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Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

1. Erfurt: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Tour

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: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and tour

3. Erfurt: Exciting Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game and tour

Become a detective with an outdoor mystery game and discover the beauty of the old city of Erfurt. Download the app and follow the instructions to set up your Erfurt murder mystery game. Learn about a fictional case and solve riddles and stories to find the culprit. You will start the game at a popular sight in the center. As you walk, hear a fictional story about a missing person. The victim is a former police officer and bestseller author who has disappeared along with his script. Follow the app to various locations to solve this mysterious case. At different locations, you will get access to some audio files or reports related to the criminal case and the missing author. You will meet his friends, listen to witnesses and read or listen to police reports. Maybe you will find out what happened and also get ahold of his script. Uncover hidden gems of Erfurt during the game. Play with your friends and solve riddles anytime with your team.

Erfurt: Guided Steigerwald Nature and Views Segway Tour

4. Erfurt: Guided Steigerwald Nature and Views Segway Tour

Discover Erfurt’s historical sights on a guided segway tour. Start off with a detailed debriefing on how to drive a segway before kicking off the tour on Petersberg mountain. Drive through the beautiful Brühler garden to Dreibrunnen Park. After a short drive, reach the Steigerwald hill region and the Waldkasino, with its unique view over the state capital. Away from the asphalt, zoom past meadows, small frog biotopes, and up to the highest point in the Steigerwald.  Take in the views of the Thuringian Basin. Passing small gardens and paddocks, go downhill to Erfurt's Kressepark and back to the starting point.

Erfurt: Old Town Highlights Segway Discovery Tour

5. Erfurt: Old Town Highlights Segway Discovery Tour

Explore Erfurt on a segway tour through the old town. After a safety training session, hit the open road alongside a guide to discover Kilianipark, Geraaue, St. Severi Church, the fish market, and Wenigemarkt, and check out the Krämerbrücke. Choose between the 2-hour or the more detailed 3-hour tour. Both tours have similar itinerary, but the 3-hour tour is more detailed and relaxed. The tour begins at the activity provider's headquarters near Kilianipark in the valley where the Gera originated. First, listen to detailed instructions and participate in some driving training on the Segway. Drive through the completely new and enchantingly designed Geraaue. This landscape park stretches over 5 kilometers along the Gera and is home to countless animals. Continue to the impressive Cathedral and St. Severi Church. Explore the small streets of Erfurt on the Segway, past the wedding house to the Erfurt town hall and the fish market, to the Wenigemarkt, and finally the longest built bridge in Europe, the Krämerbrücke. There will be several opportunities to try a traditional Thuringian bratwurst or have an ice cream (at your own expense). Drive back comfortably to the starting point, past the old synagogue and the university where Luther studied.

Erfurt: KiKa TV Characters Kids Tour by Pedicab

6. 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.

Erfurt: City Greenspaces Guided Segway Tour

7. Erfurt: City Greenspaces Guided Segway Tour

Explore Erfurt's lush greenspaces on a guided Segway tour. Discover local floodplains and stop for a picture in Auenteich park. Enjoy the tranquility of zipping along well-maintained paths on the banks of the Gera river.  Meet your guide at the activity provider's headquarters which is near Kilianipark in the valley where the Gera river begins. Start with detailed instructions on how to use the Segway and move on to driver training.  Put on your helmet and begin your adventure by cruising along the enchanting Geraaue, a green corridor along the western bank of the Gera river that has been recently redesigned. Ride across the floodplain park landscape to the Mühlgraben river.  Continue in the direction of the Gispersleben district and go past the old train station. Stop to take your photo in Auenteich park in this landscape park which stretches over 5 kilometers along the Gera and is home to countless animals.  Roll through the the park's verdant landscapes on the way back to your starting point.

Erfurt: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

8. Erfurt: AbenteuerDate, fun game and walk for couples

Explore Erfurt through an unusual, but fun adventure. Take part in an interactive smartphone game with your partner that will help you get to know each other a bit better. Unlock clues to your next destination by taking on tasks and answering tricky and funny questions about each other. Begin your game in the city center and allow the app to guide you from there. You will receive funny instructions about how to move through the area and you can design your own route. Challenge yourself and your partner by acting as a team to solve even the trickiest questions and situations. Enjoy a special outdoor date and create long-lasting memories as a couple. Step away from mainstream areas and traditional tours to focus on creating your own adventure. Take advantage of the bonus tasks and riddles to keep playing even after the game is over. We recommend: Play this outdoor adventure only in a team of two persons.

Erfurt: Romantic Rickshaw Tour For Two

9. 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.

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What people are saying about Erfurt

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 55 reviews

We can only recommend the rickshaw tour as a small city tour. Very informative and entertaining. Wonderful for the first impressions of Erfurt. Gernot and his colleague were very nice and friendly. Keep it up. The Hoehn family from Bavaria.

Absolutely to recommend! A 1.5-hour tour with friendly, competent and well-informed guides, who also share one or two anecdotes. It was a lot of fun and environmentally friendly. Treat yourself to this tour

great, varied tour with all the important sights! We also really liked that they were so flexible. The information on the slips of paper is very interesting and well selected.

super abwechslungsreich. es ist auf jeden fall für jeden was dabei (außer für die die eine stadtführung machen wollen, hier wäre man falsch). wir waren sehr zufrieden.

Very flexible, no time pressure. Interesting explanations of the individual stations.