The citadel situated on the Petersberg is one of the most important testimonies to Erfurt‘s diverse city history. Up until the Federal Garden Show in 2021, barrier-free development of the 17 m high pediment slope should make a significant contribution to the integration of the former citadel into the urban space.
A clear division into a stone base and the exposed meadow slope is planned for the embankment. The historical fortress as a massive crown of the Petersberg will be topographically delineated. The linear direction of the flight of steps in the slope, seemingly aiming at the striking south-eastern corner of the Leonhard rampart, is already invitingly visible from the distant cathedral square. Two routes of independent quality are planned: the linear sloped staircase leads shortly and directly upwards via about 100 steps and the narrow, barrier-free panorama route leads over a distance of 460 m up to the Petersberg. Two viewing plateaus, situated on the ‚lower‘ wall base and on the ‚upper‘ circular path, form special places for dwelling with a wide view of the cathedral and the old city. The meadow slope is ideal for lingering and viewing use and, in the future, will be accessible for all.
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