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The Weimar Gauforum - A Legacy of the Third Reich

The exhibition on the eventful history of the site and the subsequent use of the buildings is now also accessible online with all exhibition texts and images. The look back at the former Gauforum completes the examination of art, culture and politics of classical modernism.

April 1st, 2023 - February 5th, 2024

Ways to Utopia

How do we want to live in the future? The exhibition at the Bauhaus Museum Weimar examines aspects of this question from the diametrical constructs of desire and crisis. Sustainability and social justice are the central themes of the exhibition.

April 1st - November 1st, 2023

The “Princess of New Germania”

The incredible story of Nietzsche’s sister Elisabeth, who together with her husband Bernhard Förster, founded the nationalist settlement “Nueva Germania” in Paraguay.

April 1st, 2023 - January 15th, 2024

The Classical Consumer. Bertuch and the “Journal of Luxury and Fashion”

The lifestyle magazine from Weimar that influenced the world of fashion and consumer goods around 1800

April 1st - October 31st, 2023

Power House

In the Schiller Museum, the Gallery of the Bauhaus University Weimar presents the creative energies from the four faculties of the university and offers a platform for the art, design, architecture and research currently being created on campus.

June 4th to August 28th, 2022

Rosmarie Weinlich: Habitat

With her installation “Habitat”, the artist Rosmarie Weinlich transforms the kitchen of the Goethe Gartenhaus into a natural philosophical laboratory where she investigates the relationship of humans and nature today.

April 1st - November 1st, 2023

Strange Friends. Modern Guests in Historic Buildings

What would historical buildings look like today if people had simply continued living in them? What modern-day objects would we find in today’s museum-like settings? A tour of objects and stories.

April 1st - November 1st, 2023

Olivier Kosta-Théfaine / Giulio Paolini: MODERN ARCHEOLOGY

What does antiquity mean to us today, and how do we view it? In MODERN ARCHEOLOGY, Olivier Kosta-Théfaine and Giulio Paolini, representing two generations of artists, team up to explore our understanding of ideal pictures.

April 1st - November 1, 2023

Anny and Sibel Özturk

For the 100th anniversary of the Haus Am Horn, the artists Anny and Sibel Öztürk are realising two installations in Weimar's urban space. They were inspired by the historical textiles of Marta Erps-Breuer and Benita Koch-Otte.

April 1st - October 31st, 2023

Smoke - Society in a blue haze

Smoking is unhealthy, no question, but beyond all debates, it shaped society and our everyday lives more than casually - and still does. The special exhibition focuses on the history of tobacco consumption in the 19th century.

May 5th - October 29th, 2023

City Land / StadtLand. Learning from Thuringia

The International Building Exhibition Thuringia presents its results and findings from ten years of project work in the StadtLand. In addition to a central final exhibition in the Eiermannbau Apolda, events will take place at various project locations and excursions will be offered.

from March 30th, 2023

Trauma 23 - Germany's hyperinflation 100 years ago

The House of the Weimar Republic presents its first special exhibition on the great destruction of money in 1923, focusing on the causes and course, winners and losers, and the drastic (late) consequences of the great inflation.

June 2nd - November 1st, 2023

La Casa

Danica Dakić's new work LA GRANDE MAISON uses Goethe's former residence and collections as a starting point for an investigation into global threats to society, the destruction of nature, political crises and rising nationalist tendencies.

June 4th - September 10th, 2023

Historic gardens in climate change

Climate shift presents an exceptional dilemma for old-fashioned parks and gardens. This exhibition demonstrates several methods to reduce the consequences of climate variation.

April 25th - July 16th, 2023

Lifeworlds Bourgeois living between ideal and fiction

Around 1800, there was a veritable hype around depictions of living spaces. People wanted to show off their class and prosperity through these depictions, which reflected their own self-image. This showed the ideal of bourgeois life at the time.

August 25th, 2023 - January 15th, 2024

The Private Nietzsche. An (Im)possible Exhibition

The furniture of Nietzsche’s estate offers revealing insights into the philosopher’s and his sister’s lifestyle and the development of the Nietzsche cult.

September 1st - December 31st, 2023


On 1 September, the public library, in cooperation with Galerie Profil, opens an exhibition of paintings by Syrian artist Khaled Arfeh entitled "FATAMORGANA 3". The exhibition is on view until 31.12.23.

January 2nd - March 19th, 2023

I - Ottilie

"Who am I?" asked Ottilie von Goethe in 1819 and drew ironic sketches of herself. These were used as inspiration by girls in an eighth grade class in Baden-Württemberg. The exhibition presents the impressive results of this female search for identity.