The earliest existence of Erfurt Cathedral, or St.Mary’s Cathedral, can be traced back to 742 AD, though it has undergone many changes in the later centuries. This magnificent German Gothic architecture is made of three ornate towers. The middle tower houses the ‘Gloriosa’, the largest bell in the world famous for its fantastic resonance. As you step inside, the 13 stained-glass windows reaching up to a height of 13 metres are sure to take your breath away with their dazzling colours. The setting is further enhanced by an ancient altar, precious artwork, 14th-century choir-stalls and a 12th-century figurine of the Virgin Mary. The area around the Cathedral, the Domplatz, is worth exploring because of many examples of historic architecture and a lively open-air market.
Domstufen 1, Erfurt, Germany +49 0361 576960