Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #4 in Weimar, Germany


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 18 sights
Distance 6.8 km
Ascend 82 m
Descend 99 m

Explore Weimar in Germany with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Individual Sights in Weimar

Sight 1: Brücke über Sand

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Brücke über Sand

Bridge over Sand is an installation on Buchenwaldplatz in Weimar's northern suburbs.

Wikipedia: Brücke über Sand (DE)

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 2: Ernst-Thälmann-Denkmal

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The Ernst Thälmann Monument on Buchenwaldplatz in the northern suburbs of Weimar, inaugurated on 17 August 1958, is considered a memorial to the murder of 56,000 prisoners in the former Buchenwald concentration camp. It is particularly dedicated to the political opponents of the Nazi regime, fellow prisoners of the concentration camp and former chairman of the Communist Party of Germany Ernst Thälmann (1886–1944).

Wikipedia: Ernst-Thälmann-Denkmal (Weimar) (DE)

414 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 3: ehem. Vimaria-Brunnen

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ehem. Vimaria-Brunnen

The Vimaria Fountain in front of the Neues Museum Weimar in the northern suburbs on the entrance side of today's Jorge-Semprún-Platz in Weimar was one of the most magnificent fountains in Weimar.

Wikipedia: Vimaria-Brunnen (DE)

410 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 4: Jakobskirche

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

Wikipedia: Jakobskirche (Weimar) (DE)

362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 5: 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

76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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), Heritage Website

84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: 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), Heritage Website

366 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 8: Schiller Museum

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

Wikipedia: Schillerhaus Weimar (DE), Website

91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 9: Gänsemännchenbrunnen

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Since the 17th century, the fountains in Weimar have supplied the inhabitants of the city of Weimar with water from the spring areas outside the city via an independent "tube ride system". Today, the cityscape is still characterized by about 30 historical and modern running fountains. A special curiosity are the dog fountains inspired by Theodor Lüdde, a pharmacist and animal lover. In general, there are many fountains in Weimar's old town.

Wikipedia: Brunnen in Weimar (DE)

139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 10: Wittumspalais

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The Wittumspalais is a museum in Weimar operated by the Weimar Foundation. The building was a long -time widow's seat of Duchess Anna Amalia and formed a center of social and literary life in Weimar during her lifetime. It is located between Theaterplatz, Schillerstraße, the Zeughof and the Restrasse. The access road that leads past the Franciscan monastery is called the Palais, in the middle of the old town.

Wikipedia: Wittumspalais (Weimar) (DE)

152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: 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)

70 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 12: 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

513 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 13: Herz-Jesu-Kirche

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

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

619 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: Kreuzkirche

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The Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Holy Cross in Weimar has belonged to the local Evangelical Lutheran parish since 1928, and since 2009 it has been a congregation of the Evangelical Church in Central Germany. The church was originally consecrated in 1899 as the Church of Saint Michael and all Angels of the Church of England.

Wikipedia: Kreuzkirche (Weimar) (DE)

1329 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 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

771 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 16: Adam-Mickiewicz-Denkmal

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The Adam Mickiewicz Monument is a bronze bust in Weimar, Germany.

Wikipedia: Adam-Mickiewicz-Denkmal (Weimar) (DE)

413 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 17: Leutraquelle

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The Leutra springs are three karst and fault springs of the Leutra in the Park an der Ilm in Weimar. The source is located to the right of the Ilm south of the Sternbrücke at the foot of the Horn. Two of the springs were artistically designed at the end of the 18th century as a sphinx grotto and as a so-called ox's eye. The Sphinx Grotto was built in 1784 at the behest of Duke Carl August by Martin Gottlieb Klauer, who created it according to designs by Georg Melchior Kraus. The ensemble is one of the oldest facilities in the park and is now part of the "Classical Weimar" World Heritage Site.

Wikipedia: Leutraquelle in Weimar (DE)

870 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 18: 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


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