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

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Here you can find interesting sights in Weimar, Germany. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 23 sights are available in Weimar, Germany.

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1. Musentempel

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Built in 1803, the Muse Temple is located in the 21-hectare Tiefurt Castle Park near Weimar, with a Kalliope designed by Martin Gottlieb Klauer in the middle. Klauer refers to Kalliope, not Polyhymnia, as can be seen in his bas-reliefs about the Toreutik catalog. Polyhymnia also has lyre here, while Kalliope's pose is the same as Tiefurt's. Besides the teahouse, it is one of the most important components of Tiefurt Park architecture. However, it already has a predecessor, arranged by Anna Amaria, built in 1784 to remind people of the ancient Tibble. Before that, there is also a group of characters from Cornos and Biblis, which was also created by Martin Gottlieb Krauer in 1780. This is a replica of this group of works, taken from the castings of Mannheim Antiquities Hall ordered by Anna Amaria from John Heinrich Merck. This group of characters entered the Duchess of Anna Amaria Library in 1807.

Wikipedia: Musentempel im Schlosspark Tiefurt (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)

3. Stadtverwaltung

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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)

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. 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)

9. 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)

10. Wittumspalais

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Wittumspalais is a museum in Weimar, Germany, managed by Klassik Stiftung Weimar. The building was the residence of the widow of Duchess Anna Amaria for many years, and during her lifetime it was the epicenter of Weimar social and literary life. It is located between Theaterplatz, Schillerstraße, Zeughof and Geleitstraße. The passage from there through the Franciscan monastery is known as Am Palais.

Wikipedia: Wittumspalais (Weimar) (DE)

11. Goethe-National-Museum/Goethes Wohnhaus

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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)

12. 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)

13. 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 Monument Preservation and Archaeology under one roof, which is the sponsor of the museum. The address of the museum is: Humboldtstraße 11, 99423 Weimar. However, the access is in the Amalienstraße.

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

14. Herderhaus

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The former home of the theologian and philosopher Johann Gottfried Herder is located in the center of the old town of Weimar at Herderplatz 8, to the 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)

15. 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)

16. Schiller-Museum und Schillers Wohnhaus

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Weimar Schiller House is a museum of Weimar Krasik Foundation, located in the former residence of Friedrich Schiller (1759-1805). In 1988, the new building of Schiller Museum was built behind the residential building and is now used for special and temporary exhibitions of Weimar Krasik Foundation.

Wikipedia: Schillerhaus Weimar (DE)

17. Kreuzkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church in Weimar has been part of the local Evangelical Lutheran Church since 1928 and has been a congregation of the Evangelical Church in central Germany since 2009. It was originally dedicated to the Church of England in 1899 as the Church of St Michael and All Angels.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Weimar) (DE)

18. Sankt Christophorus

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Christophorus is located in the Tiefurt 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 and is historically closely linked to Tiefurt Castle.

Wikipedia: St. Christophorus (Tiefurt) (DE)

19. Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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The Herz-Jesu-Kirche is the parish church of the Catholic parish of Weimar at Paul-Schneider-Straße 1. It is the seat of the Deanery of Weimar in the Diocese of Erfurt. The former Lottenmühle at Paul-Schneider-Straße 3 is the seat of the parish office of this church.

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

20. 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)

21. Jakobskirche

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

Wikipedia: Jakobskirche (Weimar) (DE)

22. Leutraquelle

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Leutra Springs are three karst and fault sources in Leutra, Ilm Park, Weimar, Germany. The source is located on the right side of Ilm River south of Sternbrücke. Two of these sources were discovered at the end of the 18th century.

Wikipedia: Leutraquelle in Weimar (DE)

23. Goethes Gartenhaus

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Goethe's garden house in the park on the Ilm in Weimar was a home and workplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Since 1998, it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Classical Weimar" ensemble.

Wikipedia: Goethes Gartenhaus (DE)

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