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  • 1 Park an der Ilm Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Belvedere Allee D - 99423 Weimar

    Weimar is a city with plenty of parks and gardens. A green belt runs from Tiefurt to Belvedere, with, at its centre, the park laid out along the Ilm, just a stone's throw from the city centre. In designing this landscaped garden, Goethe's aim was not..

  • 2 Goethes Wohnhaus Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Frauenplan D - 99423 Weimar

    Goethe lived in this Frauenplan Baroque house for more than twenty years, from 1809 to his death in 1832. The interior is for the most part the way he left it. The living rooms, workroom and library are all open to the public. An annex has been turne..

  • 3 Goethes Gartenhaus Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Park an der Ilm D - 99423 Weimar

    This residence was Goethe's favourite retreat. The great man lived here from 1776 to 1782. It was here that he drafted many manuscripts, including certain parts of Iphigenia.

  • 4 Schillers Wohnhaus Interesting

    Museums and art

    Schillerstr. 12 D - 99423 Weimar

    The writer moved here in 1802 to be nearer to his great friend Goethe. It was here that he wrote William Tell and The Bride of Messina. Part of the house has been converted into a museum.

  • 5 Lucas-Cranach-Haus

    Museums and art

    Markt D - 99423 Weimar

    The famous painter spent the last year of his life in this Renaissance house (1549) with scrolled gables. His studio was on the third floor.

  • 6 Platz der Demokratie

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Platz der Demokratie D - 99423 Weimar

    Democracy square holds the equestrian statue of the Grand Duke Carl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1757-1858). On the south side, the former palace (1757-74) is occupied by the Franz Liszt academy of music. The Green Castle (16C-18C) today houses th..

  • 7 Haus der Frau von Stein

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Ackerwand 25 D - 99423 Weimar

    In November 1775 Goethe met Charlotte von Stein. The first six years of his stay in Weimar were profoundly influenced by his feelings for her. The house was remodelled in 1776 to his own design.

  • 8 Deutsches Nationaltheater

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Theaterplatz D - 99423 Weimar

    The present home of the German National Theatre was built in 1907 on the site of the 1779 Baroque edifice. It was in this old building that Schiller's great plays were first staged and directed by Goethe. It was here that, in 1850, the first performa..

  • 9 Bauhaus-Museum

    Museums and art

    Theater Platz 1 D - 99423 Weimar

    Selected objects here trace the evolution of artistic activity in Weimar between 1900 and 1930. The museum evokes the projects of the School of Decorative Arts. The main collection is based around Walter Gropius.

  • 10 Wittumspalais

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Am Palais 3 D - 99423 Weimar

    After the death of her husband the Grand Duchess Amalia moved to this Baroque palace with its two wings. It came to be known as The Widow's Palace. In it she organized her famous salons attended by such important figures as Goethe, Schiller, Wieland ..

  • 11 Stadtkirche

    Religious buildings

    Am Herderplatz D - 99423 Weimar

    This triple-nave Gothic church was built in 1500 and much remodelled in the Baroque style between 1735 and 1745. The church is dedicated to St. Peter and St. Paul but is also known as Herder's church, in memory of the sermons preached here by the fam..

  • 12 Weimar Castle and Museum of art

    Museums and art

    Burgplatz 4 D - 99423 Weimar

    This neo-Classical castle houses a museum presenting the Weimar art collections. As well as an important Cranach collection, and works by Dürer and painters from the Italian and Flemish schools, the museum also houses drawings, coins and Thuringian a..

  • 13 Franz-Liszt-Haus

    Museums and art

    Belvederer Allee, Marienstr. 17 D - 99423 Weimar

    In this one-time gardener's lodge at the entrance to the park we can see the rooms where the great composer lived during his second stay in Weimar, from 1869 to 1886.

  • 14 Neues Museum

    Museums and art

    Weimarplatz 5 D - 99423 Weimar

    In this neo-Renaissance edifice with its imposing proportions the New Museum houses the Paul Maenz collection. Devoted to the international avant-garde since 1960, the collection puts special emphasis on German art and the Italian Arte Povera.

  • 15 Fürstengruft

    Religious buildings

    Am Poseckschen Garten D - 99423 Weimar

    The central focus of the historic cemetery is the burial place of the princely family, built in 1825-27 by C.W. Coudray. Behind this monument stands the Russian Orthodox Church, built between 1859 and 1862 for the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlova, daughte..

  • 16 Nietzche-Archiv

    Museums and art

    Humboldtstr. D - 99425 Weimar

    The philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche spent the last three years of his life in this house. During his decline into madness and paralysis he was cared for by his sister Elisabeth. After his death, she instituted the Nietzsche Archives and in 1903 she c..

  • 17 Tiefurt Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Hauptstr. 14 D - 99425 Weimar

    The former summer residence of the Duchess Amalia, Tiefurt Palace (Schloss Tiefurt) is surrounded by English-style gardens. Both the castle and gardens were frequently the scene of the literary gatherings Amalia loved.

  • 18 Schloss Belvedere

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Schloss Belvedere D - 99425 Weimar

    This is one of the most delightful, and artistically successful castles in Thuringia. Comprising a large central block flanked by two low wings, the mansion is completed by four outbuildings and an orangery harbouring a collection of carriages and ba..

  • 19 Gedenkstätte Buchenwald

    Archaeological and historical sites

    Buchenwald D - 99427 Weimar

    Only a few miles from Weimar, cradle of Humanism, the Ettersberg forest concealed one of the largest concentration camps of the Hitler regime for eight years. Established in 1937 for the internment of political opponents, the camp was subsequently us..

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