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Number of sights 15 sights
Distance 5.9 km
Ascend 58 m
Descend 62 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Weimar, Germany. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

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Sight 1: ehem. Vimaria-Brunnen

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

Wikipedia: Vimaria-Brunnen (DE)

arrow down foot steps 410 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 2: 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)

arrow down foot steps 362 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 3: 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)

arrow down foot steps 76 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 4: 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)

arrow down foot steps 84 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 5: 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)

arrow down foot steps 372 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 6: Schiller Museum

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

Wikipedia: Schillerhaus Weimar (DE)

arrow down foot steps 91 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 7: Gänsemännchenbrunnen

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Since the 17th century, the wells in Weimar supplied the inhabitants of the city of Weimar with water from the source areas outside the city via an independent "tube travel system". Today, about 30 historic and modern fountains still characterize the cityscape. A special curiosity are the dog fountains suggested by Theodor Lüdde, a pharmacist and animal lover. In general, there are many fountains in Weimar's old town.

Wikipedia: Brunnen in Weimar (DE)

arrow down foot steps 139 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

arrow down foot steps 152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 69 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

arrow down foot steps 512 meters / 6 minutes

Sight 11: 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 and August-Frölich-Platz. It is the seat of the Deanery of Weimar in the Diocese of Erfurt. The former Lottenmühle in Paul-Schneider-Straße 3 is the seat of the rectory of this church.

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

arrow down foot steps 635 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

arrow down foot steps 1329 meters / 16 minutes

Sight 13: 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.

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arrow down foot steps 792 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 14: 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 on the right bank 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 World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar".

Wikipedia: Leutraquelle in Weimar (DE)

arrow down foot steps 870 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

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