St. Augustine's Monastery

Erfurt, Germany

The church and monastery of the Augustinian hermits in Erfurt was built around 1300. Martin Luther, the famous Augustinian monk, was admitted to the monastery on 17 July 1505. The Augustinian Monastery pays tribute to Martin Luther with a new exhibition. The Lutherzelle (Luther's cell) can be visited as part of the exhibition. Since 1988 the monastery has been used as an ecumenical conference centre and a memorial to Luther.

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Kirchgasse 4, Erfurt, Germany
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Founded: 1300
Category: Religious sites in Germany
Historical period: Habsburg Dynasty (Germany)

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4.6/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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Anders Heide Wallberg (14 months ago)
Great place. The hotel is somewhat expensive, but living in one of the biggest attractions in Erfurt and enjoying the monastery courtyard is worth it. Reception closes early, but lock boxes are available
Erik Malling (21 months ago)
Very cool place! Worth a visit
Scott Moore (2 years ago)
A significant historical site. It was here that Martin Luther entered the monastery. Here in this church, he also said his first mass.
Yu Oito (2 years ago)
The way you served didnt match with what Martin Luther called 'hospitality'. Firstly, i must admitted that I had an early train (08:30) on the day I leave and I didnt consult with the receptionist when I checked in on how I should do if I want to return the room key earlier than the normal working hour. There is neither no clear signage nor dropbox for returning the room key. I went to the reception at 07:55, which is 5 mins earlier than the normal working hour. I politely knocked the door. The receptionist came front to the door, and knocked the glass to me which showed the working time of the reception. After that she opened the door, and at the same time showing her watch, pointing out that it still had few mins until the normal working time. I apologized (Yes, I have to apologize for leaving earlier than your normal working time. ) and explained that I had an early train. Then the second question asked by the receptionist was even rude and odd than any: 'Have you paid?' I deeply think it was such a rude and impolite question asking to your guest. I booked the room through traveling agency website, and I assumed that the transaction will be done automatically, even if any two-star hostel, the transaction was to be made while check-in. I feel so odd and dissatisfied for being served like this in a three-star-monastery. For sure I am not requesting a 5-star hotel service. And I know the receptionist did nothing wrong on working on time. But €63 per night is certainly not a cheap amount. I really dont understand why I have to apologize for booking an early train and being treated like this by the receptionist. Is this the way which Martin Luther called ‘hospitality’? Is this my fault for booking an early train? And I have no way to know your working time through both traveling agency website and your website (Eng. Version). (To other travelers) Please deeply consider whether to stay in this ‘monastery’ or not if you have to leave on early morning (or check in late) . I have never met such attitude and problems when I stay in any other youth hostels, but in a said 'evangelical monastery'.
Rage (2 years ago)
Beautiful old monastery that was turned into a hotel, with quite small but clean rooms. Very friendly staff and good breakfast. It's a 5 minute walk to the old town from there. Some few parking spots on-site, but sufficient public ones available nearby (10 € / 24h). Very nice place, highly recommended.
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