Organic and Fair-Trade Shops

In Jena

  • Bioladen: Zwätzengasse 14
  • Denns Biomarkt: Holzmarkt 1
  • Reformhaus Tonndorf: Markt 19
  • Wochenmarkt/Bauernmarkt at the market place:

Opening hours: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 7:00-17:00, Saturday: 07:00-13:00

In winter: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00-17:00, Saturday: 08:00-13:00


  • Bio Bäcker: Steinweg
  • Jeninchen Unverpackt Laden: Sophienstr 37-39
  • Contigo Faitrade Shop: Teichgraben 3
  • Tegut: Goethe Galerie


In Weimar


  • Bio-Laden Rosmarin: Herderplatz 3
  • Biomarkt Kirschberg: Eduard-Rosenthal-Straße 22a
  • Denns Biomarkt: Markthalle, Damaschkestraße 1
  • Brotklappe (bakery and cafe): Frauenplan 8; Trierer Str. 46
  • Fama (cafe, lunches, home-made jams): Windischenstrasse 20 and Marktstrasse 9


Drug stores:

  • Rundum Frei - die unverpakt Drogerie: Windischenstrasse 6
  • Reformhaus (several in the city)


Organic and fair-trade clothes:

  • LOVEAFFAIR: Marktstrasse 22
  • Matz und Murkel (children's clothes): Windischenstrasse 25
  • Schauschau: Teichgasse 4


In Erfurt

Environmentally Friendly Stores & Grocers

  1. Alnatura Super Natur Markt. Bahnhofstraße 4a, Erfurt
    • Organic food and groceries, including wines and a café.
    • Just 3 minutes’ walk from the train station.


  1. Denns BioMarkt. Anger 1, Erfurt
    • Organic food and groceries.
    • On Anger Platz, Erfurt’s major shopping center.


  1. Clärchen – Biokaufladen und Biocafe. Meienbergstraße 10, Erfurt
    • Biostore and restaurant, with responsibly produced, organic breads, foods, and seasonal meals.
    • Consciously works to reduce packaging.
    • Less than 10 minutes’ walk from Hauptbahnhof in Erfurt’s Altstadt


  1. Organics –Organic Food am Dom, Andreasstraße 35, Erfurt.
    • Organic Food store.
    • On Domplatz, near multiple cafes and restaurants as well as local weekend gatherings.


  1. Maboni –Kinderkleidung. Krämerbrücke 26, Erfurt.
    • Children’s clothing store committed to clothing made from biowool, biocotton, and recycled products.
    • Small store atop the famous Krämerbrücke.


  1. Oxfam Shop Erfurt, Anger 42, Erfurt
    • Second-hand clothing store.
    • Globally recognized conservation and environment focused group.


  1. Contigo Erfurt, Predigerstraße 1, Erfurt.
    • Coffee roasters and fair trade shop with stores in Erfurt and Jena.
    • Erfurt store is located along the Fischmarkt, between Anger Plaza and Domplatz.

Stores with Local Products and Second-Hand Goods

  1. Kunst tragbar. Krämerbrücke 18, Erfurt
    • Handmade clothing and crafts store.
    • All products made in region.
    • Note that products are made in region, but materials may not be regional!
    • Along the river, near various chocolate and ice cream shops as well as Der Sandmann statue.


  1. Used Products Erfurt Dein An und Verkauf. Leipziger Platz 16, Erfurt.
    • Second hand store focusing on electronics, but with a wide range of products.
    • 10 minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof.
    • Worth a visit to furnish an apartment, or sell something you no longer need!


Environment-Centric Things to Do!

  1. Naturkundemuseum
    • Natural History Museum with 4 floors of exhibits on flora and fauna.
    • Emphasis on Thuringia and the region.
  2. Steigerwald National Reserve.
    • Forest reserve south of Erfurt.
    • Fantastic for easy hikes, views of regional nature, and a great place to spend a beautiful day outdoors in the green heart of Germany.
    • Can be reached using public transit and shuttles (or bikes!) from the Hauptbahnhof.
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