Gothaer Strasse 38, D-99094 Erfurt
The Erfurter Garten- und Freizeitpark (garden and recreation park) on Cyriaksberg hill – known as the ‘egapark’ for short – extends over 36 hectares and is one of the largest of its kind in Germany. The egapark epitomises the longstanding horticultural tradition of Erfurt, the ‘city of flowers’. The parkland lies in the southwest of the city on the site of the former Cyriaksburg Citadel, and has been under a preservation order since 1992. More than 45 million visitors have flocked to the home of the Garden Festival since it was first extended and opened to the public as the ‘iga’ in 1961. Today, the egapark is visited by 450,000 people on average every year, making it the second most popular attraction in Thuringia after Wartburg Castle, and leading to it being nicknamed the ‘Garden of Thuringia’.
The egapark brings together on one site a large number of show and themed gardens, glass houses representing a wide range of climatic conditions and vegetation zones, a lookout tower, an observatory, numerous catering establishments, and many attractions for children, such as Thuringia’s largest play area with a water playground, a children’s farm, and the German Museum of Horticulture, which has no equal either nationally or elsewhere in Europe. Particular highlights are Europe’s largest ornamental flowerbed, the cherry blossom in the Japanese Garden, and the tropical butterfly house.
Far from the noise and bustle of the city streets, the egapark can offer lots of secluded venues – both large and small – for your event. We can supply halls, pavilions, stages and outdoor areas: find out more here.