Sport is a big deal in Erfurt. Exceptional athletes such as Olympic gold medal winning speed skater Gunda Niemann-Stirnemann either started their sporting careers or crowned them with success here.
State-of-the-art facilities are available for both elite athletes and recreational sports, and you can cheer on top teams and enjoy high-calibre competitions too.
Erfurt offers many ways to be active, whether in a club or down the gym, in climbing centres or in the great outdoors.
The city’s many running events provide opportunities for all ages to get moving.
Responsible for the city’s sports facilities
0049 361 655-3001
Umbrella association of local sport clubs
0049 361 78919950
Steigerwald stadium | Home of FC Rot-Weiss Erfurt
Ice arena | International speed skating competitions, home of the TecArt Black Dragons
Arnstädter Strasse 53
Andreasried velodrome | Venue with a rich history of motor-paced cycling
Riethstrasse 29 a
Riethsporthalle | Home of the SWE volleyball team and the CATL Löwen basketball team
Essener Strasse 20
FIT IN leisure complex, Elxleben | Home of RSB Thuringia Bulls (wheelchair basketball)
Osterlange 13, 99189 Elxleben
Roland Matthes swimming pool, Johannesplatz swimming pool
0049 361 564-3532 und -3543