Erfurt is the
Capital of the German province Thuringia
and also an important center of German genealogy as well as economy. With almost 200.000 inhabitants
Erfurt is the biggest city of Thuringia with important sacred and secular
archives of ancestry. It is within easy reach for tourists, who are
traveling in their ancestors' footsteps,
via motorways A4 and A71, by train as well as via Erfurt
International Airport. Erfurt is a real picture book of ancestral history.
Already at Charlemagne's period of history Erfurt was an important trade
place at the eastern borderline of the empire. Erfurt's Old University was
of high importance in the Holy Roman Empire of German Nation. Its
mediaeval documents about genealogy are great.