36 Sights in Weimar, Germany (with Map and Images)

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1. Große Grotte

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The Great Grotto on the western southern slope of the park of Belvedere near Weimar is an artificial ruin built around 1815. Its basic body came from the "grotto with water jokes", which is still in the reign of Duchess Anna Amalia, who got the shape of a dilapidated chapel through which the wind howls through various extensions and conversions. An Aeolian harp once located on the altar reinforced the impression. The design corresponds to the park architecture of the Age of Romanticism. In a niche on the ground floor there is a wall fountain. The interior of the ground floor can be viewed through a lattice door. On the upper plateau, an arbour offers a view of the Possenbach valley. A bridge over an arch leads up to it. In the 1970s and 1990s, her condition necessitated security measures. In 2014, restoration work on the Great Grotto continued.

Wikipedia: Große Grotte (Weimar) (DE)

2. Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul

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The church of St Peter and Paul in Weimar, Germany, is also known as Herderkirche after Johann Gottfried Herder. It is the most important church building of the town, and is called Stadtkirche, opposed to the courtly Schloßkirche. It has been the church of a Lutheran parish since 1525, after the Reformation. The church is part of the World Heritage Site Classical Weimar, together with other sites affiliated with the Weimar Classicism movement. Inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1998, these sites bear testimony to the cultural importance of Weimar during the late 18th and 19th centuries and the outstanding architecture that arose in response to the cultural values of the time.

Wikipedia: St. Peter und Paul, Weimar (EN), Website, Heritage Website

3. Schloss Belvedere

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The Baroque palace Schloss Belvedere on the outskirts of Weimar, is a pleasure-house (Lustschloss) built for house-parties, built in 1724–1732 to designs of Johann August Richter and Gottfried Heinrich Krohne for Ernst August, Duke of Saxe-Weimar. The corps de logis is flanked by symmetrical pavilions. Today it houses part of the art collections of Weimar, with porcelains and faience, furniture and paintings of the eighteenth century. As the summer residence, its gardens, laid out in the French style in 1728–1748, were an essential amenity. A wing of the Orangery in the Schlosspark contains a collection of historical carriages.

Wikipedia: Schloss Belvedere, Weimar (EN), Website, Heritage Website

4. municipality, temporary place of Lord Mayor

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The Wilhelm-Ernst-Gymnasium is a secondary school on Herderplatz 14 in Weimar, Germany. Founded in 1712 by Duke William Ernest of Saxe-Weimar, it is the oldest school building in the city. Numerous notable figures such as Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Heinrich Voss, Friedrich Wilhelm Riemer and Johann Karl August Musäus studied here. It is a designated historic site and is one of the few secular buildings of the pre-classical period still remaining in Weimar. It is prominently located in the urban center and is one of three sites forming the UNESCO World Heritage Site Classical Weimar, created in 1998.

Wikipedia: Wilhelm-Ernst-Gymnasium (EN), Website, Heritage Website

5. Leutraquelle

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The Leutra sources are three karst and fault sources of the Leutra in the park on the Ilm in Weimar. The source is on the right of the Ilm south of the star bridge at the foot of the horn. At the end of the 18th century, two of the sources were artistically designed as Sphinx grotto and as a so -called ox eye. The Sphinx grotto was built in 1784 by Duke Carl August von Martin Gottlieb Klauer, who created it after designs by Georg Melchior Kraus. The ensemble is one of the oldest facilities in the park and is now part of the World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar".

Wikipedia: Leutraquelle in Weimar (DE)

6. Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal

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The original Goethe–Schiller Monument is in Weimar, Germany. It incorporates Ernst Rietschel's 1857 bronze double statue of Johann Wolfgang Goethe (1749–1832) and Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), who are probably the two most revered figures in German literature. The monument has been described "as one of the most famous and most beloved monuments in all of Germany" and as the beginning of a "cult of the monument". Dozens of monuments to Goethe and to Schiller were built subsequently in Europe and the United States.

Wikipedia: Goethe–Schiller Monument (EN)

7. Eishaus

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In the park of Belvedere (Weimar) near the road to Possendorf and Vollersroda is the ice house built around 1863 with stone bench and flower basket. The flower basket is located opposite the stone bench. The stone bench has no backrest, but volutes on the seat. The legs are decorated with triglyphs. Both are made of sandstone. It was created during the reign of Grand Duke Carl Alexander, for whom this was the refrigerator, so to speak. After this, there were no significant changes in the park of Belvedere.

Wikipedia: Eishaus (Weimar) (DE)

8. Russisch Orthodoxe Kirche

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The Russian Orthodox Chapel is a funerary chapel built in Weimar in 1860 for Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna of Russia. It was constructed in the Historical Cemetery behind the Weimarer Fürstengruft, to which it is connected by an underground passage. Maria Pavlovna's coffin is located in the passage, with her husband Charles Frederick's coffin placed directly beside it. A spiral staircase leads to another underground connection to the Fürstengruft, though this is now closed by a metal plate.

