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Zitadelle Petersberg / Citadel Petersberg

Zitadelle Petersberg / Citadel Petersberg
Petersburg Citadel, Erfurt

Petersberg Citadel, the only extensively preserved town baroque fortress in central Europe, was built on the site of a former Benedictine monastery. It dates from a time when Erfurt was ruled by the Electors of Mainz and is a unique example of the European style of fortress construction. Beneath the citadel is an underground maze of passageways that can be visited on guided tours organized by Erfurt Tourist Office. Also, the greater part of the casemates, esplanades and bastions inside the fortification area are now open to visitors. The citadel itself and more importantly, the entire area of the Petersberg including the Peterskirche, (a Romanesque basilica containing three naves) overlooks Erfurt’s old city center.

Hours: April to October, daily 11am - 6:30pm. November to March, daily 11am - 4pm. January to Easter closed.

[ Source: http://www.erfurt-tourismus.de/cms/website.php?id=/en/erfurt_information/sehenswertes/sehenswurdigkeiten/citadelle_petersberg.htm ]

Related: http://historicgermany.com/3667.html
Address: Petersberg, 99084 Erfurt
Tags: Erfurt, Citadel, Fortress, Underground Tunnels


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