"Gardens of Paradise - Garden Paradises" - Exhibition of the Foundation of Thuringian Palaces and Gardens

The former monastery church of St. Peter and Paul is one of the most important Romanesque church buildings in Thuringia, despite considerable interventions in its substance in the 19th century. As the spiritual center of St. Peter's Monastery, which occupied an outstanding position among the Thuringian monasteries, it shaped the silhouette of the city of Erfurt for centuries.

During the Napoleonic wars, the monastery suffered serious destruction. As a result, the monastery church was dismantled and used as a storehouse for provisions. For the BUGA 2021, St. Peter's Church was partially renovated and now once again forms an important focal point on Petersberg.

The special exhibition "Paradise Gardens - Garden Paradises" shows the imaginative ideas of paradise reflected in the design of gardens as paradises on earth. Starting with the gardens of the defunct St. Peter's Monastery, the exhibition sheds light on medieval garden culture and presents the development of courtly garden art in Thuringia.




Distance to Public Transport

750 Meters


Parking Facilities near by

Car park Domplatz

Bechtheimer Straße 1
99084 Erfurt
+49 361 5640

General Information

Zero Other Service No Pets Allowed is not Accessible for Free Public Access

Museum services

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Mobility offers

Bicycle Stands Bicycle Lockers


There are two toilet facilities in the immediate vicinity.



Opening hours

28.03.2024 - 31.10.2024

10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00
10:00 - 18:00



Adult 8,00 EUR per person
After work ticket (from 5 pm) 4,00 EUR per person
Combiticket St. Peter's Church and Commandant's House 12,00 EUR per person
Discount in the framework of group tours 4,00 EUR per person
Erfurt Card holder 4,00 EUR per person
Group from 10 people 5,00 EUR per person
Reduced 4,00 EUR per person

360° Tour

Experience the exhibition "Paradise Gardens - Garden Paradises" during a 360° experience tour.