Duchess Anna Amalia's Library, one of the renowned libraries in the country focuses on German literature and Art from the 19th century. With an incredible collection of medieval works, the best collection of Faust's work and Nietzsche’s library are all housed here. Due to a devastating fire in 2004, the library was remodeled and large parts of the collection were destroyed. Conservation work is ongoing and so visitors are limited. Don't miss the famous Rococo Hall during your visit. It's better to book your ticket well in advance for a chance to explore this historic site.
Originally built for a merchant in 1777, Schillers Wohnhaus is renowned for being the residence of distinguished German luminary Friedrich Schiller who lived here from 1802 until his death in 1805. The gray colors of the walls date back to the time Schiller moved here. Inside, you'll come across Schiller's study room, something that remains unchanged, adding to the charm of this place.
The Schloss Belvedere is a Baroque building situated on the outskirts of the city of Weimar. It was built as a recreational house of the Duke of Saxe-Weimar, Ernt August, where extensive parties would take place during the 18th Century. The present-day houses a vast collection of porcelain, furniture and paintings which depict the lifestyle of the bygone era. A must-visit for visitors exploring Weimar!
Franz Kirms, court counselor and close friend of Goethe, hosted many a social evening with the best intellectual minds of his time at this beautiful house, including personalities like Hans Christian Andersen, Christoph Wieland, and Johann Gottfried Herder. The Kirms-Krackow Haus is one of the oldest in Weimar dating back to the 1500's. The house offers visitors a chance to peep into the life of the typical Bourgeois with original furniture and craft-work of the Classical period in Weimar. The garden attached to the house has several wonderful specimens and rare plants, while the Baroque pavillion is a charming addition.
Get swept back through time while exploring the Weimar Haus. With interactive exhibits spread across seven experience rooms, learn about the history of Weimar in a fun, engaging way. The creative mix of media like waxworks, audio-visuals and recreated historical settings takes you through the transition through the Pre-historic times to Dark Ages to the Classical period. The Weimar Haus is a good place to start your exploration of the city.
Housed within the school campus, the Bauhaus Museum exemplifies the nature and quality of art, architecture and sculpture encouraged in the school. Opened in 1995 it has been moved to a new building since 2019.
Eisenbahnmuseum Arnstadt offers a massive and glorious collection of steam locomotives and trains from back in the day. Situated in Arnstadt railway depot, this museum is dedicated to these behemoths which shaped the fate of the region and made traveling easier. One can marvel at them up close and find out they actually function.
Theater im Schlossgarten is a historic theater house which was built in the 19th Century and expanded in the early 20th Century. During World War II, the building was turned into an Army Depot and was later dissolved. It was after extensive renovations in the 1980s that the theater building as well as the theater scene in the city was given new life. Today, the venue hosts a variety of plays and performances ranging across genres like ballet, cabaret, youth and children's theater, puppet theater, spectacles and music concerts. Theater groups from across the country come to perform at this venue. Theater im Schlossgarten also has a lively cafe and rental spaces for private events.
One of the best places to enjoy fine wines, Thüringer Weingut Bad Sulza is a popular local brewery. This award-winning winery is known for producing some of the finest brews in the city. Established in 1992, the winery is owned and operated by Andreas Clauss along with his wife Kathrin Clauss. Tours and tasting sessions of the winery are available. Take a stroll in the vineyards or sit back an enjoy a glass of their bubbly. Apart from this, the winery plays host to musical concerts as well.
Thuringia has been an important site of cultural development since ancient times. 400.000 years of the cultural heritage of the region is wonderfully brought to life through various exhibits and artefacts. From Archaeological discoveries to superb reconstructions, the Museum für Ur- und Frühgeschichte Thüringens promises a well-spent afternoon finding out about the unique blend of peoples and cultures that flourished here like the Slavs, Celts and Germans. The grave of Germanic princess Hassleben is especially noteworthy. For special exhibitions, look up the website.
Wachsenburg Castle is an awe-inspiring fortress situated in the very heart of the municipality of Amt Wachsenburg in Germany. It was constructed circa 10th Century and was subjected to several reconstructions and renovations in 17th Century. Perched on a grassy hill, this castle provides panoramic views of the unspoilt, rolling countryside of Amt Wachsenburg. The castle was renovated again in late 20th Century, and was adapted as a hotel, restaurant and a museum. The hotel is known for its spacious and comfortable rooms. The on-site award-winning restaurant is an absolute delight with its eclectic dishes. This place can also be used as a venue for private events like weddings, parties, corporate meetings and seminars.
Located in the city of Erfurt, the Naturkundemuseum is a natural history museum housing a wide and wonderful variety of preserved animal exhibits. The main fields on display are geology, botany, zoology, mineralogy and paleontology. Many temporary scientific and wildlife exhibitions are also hosted here. It also conducts scientific research and educational programs.