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"Anger" Top 5 Page for this destination Erfurt Things to Do Tip by iandsmith

Erfurt Things to Do: 216 reviews and 563 photos

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This unusual name comes from the market where woad was traded - Waidanger. I found it simply amazing the effect that this plant had on the prosperity of places like Erfurt and Gorlitz, especially since I'd never even heard of it before I got to Gorlitz. It shows how valuable that the plants that you could make dye from were.
(Woad is a plant that yields a blue dye when cured with urine and dried on rooftops. Erfurt was famous for its woad dye until cheaper indigo from the tropics made woad obsolete. Today, woad dye is again being made by traditional methods in a nearby village.)
This wonderful building (seen to best advantage in pic 2) marks the spot where Anger divides into two separate streets. It sells haberdashery.
The fountain in front, built in 1890, represents industry and gardening and the diligent work of Erfurt tradespeople.

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  • Updated Mar 11, 2008
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