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Population: 202,658 (31 Dec 2006)
Licence plate: EF
Major roads: A4, A71
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Erfurt is the capital of the German federal state Thuringia.

Find out more about public transportation (bus/tram) at the EVAG website.

Worth seeing is EGApark, the official garden exhibition ground of Erfurt and Thuringia.

Hitchhiking out

To reach Autobahn A4 (Frankfurt, Eisenach, Dresden) or Autobahn A71 (Schweinfurt, Würzburg)

Take the tram number 4 in the direction 'Flughafen Erfurt' (Erfurt airport). Exit at "Volkenroder Weg" and you'll see two petrol stations. Between them there is enough space for cars to stop if you stand on the roadside with a sign "A71".

To reach Gotha or Eisenach (westward on B7)

Take tram number 2 from the city center to the commercial fairground and exhibition center Messe Erfurt to the stop 'mdr/kinderkanal' or 'messe', walk over 'Gothaer Straße' to the 'Real' supermarket and ask drivers standing at the traffic light.

There is a third alternative finding drivers in westward direction: On B7, shortly before the interchange with A71 (Eisenacher Straße corner to Hersfelder Straße), there is a large IKEA furniture market where it should be possible to find more than a handful of drivers that can bring you to any place in the region.

If you are going from Erfurt to Stuttgart do not go and take a ride to city Suhl because they can only leave you on some rest parking place near highway. It is like in middle of nowhere and there is very hard to catch some ride and go back to high way. Even later on high way when you move toward Schweinfurt if somebody left you on some petrol station on the way it is also very hard to catch ride because there is so less traffic there, you must go and ask every driver, maybe it was just bad luck that day. When you come to Wurzburg there you have petrol station, very big parking area and restaurant with a lot of cars and it will be much easier than before.