Catering business, amusement arcade curfew - special permit

Service Description

There is no closing time for restaurants in Thuringia. A curfew applies only to the following events:

  • Amusement places, events pursuant to Section 60a of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act (Gewerbeordnung), shows, entertaining performances as well as musical performances and other merrymaking not mentioned in numbers 2 or 3, businesses and events outdoors and in marquees under the open sky from 10 p.m. onwards,
  • theater or film performances in the open air and in marquees under the open sky from 24.00 hours,
  • Beer gardens, commercial gardens and open spaces included in the use for the operation of restaurants, as well as other outdoor restaurants and marquees under the open sky from 1:00 am.

The curfew ends at 6:00 a.m. for the aforementioned events.

If there is a public need or special local conditions, the closing time can be generally extended, shortened or lifted. For individual establishments, the curfew may be temporarily and revocably shortened or lifted if there is a public need or special local conditions; in this case, conditions may also be imposed.

special notes for kreisfreie Stadt Erfurt

If there is a public need or special local circumstances, the curfew may be shortened or lifted for individual businesses or for outdoor events and marquees.

Application/issue of permit/notification:

  • in person or by fax, mail, e-mail (PDF must be signed), also possible by proxy
  • personal delivery, by fax or mail possible

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Thüringen (Linie6PLus)

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Competent Authority

Landeshauptstadt Erfurt, Stadtverwaltung - Gewerbeangelegenheiten

Bürgermeister-Wagner-Straße 1
99084 Erfurt

99111 Erfurt
0361 655-7810
0361 655-7809
Opening times

Monday 09:00 - 12:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 18:00
Thursday 09:00 - 12:30 and 14:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 12:30

Transport connection

1, 3, 4, 5, 6

52, 61, 155, 234/235

9, 51, 60


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