- Forte Cultura


- Forte Cultura
Capitalising of fortified heritage for sustainable development
and competitiveness of cities and regions
This project is implemented through the
CENTRAL EUROPE Programme cofinanced by the ERDF.
Petersberg Erfurt - a cultural monument in change.
From secret area to public space.
Petersberg View
From The South
Around 1638. Benedictine monastery of St. Peter and
Paul (1060-1803). In spatially dominant position to the
beginning of the fortifications from 1664.
Around 1778. Coexistence of the monastery and
fortress (1664-1803). Demolition of the monastery
buildings 1814 and 1828.
Around 1900. View from the cathedral tower to the Petersberg. In 1970. Unrealized planning for the Petersberg:
- High-rise hotel as a city crown should extend beyond the
Cathedral and St. Severi
- New stairs to the mountain from the Cathedral Square
Inner Structure
In 1813. Fortress and monastery complex.
Around 1900. Fortress with defense barrack, built between
1828 and 1831 partly on the ground of the ancient monastery.
1942/43. Not implemented Gau-Forum to plans drawn by the Erfurt architect Theo
September 2010.
"Goal [for the Petersberg] is the, ... widest possible opening for the citizens
and guests of the city."
City of Erfurt, culture conception 2018, status 30.06.2008
City wall
Monastery St. Peter
first fortress walls
City of Erfurt
Development Of
The Fortress
Around 1908.
The floor plan of the fortress core is an irregular polygon that was formed from eight defense units (bastions).
Martin (1), Gabriel (2), Michael (3), Johann (4), Franz (5), Philipp (6), Leonhard (7) and Kilian (8).
The expansion between the tips of the bastions Johann and Martin (North-South-direction) is approx. 640m. Distance between the tips of bastions
Philipp and Michael (East-West-direction) is approx. 440m.
From 1664 to 1737. Development phases of the bastions and outworks of the fortress.
The Monastery St. Peter is gradually surrounded by the fortress walls that took up parts of the city wall in itself.
Stadtverwaltung Erfurt, Stadtarchiv
Kummer - Lubk - Partner
Ingenieurbüro für Bauforschung und Denkmalpflege
Ohle, Max (Hg.): Die Kunstdenkmale der Provinz Sachsen, Band 1, Burg 1929
Thüringer Institut für Akademische Weiterbildung e.V.
Layout und Satz:
TIAW Verlag
© TIAW Verlag
Stadtverwaltung Erfurt, Bauamt
Brachmanski, Hans-Peter [u.a.]: Der Erfurter Petersberg, Erfurt 1993
Februar 2014
Dr. Horst Moritz
Torsten Büttner
Presseagentur Fakt
Moritz, Horst: Die Festung Petersberg unter Kurmainz 1664-1802, Erfurt 2001
Polizeiinspektion Erfurt
Stadtinitiative "Lebendiger Petersberg"
Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten [Hg.]: Jahrbuch der Stiftung Thüringer Schlösser und Gärten, Band 7, Rudolstadt 2004