Erlangen Tourist Places to Visit in Erlangen, Germany, Europe
Erlangen is a city situated in the Bavaria state of Germany, about 190 km north of Munich (state capital) and 445 km southwest of Berlin (national capital), covering an area of 76.90 sq. km. The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is the major identity of Erlangen housed in Erlangen Castle.
Erlangen also houses the branch offices of Siemens AG, the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light and the Fraunhofer Society. Being a major festival of Erlangen, the Bergkirchweih draws a large number of visitors every year.
Geography of Erlangen:
Erlangen lies at the point where Regnitz River and its tributary, the Untere Schwabach meet, around 280 meters above sea level.
History of Erlangen:
Erlangen has a strong and long historical background as it was first officially mentioned with name Villa Erlangon in 1002. Some historical landmarks in Erlangen include Erlangen Castle, Hugenotten church and Martin Luther Church.
Connectivity to Erlangen:
Nuremberg Airport is the nearest airport to Erlangen located about 17 km away and operates flights to London, Paris, Berlin, Amsterdam, Frankfurt, Munich, Istanbul and many other main European cities.
Erlangen is connected to Nuremberg by train taking around 20 minutes and ICE trains connect Erlangen to Munich and Berlin.
There are scheduled buses plying between Erlangen and Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart. FlixBus is the major bus operator.
Taxis, public buses, rental cars and bicycle are generally used for local travel. Tourists can reach local tourist office for more useful travel tips which are located in the city centre.
Culture, Food and Shopping in Erlangen:
The major cultural events celebrated in Erlangen include International Figure Theater Festival, the Bergkirchweih, Summer Nights Film Festival and Stummfilm-Musiktage.
The major shopping options in Erlangen include:
- Neuer Markt
- Wassermann Floristik
Some options to taste both traditional and international eateries include:
- Steinbach Bräu
- Mein lieber Schwan
Things to do in Erlangen:
- Festival celebrations
Places to see in Erlangen:
Botanischer Garten Erlangen:
The Botanischer Garten Erlangen is situated at Loschgestraße 3 in Erlangen and is open for tourists every day except Monday. Other than 4,000 plant species, Botanischer Garten Erlangen is also home to a manmade cave, Neischl Grotto and a herbarium, The Herbarium Erlangense.
The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg:
The University of Erlangen-Nuremberg is the most important site in Erlangen and it currently trains a total of 24,000 students. It was initially established in the Bayreuth city by Frederick, Margrave of Brandenburg-Bayreuth in 1742, later shifted to Erlangen. The university also maintains the Botanischer Garten Erlangen.
Martin Luther Church:
Martin Luther Church is a historical church located next to the City Museum of Erlangen known for its grand construction.
List of other places of interest in Erlangen include:
- House of Art
- Fine Art Ceramics
- Photo Atelier
- Siemens AG Medical Solutions Museum
- Städtische Galerie
- City Museum
- Hugenotten church
- Walderlebniszentrum Tennenlohe
- Dechsendorfer Weiher
- CineStar Erlangen
- Kosbacher Altar
- Theater in der Garage
- Museum im Amtshausschupfla
Best time to visit Erlangen:
The months between May and October are ideal to travel Erlangen to enjoy festival celebrations.
Accommodation options in Erlangen:
There are all the sorts of hotels in Erlangen, generally budget hotels charge around €50 per night, mid range hotels – €50 per night and in luxury hotels- more than €50 per night. The major hotels in Erlangen are as follows:
- Hotel Smart-Inn
- Altmann’s Stube Hotel & Restaurant
- Hotel Kral
- Novotel Erlangen
- Ibis Budget Nurnberg Tennenlohe
- Zeitwohnhaus Suite Hotel & Serviced Apartments
- Quality Hotel Erlangen
- Creativhotel Luise
- NH Erlangen
- Hotel Albertinum
- Hotel Bayerischer Hof Erlangen
- Hotel Silberhorn
- Rokokohaus Hotel
- Hotel Gasthof Rangau
- Hotel am Birkenweg