Erfurt Wenige Market

Erfurt Wenige Market


Old trading place on Krämerbrücke

At the end of the Krämerbrücke is a square in Erfurt’s old town that is very popular with tourists: the Wenigemarkt. The unusual name goes back to the fact that the former smaller trading square was to be distinguished from the larger cathedral square, where most trade was conducted. First mentioned in a document in 1217, the Wenigemarkt was once known as the easternmost marketplace of the Frankish Empire, where Slavic and Frankish merchants met, but today it is the centre of Erfurt’s pub district with numerous cafés and restaurants. An eye-catcher on Erfurt’s Wenigemarkt is the fountain worth seeing with the unusual name “Raufende Knaben” (“Brawling Boys”).


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