update your settings
Goethe is quoted as saying that Tuscany isn’t in Italy, Italy was in Tuscany...
Send your taste buds on a wild ride in this elegant art nouveau pavilion. How about emu filet with carrot-rocket fettucine followed by tonka-bean crème brûlée? It’s adventurous, but most of the time it works...
There are days when a bowl of steamy soup feels as warm and embracing as a hug from a good friend. This little soup kitchen turns mostly organic ingredients into delicious flavour combos served in three sizes...
Popularly known as the Herderkirche after Johann Gottfried Herder, who’s buried inside, this church has a famous altarpiece (1555), painted by the Cranach father-and-son team, and a triptych showing Martin Luther as ...
At this venerable inn, you can fill your tummy with Goethe’s favourite dish, which actually hails from his home town of Frankfurt (boiled beef with herb sauce, red beet salad and potatoes)...
Perched on top of an artificial bluff in Park an der Ilm, Weimar’s first neoclassical house was built under Goethe’s supervision as the duke Carl August’s summer retreat...
Museums & Galleries
This is the palace in which the duchess Anna Amalia lived from 1774, after the residiential palace (today the Schlossmuseum) burned...
The ‘Resi’, one of Weimar’s enduring favourites, is a jack of all trades: everyone should find something to their taste here. The Lovers’ Breakfast is €19...
Situated on the western edge of Park an der Ilm, this house was where the composer and pianist resided in Weimar in 1848 and again from 1869 to 1886...
The Deutsches Nationaltheatre and others perform in this former tram depot, which also has a cinema, live music, cultural events and an excellent exhibit of works by contemporary avant-garde artist Rebecca Horn.
Considering that Weimar is the birthplace of the influential Bauhaus school, this is a rather modest affair. Plans are to move to newer, larger premises, so check the situation again from 2013.
Castles, Palaces & Mansions
Set in the lovely Belvedere Park, this palace has displays of glass, porcelain, faience and weapons from the late 17th and 18th centuries. The easiest way to reach it is by bus 1 from Goetheplatz.
Hip Kasse is a venerable student club, with an assorted bag of parties, concerts, drum workshops and whatever else gets people off the couch. Three floors of action, for young and old.
The grunge factor is high at this student club, which may be just what the doctor ordered as an antidote to highbrow burnout. Monday movie nights and salsa nights also provide diversions.
Belgian architect, designer and painter, Henry van de Velde added some art-nouveau touches to this house, where the philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche spent his final years in illness.
Past the heavy door awaits this good-looking bar with an unpretentious, all-ages crowd that likes to knock back the mojitos, flirt with the bartenders and wave to the DJs.
and receive a
on your next guidebook purchase
Lonely Planet. All rights reserved. No part of this site may be reproduced without our written permission.