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Public Art Sculptures

Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd in Erfurt

Käpt'n Blaubär and Hein Blöd in Erfurt, Germany

These sculptures on the river Gera in Erfurt represent Käpt’n Blaubär and Hein Blöd. Both were stars in a German children’s comedy television series. Käpt’n Blaubär (Captain Bluebear) also appeard in the educational children’s television series Die Sendung mit der Maus.

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Coat of Arms

Manhole cover in Erfurt

Manhole cover in Erfurt

The manhole covers of Erfurt show the city arms. The local coat of arms reminds of the Mainzer Rad (Wheel of Mainz). Is there a reason for this similarity? The chronicle of Erfurt tells the answer to this question.

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Public Art Sculptures

‘Die Sendung mit der Maus’ in Erfurt

'Die Sendung mit der Maus' in Erfurt

Memories! For many children in Germany and Austria, these wise guys were stars of the TV series Die Sendung mit der Maus (The Show with the Mouse). If you look carefully on your urban walk through Erfurt you will find several protagonists of German children TV series.

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Churches

Barfüsser Church in Erfurt

Barfüsser Church in Erfurt, Germany

During a stay at an IBIS hotel in Erfurt I had a very special view from my room: The ruins of the Barfüsserkirche, a church named after an order of the Franciscan (‘Barfüsser’) which had been destroyed in 1944. More…