Wikipedia: Russian Orthodox Chapel, Weimar (EN)

9. Fakultät Architektur und Urbanistik- Hauptgebäude

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The Grand-Ducal Saxon Art School, Weimar was founded on 1 October 1860, in Weimar, Germany, by a decree of Charles Alexander, Grand Duke of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. It existed until 1910, when it merged with several other art schools to become the Großherzoglich Sächsische Hochschule für Bildende Kunst. It should not be confused with the Weimar Princely Free Drawing School, which existed from 1776 to 1930 and, after 1860, served as a preparatory school.

Wikipedia: Grand-Ducal Saxon Art School, Weimar (EN), Website, Heritage Website

10. Ilmpark

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The Park an der Ilm is a large Landschaftspark in Weimar, Thuringia. It was created in the 18th century, influenced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and has not been changed much, preserving a park of the period. It forms part of the World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar along with other sites across Weimar bearing testimony to the city's historical importance as a cultural hub during the Weimar Classicism movement in the late 18th and 19th centuries".

Wikipedia: Park an der Ilm (EN), Heritage Website

11. Gärtnerei

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The nursery on Belvedere near Weimar is significantly larger than that of the park on the Ilm, which is located in the area of the Liszt House, because the demand for flowers is much greater than there and cannot be covered by the orangeries alone. The foundation of the nursery probably took place around the year 1730. The court gardener Johann David Gentzsch was commissioned to create gardens in 1730. Numerous flowers were also needed for this.

Wikipedia: Gärtnerei (Belvedere Weimar) (DE)

12. Schloss Tiefurt

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Tiefurt House is a small stately home on the Ilm river in the Tiefurt quarter of Weimar, about 4 km east of the city centre. It was the summer residence of duchess Anna Amalia of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Because of its importance as a centre of culture during the Weimar Classicism movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries, the Tiefurt House was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1998 as part of the Classical Weimar site.

Wikipedia: Tiefurt House (EN), Heritage Website

13. Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar

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The Deutsche Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar (DNT) is a German theatre and musical organisation based in Weimar. It is a twin institution, consisting of the theatrical Deutsches Nationaltheater and the symphony orchestra known as the Staatskapelle Weimar. It has a total of six stages across the city and also hosts touring orchestras and theatre companies, as well as making appearances in electronic media.

Wikipedia: Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar (EN), Website

14. Wittumspalais

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The Wittumspalais is a museum in Weimar, Germany. The building was the widow's seat of Duchess Anna Amalia for many years and formed a centre of social and literary life in Weimar during her lifetime. It is located between Theaterplatz, Schillerstraße, the Zeughof and Geleitstraße. The access road leading from there past the Franciscan monastery is called Am Palais, i.e. in the middle of the old town.

Wikipedia: Wittumspalais (Weimar) (DE)

15. Goethe-National-Museum/Goethes Wohnhaus

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Goethe-National-Museum/Goethes Wohnhaus Owron / CC-BY-SA-3.0

The Goethe-Nationalmuseum is a museum devoted to the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, in the town of Weimar in Germany. Originally comprising the Goethe House, where Goethe lived intermittently for 50 years from 1782 to 1832, the museum was founded on 8 August 1885 as a result of the will of Goethe's last living heir, his grandson Walther von Goethe, who left the Goethe House to the state.

Wikipedia: Goethe-Nationalmuseum (EN), Website

16. Christoph Martin Wieland

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Christoph Martin Wieland was a German poet and writer. He is best-remembered for having written the first Bildungsroman, as well as the epic Oberon, which formed the basis for Carl Maria von Weber's opera of the same name. His thought was representative of the cosmopolitanism of the German Enlightenment, exemplified in his remark: "Only a true cosmopolitan can be a good citizen."

Wikipedia: Christoph Martin Wieland (EN)

17. Museum für Ur-und Frühgeschichte Thüringens

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The Museum of Prehistory and Early History of Thuringia in Weimar combines a museum with a 1000 m² exhibition area and the Thuringian State Office for the Preservation of Monuments and Archaeology under one roof, which is the sponsor of the museum. The address of the museum is: Humboldtstraße 11, 99423 Weimar. However, access is in Amalienstraße.

Wikipedia: Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Thüringens (DE), Website, Website

18. Russisches Heckentheater

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The Russian rear theater or green theater was built in 1823/24 in the Schlosspark Belvedere. It is an extension of the Russian garden, which was set up there from 1811, which was set up as a new facility behind Carl Friedrich von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach for his wife Maria Pawlowna for the model of the tsar residence Pawlowsk near St. Petersburg .

Wikipedia: Russisches Heckentheater (Weimar) (DE)

19. Herderhaus

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The former home Herder of the theologian and philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder is located in the center of the old town of Weimar at Herderplatz 8, left behind the city church of St. Peter and Paul, called "Herderkirche" for short, where he worked until his death as senior pastor and general superintendent of the Duchy of Saxe-Weimar.

