Bild zeigt die Innestadt am Domplatz im Winter
Winter in Erfurt
Bild zeigt das Lichtermeer des Weihnachtsmarktes im Dunkeln
Der Weihnachtsmarkt

Erfurt in winter

Even in winter, Erfurt has its own appealing charm.
During the contemplative season of the year, you may gain even more intense impressions – and there is a lot discover.

Medieval Christmas market

The medieval Christmas market is definitely worth a visit. From Cathedral Square, fish market to central square Anger, merchants in more than 200 wooden houses offer you traditional handcrafted items and Thuringian speciality goods. Moreover, you will encounter a giant, candle decorated Christmas tree with a crib in the front and hand-carved, almost life-sized figures. For years, Erfurt Christmas market is among Germanys most popular Christmas markets.

Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Erfurt

Immerse yourself in the glamorous charm of the Christmas season. Come and spend some relaxing days over Christmas and/or New Year’s Eve in Erfurt - many Wellness-activities are available for you convenience.


In the south of Erfurt a great ice sports centre invites you to having a fun time. During wintertime, the Thuringian Forest turns into a fairy tale landscape, which does not only attract winter sports enthusiasts.
You can expect many kilometers of superbly groomed downhill slopes and over 30 ski lifts. Whether it’s alpine skiing, snowboarding, Nordic skiing or sledging – you can choose from a wide range of winter sports. In addition, you can also expect various sport events during winter like “Tour de Ski” or the biathlon World cup at Oberhof.

  • Bild zeigt den verschneiten Thüringer Wald
  • Bild zeigt einen Badegast in der Therme
  • Bild zeigt Langläufer in gespurter Loipe