City Museum Erfurt

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City Museum Erfurt in the house of the stockfish from northwest, July 2010

The Erfurt City Museum represents the more than 1260-year history of the city of Erfurt including the prehistory. It has its headquarters in the Haus zum Stockfisch , a three- story Renaissance building in the old town. Numerous exhibits, certificates, documents and maps are shown there, but also multimedia forms of representation, such as an elaborate film on the city's history with aerial photographs, computer animations, etc.

One focus is on the medieval heyday of the Luther and university town . The relics of the old town hall with the valuable council silver are shown in the representative halls on the first floor , and the city as a sacred community is symbolized by numerous church treasures. The most important exhibits also include the insignia of the university with the valuable sceptres, as well as a collection from the Reformation period. Exhibits from the 19th and 20th centuries can be seen on the upper floors.

The Erfurt City Museum also includes the pot & sons memorial site - the furnace builders of Auschwitz , the Neue Mühle Museum , the Benaryspeicher printing museum , the Bartholomäusturm , an air raid shelter and the Kapellendorf moated castle as a branch .

On May 20, 2012 the main building of the museum became after extensive renovation work with the opening of the permanent exhibition on the medieval heyday of Tolle Jahre. Reopened on the threshold of the Reformation . On October 31, 2012, the exhibition Rebellion - Reformation - Revolution followed , which questions the developments since the Reformation time from a current perspective as a "history laboratory".

The city museum (since 1992 under the director Hardy Eidam) is the seat of the society for the history and archeology of Erfurt .


  • Hardy Eidam, Andreas Lindner, Gudrun Noll-Reinhardt, Steffen Raßloff , Ulrich Spannaus: City stories . Erfurt (catalog for the permanent exhibition in the Erfurt City Museum). Erfurt 2013.

Web links

Commons : Stadtmuseum Erfurt  - collection of pictures

Individual evidence

  1. ^ Report in the Thüringer Allgemeine from July 22, 2012
  2. ^ Report in the Thüringer Allgemeine from October 30, 2012

Coordinates: 50 ° 58 '46.2 "  N , 11 ° 2' 5.3"  E