City of the media

Außenansicht des Gebäudes des MDR
Picture: © Stadtverwaltung Erfurt

The state capital of Thuringia can be proud of the most modern media centre in Germany - the newly finished MDR broadcasting centre. Radio and television reports, sports, cultural and entertainment programs are produced in this newly built "crystal palace" which makes full use of current digital technology. The MDR broadcasting house is a forerunner in the provision of information via the internet.

In addition to private radio stations, MDR and the ZDF state studio, another very special channel is housed in the television and radio centre - the Children’s Channel! The Teletubbies are broadcast from here to the whole of Germany as well as national ZDF and ARD programs such as Tabaluga, The Mouse and The Little Sandman. Children come to Erfurt from far and wide to see their favorite stars in the flesh and to experience the special studio atmosphere.

The KiKa children’s channel calls Erfurt its "home"! The city of Erfurt’s historical roots have been firmly planted in the field of print since the invention of the Gutenberg printing press. Newspapers, printing and publishing houses have all joined this tradition. The largest newspaper group in the new German states - the Thuringian Newspaper Group - is based in Erfurt in its state-of-the-art press and publishing house. The editorial team of the newspaper that sells the most copies in the state of Thuringia also works in Erfurt.

The "Erfurt Net-Code" was also established here. This system is unique in Germany and provides a quality ethernet service to protect young people and children. Erfurt really is making its mark as a media city!