The Top 10 Things to See and Do in Weimar, Germany

Schloss Belvedere | © lapping / Pixabay
Schloss Belvedere | © lapping / Pixabay
Photo of Anwesha Ray
19 February 2018

Weimar is not just a beautiful historic town, but has also been home to legendary personalities including Luther, Cranach, Bach, Goethe, Schiller and Nietzsche. Weimar is also known for being the birthplace of the famous Bauhaus Movement and has produced several famous painters. Here’s your ultimate guide.

Castle Museum

The Castle Museum holds unending appeal for art lovers. This building with a neoclassical facade and stunning interiors is home to an admirable collection of art dating back to the Middle Ages and the Renaissance period. The ensemble of Italian and Dutch paintings from the 17th and 18th centuries is also immensely popular among visitors. Additionally, the museum boasts an extensive collection of graphic art and coins.

Burgplatz 4, Weimar, Germany, +49

Schiller’s Home

Schiller’s Home is steeped in the memory of gifted German poet and playwright, Friedrich Schiller. Today, visitors come here to pay homage to the legend and explore the rooms that are impeccably maintained in an almost-original condition. A museum housed in the same building has preserved a great collection of materials pertaining to the life and creations of Schiller.

Schillerstraße 12, Weimar, Germany, +49

Goethe and Schiller Archive

The Goethe and Schiller Archive, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is another monument dedicated to the memory of Weimar’s most famous sons. The archive contains a priceless collection of almost 600,000 papers and manuscripts by over 60 famous German authors and their autographs. A notable part of this collection is the works of genius philosopher, writer and intellectual Friedrich Nietzsche.

Kirms-Krackow House

To see for yourself how the ordinary middle class lived their lives in Goethe’s time in Weimar, drop in at the Kirms-Krackow House. Though it is inconspicuous at first glance, this simple Baroque structure holds special charm in its little garden with flowerbeds, original furniture, courtyard and the arched entrance.

Jakobstraße 10, Weimar, Germany, +49