at the fish market. Your personal rickshaw guide will take you to the historical registry office, a.k.a. the House of Sonneborn. Visit the Waidspeicher. The highlight of the area is the cathedral square, home to the stately St. Mary's Cathedral. Discover Erfurt's past and present with the comfort and convenience of an e-rickshaw. Relax while your driver cycles past the top sights in Erfurt's Old Town. Take photo breaks or make a stop to sample the famous Thuringian Rostbratwurst whenever you like. Along the winding Waagegasse, look out at the Old Synagogue. Cruise through the Michaelisviertel to the next stop, the Collegium Maius, the old university. The crowning glory will be the Krämerbrücke with its impressive half-timbered houses.

Erfurt: Romantic Rickshaw Tour For Two

3. Erfurt: Romantic Rickshaw Tour For Two

Take a romantic 90-minute tour of Erfurt and see its best sights from the comfort of a rickshaw cab. See the canals on the Gera, the intricate facades of the fish market, and the green river meadows in the north of the city. Meet your driver and guide at a central location and let the adventure begin. Sit back and relax as your drive through the narrow streets of the old town and through the many parks and squares. Your guide will be happy to share facts and history about the city as you go. Stop for a break and enjoy a glass of chilled champaign with a view. Have a toast and savor a special moment together. At the end of the tour, drop-off is available at the fish market or at a restaurant in the area.

Erfurt: KiKa TV Characters Kids Tour by Pedicab

4. Erfurt: KiKa TV Characters Kids Tour by Pedicab

Ride through the picturesque streets of Erfurt, with its historic buildings and medieval architecture, as you embark on an adventure to look for your favorite childhood TV characters. Join your guide aboard a pedicab and comb the streets for the iconic figures, popular among kids and adults alike. Join a fun journey through the city and discover some local landmarks as you visit each figure. Get picked up at the fish market and see the colorful life-sized statues of The Sandman, Tabaluga, and Pittiplatsch, among many other cartoon heroes. Explore local sites such as the Krämerbrücke and Theaterplatz and make stops at your most beloved character's figure, perhaps Moppi or Schnatterinchen. Snap as many pictures as you want before being driven back to the fish market or even a restaurant.

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What people are saying about Erfurt

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 23 reviews

The tour with Gernot and Sascha was great. The two are incredibly nice and can tell a lot about Erfurt. Everyone - from 14-72 years - really liked it and there was something interesting and new for everyone. There were also plenty of tips for good restaurants and pubs. Since we were 4 people, we needed 2 rickshaws - the event was easily scheduled so that we could be on the road at the same time. Our wishes were individually addressed, including a stop to shop for local specialties. At the end we took a nice final photo as a souvenir. We can only recommend the tour and will definitely come back again.

The scavenger hunt is very nice and fun. Unfortunately there was a question about the cathedral, which we could not solve because the cathedral was in the process of renovation. I think that should be checked here at regular intervals whether the tasks are still up to date. Otherwise it was really nice.

Very nicely designed and informative. As a result, we were able to get to know Erfurt in a relaxed manner without being tied to appointments. It is also nice that secular buildings are taken into account as well as sacred buildings and general landmarks - very varied. Thank you for the great idea.

Great tour with Gernot. With summer temperatures, it was a wonderful trip through the historic old town of Erfurt. We learned many details from Erfurt and Gernot also responded to requests. Clear recommendation!

Enjoyed an interesting city tour for two by cycle rickshaw with a personal insight into the old town. More like that, we'll be back ☀️