Augustinerkloster

Augustinerkloster, Erfurt

Augustinerkloster
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Ernie H
Cardiff, UK1,589 contributions
Nov 2019
A mix of the new with the old that forms the complex. A historical stopping off point considering the events and persons involved with this site.
Written 16 November 2019
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Jeremy G
York, UK121 contributions
Aug 2019
The importance of this building is that it is where Martin Luther spent several years as a member of the Augistinian Eremites, a particularly strict and devout religious order. The former monastery was damaged by bombing in the war and the monastic library was completely destroyed. The complex is now a conference / educational centre. The church had some interesting images on the exterior, but there is less to see inside. The cloister, which is not signposted, but is accessible is, even in its restored state, very attractive. Periodic tours, presumably in German, were advertised and it may be that these would give access to a little more of the monastic complex including Luther's (reconstructed) cell.
Written 24 August 2019
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pjtakk
Long Island35 contributions
May 2019
This monastery, where Martin Luther lived and served, has much history for the Reformation time and also the end of WW II. There is an underground memorial to those who bunkered during that bombing and were suffocated there. Chilling
Written 24 June 2019
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FriendsfromNY
Niagara Falls, Canada87 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
I'm appreciate church history a great deal, so when my daughter found this ideal location to spend the night, she surprised me with this early Christmas gift! What an amazing opportunity to stay in the same place Martin Luther studied in. The setting is beautiful, the atmosphere peaceful, the staff pleasant and helpful! Breakfast is included (and amazing!) It's unlikely I'll be able to come again - but for anyone else who might appreciate this once in a life time opportunity - do it! You won't regret it!
Written 8 December 2018
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Oregon2Arizona
Portland, OR24 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
This is a must stop for anyone visiting Erfurt who is interested in Luther. Unfortunately the large room in which the monks slept was destroyed and the actual room that Luther prayed in is uncertain. There is interesting artifacts to view. The church is worth visiting again if you are interested in Luther.
Written 9 October 2018
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Caitlyn S
6 contributions
Aug 2018 • Friends
Excellent and quiet location. Walking distance to old town center and Krämerbrücke. Room was clean. Excellent breakfast. Lovely grounds.
Written 18 September 2018
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traintraveler53
Tallahassee, FL784 contributions
Oct 2017 • Friends
The courtyard gardens were lovely with many blooming flowers. An apple tree was grosing near the road. This is where Martin Luther was studying for the priesthood. The inside of the church is beautiful in its simplicity. Tours were available of additional buildings including the monks cells.
Written 7 September 2018
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Ace6of6Clubs
Calgary, Canada98 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
It's worth noting that, while the church is open at nine, the rest doesn't open until ten. We were only able to see inside the church and in the crypt, though these were free. Everything else was closed, and there was no English information posted.
Written 24 July 2018
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kristi m
Eureka, CA158 contributions
Nov 2017 • Family
So much to see here! Wonderful grounds with tons to explore. So much history, and audio tours in multiple languages.
Written 4 February 2018
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Bruce W
Pittsburgh, PA698 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
Erfurt is a beautifully preserved Medieval city with many incredibly historical and stunning sites, but the Augustinian Monastery was for me the reason to visit Erfurt and is arguably the most historical site of all. The seeds of the Reformation were sown here because it was here that Martin Luther began his religious pilgrimage and began to form his theology which would later rock the foundations of the Catholic Church. The cloister houses a lovely hotel where we stayed for 3 nights, but whether you stay there or not, there is much to see within the cloister walls. Here you will see the door upon which Luther knocked to beg admittance to the cloister, the hostel where he stayed for weeks before being admitted to the Augustinian Order, the room where he was examined before admittance, the cloister church with its 14th century stained glass windows where Luther prostrated himself before the altar when taking his vows, his monastic cell and many other moving sites. There is a fascinating museum in the section where Luther's monastic cell is located. There are daily tours in English but you may also explore on your own. The reception building has a nice bookstore and gift shop. The reception desk is very helpful. Most of the literature is in German but there are brochures available in English. It is possible to reserve overnight lodging in advance on-line.
Written 6 December 2017
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