Top Menu

Facebook Twitter Pinterest Pinterest Instagram RSS

Snapshots of Life in Erlangen, Germany

“This is a company town,” the hotel desk attendant in Erlangen, Germany told me. “People here either work for the company or its suppliers.” As I wandered the quaint streets, I noticed they were all related to the company in some way. My hotel on Werner von Siemens Strasse was no exception.

But while the company dominates this town in the Franconia Valley in both size and importance, Erlangen is also home to an important University. Students gather on the lawns to read or play sports (soccer and a form of tight-rope walking between trees seem to be the favorites). The divided sidewalks give the right-of-way to bicycles and you need to be careful not be run over by the two-wheel terrors.

Despite being a workaday factory town that was essentially obliterated in World War II, there is still a charm here. Days are filled with the tranquil atmosphere of a slower life. Sure, Erlangen lacks the medieval charms of neighboring Nuremberg or Bamberg, but its uniqueness comes through in the small details found in the corners of this town.


The Fountain in Erlangen’s Main Park


Erlangen’s Main Church


Antique Car in Erlangen


The Lion Statue


Main Street in Erlangen


A Quiet Square in Erlangen

Need Another Hit? Related Posts

Subscribe to our email newsletter

Subscribe to our newsletter
  • Get exclusive content
  • Receive personal updates
  • Sneak peeks of future trips

2 Responses to Snapshots of Life in Erlangen, Germany

  1. elaine @ July 17, 2013 at 4:28 pm #

    your photo of “A Quiet Square in Erlangen” reminds me of a Google Map pin drop. =)

  2. Lance July 17, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Thanks Elaine! I thought the same thing when I saw it.

Leave a Reply

CommentLuv badge