Ciudadela de Petersberg
Monuments - Palaces / Castles / Towers / Lighthouses
Above the old town of Erfurt stands the Petersberg Citadel, one of the largest baroque urban fortresses and the only one largely preserved in Central Europe. Shaped like a star, it was considered the most modern facility of the time and impregnable. Since 1990 it has been rebuilt with great attention to detail and great effort. When visiting the citadel, you can explore the new exhibition in the commander's house, as well as the listening tunnels in the strong walls of the fortress or simply enjoy the fantastic view of the old town. As the city's crown, Petersberg has shaped the urban landscape of the Thuringian state capital for centuries and is a popular destination for Erfurtians and their guests to stay and discover. To ensure that as many sections of Petersberg Citadel as possible are available to all guests, access to the fortress grounds has been redesigned. A passenger elevator located in the fortress wall to the upper plateau facilitates the ascent. The panoramic path, which begins in the Cathedral Square, also allows you to reach the citadel independently and without additional aid. There are toilets reserved for people with reduced mobility in the interpretation center.