Buchenwald Memorial is the site of one of the first Third Reich concentration camps and is the largest of its kind in Germany. It was established in 1937 on Ettersberg to persecute political prisoners and minorities. Inmates from all across Europe were conscribed into the armament industry until 1945 when World War II ended. Today, it is a national memorial and contains cemeteries, the prison building, crematorium and library.
The Goethe-Nationalmuseum is a museum dedicated to one of the greatest poets the world has ever seen, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe's House in Weimar has now been converted into the museum where you get to see how he lived and what influenced his literary accomplishments. Though this museum is hugely popular, limited visitors are allowed so that the place is not damaged by any means. A famous exhibition held here is 'The Bauhaus comes from Weimar'.
The garden residence of the famed German writer, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Goethes Gartenhaus is a popular attraction here in Weimar. Visitors can take a look round the pretty cottage where he once lived and worked. Inside, you'll find rooms like anteroom, where, the busts of prominent personalities such as Duke Carl August and Duchess Anna Amalia can be found. The study room here is adorned with Geothe's drawings such as Luisenkloster, Steaming valleys near Ilmenau, Christiane Vulpius, Mine chests near Ilmenau and many more can be found. Located within the premises of Park an der Ilm, Goethes Gartenhaus is a part of Classical Weimar, making it a part of the UNESCO World Heritage 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.
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.
Located on Schlossstrasse, the Schloss Heidecksburg is rooted deep in history. A magnificent piece of architecture, the Schloss Heidecksburg appeals to most tourists with its stunning looks. As dawn sets in, the entire structure is lit up. Schloss Heidecksburg has contributed towards Germany's rich entertainment industry by hosting an array of social and cultural gatherings.
Housed in a charming 13th Century old town building, Stadtmuseum Hohe Lilie showcases the history and culture of the city of Naumburg. The building itself is an important part of local history as its modifications display a variety of architectural genres. The main exhibition of the museum offers visitors a slice of Naumburg's culture and lifestyle through various multimedia shows.
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.
Standing unique with its Neo-Renaissance structure, the Neues Museum of Weimar is home to both permanent as well temporary collections of fine art and contemporary art.
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.