Wikipedia: Herders Wohnhaus (DE), Heritage Website

20. Haus am Horn

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The Haus am Horn is a domestic house in Weimar, Germany, designed by Georg Muche. It was built for the Bauhaus Werkschau exhibition which ran from July to September 1923. It was the first building based on Bauhaus design principles, which revolutionized 20th century architectural and aesthetic thinking and practice

Wikipedia: Haus am Horn (EN), Heritage Website

21. Schiller Museum

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The Schillerhaus Weimar is a museum operated by the Klassik Foundation Weimar in the former house of Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805) in Weimar. In 1988, the new construction of the Schiller Museum was built behind the house, which is now used for special and temporary exhibitions of the Weimar Stiftung Foundation.

Wikipedia: Schillerhaus Weimar (DE), Website

22. Kreuzkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran Kreuzkirche in Weimar has belonged to the local Evangelical Lutheran parish since 1928, and since 2009 a congregation of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. Originally, the sacred building was consecrated in 1899 as Saint Michael and all Angels Church of the Church of England.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Weimar) (DE)

23. Goethes Gartenhaus

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Goethe's garden house in the park on the Ilm in Weimar was a residence and workplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Since 1998, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Classical Weimar" ensemble. The Corona-Schröter-Weg runs past it. It stands at the foot of the Horn.

Wikipedia: Goethes Gartenhaus (DE), Heritage Website

24. Sankt Christophorus

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Christopher is located in the Tiefurt district of Weimar in Thuringia. It belongs to the parish of Weimar in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany and is historically closely connected with Tierfurt Castle.

Wikipedia: St. Christophorus (Tiefurt) (DE), Website

25. Buchenwald Memorial

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Buchenwald was a Nazi concentration camp established on Ettersberg hill near Weimar, Germany, in July 1937. It was one of the first and the largest of the concentration camps within Germany's 1937 borders. Many actual or suspected communists were among the first internees.

Wikipedia: Buchenwald concentration camp (EN)

26. Hetzerhalle

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Hetzerhallen are interior column-free halls with a roof structure made of glulam or glulam beams, which were named after the inventor of their roof or hall structure, the Grand Duchy Weimar court carpenter and entrepreneur Karl Friedrich Otto Hetzer (1846–1911).

Wikipedia: Hetzerhalle (DE)

27. Hauptfriedhof

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The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is one of the largest and most significant cultural institutions in Germany. It owns more than 20 museums, palaces, historic houses and parks, as well as literary and art collections, a number of which are World Heritage Sites.

Wikipedia: Historical Cemetery, Weimar (EN), Heritage Website

28. St. Mauritius

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The village church of St. Mauritius is located in the district of Niederrunstedt of the city of Weimar in Thuringia. It belongs to the parish association Buchfart-Legefeld in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Mauritius (Niedergrunstedt) (DE)

29. Sankt Peter und Paul

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The Evangelical Church of St. Peter and Paul is located in the Oberweimar district of the city of Weimar in Thuringia. It belongs to the parish of Oberweimar-Ehringsdorf in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Peter und Paul (Oberweimar) (DE), Website

30. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Roman Catholic parish church Herz Jesu is located in the Thuringian city of Weimar. It is the parish church of the parish Herz Jesu Weimar in the deanery Weimar of the Diocese of Erfurt. It bears the patronage of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Wikipedia: Herz-Jesu-Kirche (Weimar) (DE), Website

31. Jakobskirche

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The Jakobskirche in Weimar is a Baroque church building. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Christiane Vulpius were married in her sacristy. The associated Jakobsfriedhof houses the graves of Lucas Cranach and Friedrich Schiller, among others.

Wikipedia: Jakobskirche (Weimar) (DE)

32. Sankt Marien

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St. Mary's Church (German: Kirche St. Marien) is a Lutheran church in the Tröbsdorf district of Weimar, Thuringia, Germany. It belongs to the parish of Weimar in the church district Weimar of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: St. Marien (Tröbsdorf) (DE)

33. Kirche Gelmeroda

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Kirche Gelmeroda spunkmeyer68 / Bild-frei

The village church Gelmeroda is located in the district Gelmeroda of the city of Weimar in Thuringia and belongs to the parish association Buchfart-Legefeld in the church district Weimar of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: Dorfkirche Gelmeroda (DE), Website

34. Zu den Vierzehn Heiligen

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The Protestant village church for the 14 saints is in the Süßenborn district of the city of Weimar in Thuringia. It belongs to the parish of Weimar in the Weimar church district of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.

Wikipedia: Zu den 14 Heiligen (Süßenborn) (DE)

35. Viehauktionshalle

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The Viehauktionshalle was a listed market and event hall in the city of Weimar in Thuringia in the immediate vicinity of Weimar's Hetzerhallen. It was built in 1926 and destroyed by fire in April 2015.

Wikipedia: Viehauktionshalle Weimar (DE)

36. Ringwallanlage Brunfthof

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The Brunfthof ring rampart was located north of Weimar on the Ettersberg in the center of a hunting star near Ettersburg Castle near Ettersburg in the north of the Weimarer Land district in Thuringia.

Wikipedia: Ringwallanlage Brunfthof (DE)


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