Markt- und Schlossplatz wurden 1686 als Grande Place nahe des neuen Erlanger Schlosses angelegt
Bavaria Listicle Erlangen

What activities await you? Which buildings, museums, monuments and other sights are worth a visit? We reveal what you should see and experience in Erlangen

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10 x Erlangen

Huguenot Church and Church Tower

First Huguenot place of worship outside France, completed in 1693. From the tower, which was built later, you have a beautiful view over the city after climbing 117 stairs. Both can be visited as part of a guided tour of the city.
hugenottenkirche.de (only in German) | erlangen.info (only in German)

Botanical Garden

Was created for the university in 1747. 4,000 plants from different climatic zones and vegetation areas across two hectares. Some highlights include the Tropical House, Canary House and Medicinal Plant Garden. Free admission.
botanischer-garten.fau.de (only in German)

Markgrafentheater: Wunderschönes Opernhaus im Rokoko-Stil

Margrave Theatre

Considered the oldest baroque theatre in southern Germany. Built from 1715 to 1719 on the model of Italian opera theatres, interior redesigned in 1743, modernised today. Visits as part of guided tours of the city, the theatre also offers guided tours itself.
theater-erlangen.de (only in German)

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Comics: Action and Showroom

Changing exhibitions of national and international comic artists. Openings are planned weekly from Friday to Saturday. Schiffstraße 9.
comic-museum.org (only in German)

Streetart des Frankfurter Künstlers Case Ma‘ Claim an der Südseite des Museumswinkels

Siemens Healthineers MedMuseum

From the X-ray tube to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI.) A multimedia walk through the history of Siemens medical technology. More than two hundred exhibits, the oldest from 1890. Free admission. Gebberstraße 1
siemens-healthineers.com

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Steinbach Brewery

Traditional Erlangen brewery with beer garden and craft-brewed specialities. Small beer museum on the former barley floor of the brewery
steinbach-braeu.de (only in German)

Palais Stutterheim/Kunstpalais

In the south of the market square stands the Palais Stutterheim, completed in 1730 and today beautifully renovated. The Kunstpalais within it shows exhibitions of modern and contemporary art.
kunstpalais.de

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Burgberg

There is no evidence of a castle, but there is evidence of a parish fair! The popular festival has been held every year since 1755 at Whitsun, in front of the old beer cellars on the south slope. Otherwise, the beer garden at Entla’s Keller is open from April until the last Sunday in September when the weather is nice, or at the Osteria “La vita è bella” in the Altstädter Schießhaus.
erlanger-bergkirchweih.de (only in German) | entlaskeller.de (only in German) | olveb.de (only in German)

Comic Museum Erlangen: Lisa Neun schuf auch einen virtuellen Showroom

Art festivals!

The Comic Salon takes place every two years, next date: 16 to 19 June 2022. Alternating with the spectacular Figure Theatre Festival, next date: 2023. In addition, the annual literary event “Poetenfest” at the end of August.
comic-salon.de | figurentheaterfestival.de (only in German) | poetenfest-erlangen.de (only in German)

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Heinrich Kirchner Sculpture Garden

Seventeen large bronze sculptures by the Erlangen-born artist Heinrich Kirchner (1902 to 1984). Ambassadors of peace, hope and love. On the southern slope of the 332-metre-high Burgberg. Daily all year round except for the days of the Bergkirchweih, free admission.
erlangen.info (only in German)

Blick vom 52 Meter hohen Turm der Hugenottenkirche

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