The Best Ice Cream Parlours in Erfurt, Germany

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Anwesha Ray

On the way from one tourist spot to another, at lunch or dinner, or as a quick snack – ice cream is always a good idea. Luckily, in Erfurt, there are several great ice cream parlors waiting to add a lot of scrumptious fun to your holiday. Let’s explore where to grab a scoop or ten of the world’s favorite treat.

1. Goldhelm Eiskrämer

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream

Regular patrons (and Goldhelm Eiskrämer has many) swear that this is the best ice cream parlor in Erfurt, while some go even so far as saying that this ice cream parlor alone is worth a trip to Erfurt. The menu at Goldhelm Eiskrämer boasts a whole lot of unique flavors like Mallorquinische Orange, Himbeer-Buttermilch (Raspberry-Buttermilk), Limoncello-Blaubeer (Lemoncello-Blueberry), Erdbeer Sorbet (Srawberry Sorbet), Honig-Birne (Honey-Pear) and many more, each as yummilicious as the next. And these scoops of happiness in a cup (or cone) can be enjoyed while looking out on the lovely views of Krämerbrücke, one of the most famous landmarks in Erfurt.

2. Goldhelm Schokoladen Manufaktur - Werkstattladen und Werkstattcafé

Ice Cream Parlour, Cafe, Ice Cream

This is yet another establishment of the same group that owns Goldhelm Eiskrämer. Located at the famous Krämerbrücke, this cafe draws sweet-toothed travelers like a magnet with their eclectic range of ice cream, cakes, chocolates and coffee. They regularly invent new and unique flavors, which ensures that each visit is unique. This is the perfect place to purchase foodie souvenirs for loved ones back home.

3. Eiscafé San Remo

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream

For authentic Italian ice cream in Erfurt, you can’t do better than Eiscafé San Remo. Here, you don’t just treat your tastebuds but also your eyes. Their sundaes garnished with slices of fruit are as beautiful as they are delicious. They pride themselves on their special ice creams that are so big you must eat them standing up! You can also dig into a 2-person or 3-person massive bowl of ice cream with your loved ones. They also serve delicious thick hot chocolate or tea.

4. Eiscafé Polo

Cafe, Bistro, Ice Cream Parlour, Italian

Eiscafé Polo not just offers delicious homemade Italian ice cream, but lots of meal options to satiate hunger pangs, including pasta, spaghetti, lasagne, pizza, cakes, fruits, toast, baguette, crepes, waffles, aromatic Italian coffee and more. Making a choice from their ice cream menu is an immensely difficult job as each flavor sounds more intriguing and delicious than the next – Gondola Veneziana, Schwarzwalder Kirsch, Tiramisu Teller, After Eight and a long range of other exotic flavors. In fine weather, you can enjoy your meal and dessert in the open-air terrace.

5. Schimmi's Eiseck

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream

Schimmi’s Eiseck is a cozy, casual place for friends and family to get together and enjoy some quality time over delicious home-made sundaes, ice creams and waffles, topped with fresh fruits if you so prefer. Schimmi’s Eiseck has a long tradition, and over the years, it’s popularity has never waned. It scores brownie points from little guests thanks to their delightful ice cream creations made especially for children in amusing shapes.

6. Eiscafe Riva

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream

This is where locals have been going for years to dig into scrumptious homemade ice cream, cakes, frozen yogurt, pastries and coffee at very reasonable prices. However, Eiscafe Riva not a secret any more, as evident from the large number of tourists you are sure to find here, especially in summer. Don’t let that put you off though, because regular patrons swear that service is fast and friendly. Other than over 20 awesome flavors of ice cream, a big reason for their popularity is that they make super-crunchy ice cream cones in-house and use real fruits in their desserts. In nice weather, you can take advantage of the outdoor seating and enjoy your yummy scoop of ice cream with a side of lovely views of the Krämerbrücke.

7. Zucker & Zimt

Ice Cream Parlour, Ice Cream

Zucker & Zimt (Sugar & Cinnamon) is a little ice cream shop that is more of an insider’s tip than a tourist hotspot. They sell home-made ice cream, cute cupcakes, coffee, macaroons and waffles (with various toppings), including several vegan options. Their ice cream flavors are regularly rotated, so you never know what exciting new flavor is awaiting you there. If you see a long queue outside, be assured that it will move quickly, as the service is pretty fast and most people take away their ice creams to eat at home or on the cheerful riverside.

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