Fodor's Expert Review Andreasviertel
A medieval slum developed behind the church of St Andreas and extended toward the river. There are none of the patrician homes of Erfurt’s wealthy burghers. Instead, this working-class neighborhood once housed handworkers and other laborers in small narrow houses built on small alleys. All through the Old City look for decorative house names like Haus zum kleinen Apfel (House at the Small Apple). Before street names and house numbers, buildings were given names that served as a postal address; there are signs like these on many of Erfurt’s buildings.