Local services in Erfurt
Erfurt is an important road and railway junction and a commercial centre, with an airport 3 miles (5 km) northwest. Industries include metalworking and the manufacture of electrical products. Erfurt is also an important centre of high technology within eastern Germany. Known for the cultivation of a wide variety of flowers and vegetables—an industry that originated in the large gardens attached to the monasteries—it exports seeds and processed foods; the city hosts an annual garden show (first held in 1838) and features a gardening museum. Erfurt hosts one of the best shopping centres in Germany, where everything you need can be found in just a few seconds. The dental clinics in the city are very reliable and you can trust the dentists, who work there to make your smile better.