Top Choice Library in Weimar

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Assembled by literature-loving local duchess Anna Amalia (1739–1807), this Unesco World Heritage library has been beautifully reconstructed after a monumental fire in 2004 destroyed much of the building and its pric…
Top Choice Museum in Weimar


This museum has the most comprehensive and insightful exhibit about Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Germany's literary icon. It incorporates his home of 50 years, left pretty much as it was upon his death in 1832. This …
Museum in Weimar

Bauhaus Museum

Considering that Weimar is the 1919 birthplace of the influential Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture, this museum is a rather modest affair. A new, representative museum is expected to open in 2018.
Historic Building in Weimar

Goethe Haus

No other individual is as closely associated with Weimar as Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, who lived in this town from 1775 until his death in 1832, the last 50 years in what is now the Goethe Haus. This is where he wo…
Historic Building in Weimar


Situated on the western edge of Park an der Ilm, this house was where the composer and pianist resided in Weimar from 1869 to 1886.
Historic Building in Weimar

Nietzsche Archiv

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.
Historic Building in Weimar

Römisches Haus

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. Today it contains restored period rooms and …
Museum in Weimar

Schillers Wohnhaus

The dramatist Friedrich von Schiller (a close friend of Goethe) lived in Weimar from 1799 until his early death in 1805. Study up on the man, his family and his life in Thuringia in a recently revamped exhibit befor…
Palace in Weimar

Schloss Belvedere

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.
Palace in Weimar

Schloss Tiefurt

Originally this (relatively) small house from 1800 was leased to the tennant who ran the estate of the duchess Anna Amalia, but Anna took it over and turned it into her ‘temple of the muses’. The period rooms give y…