Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek
Park on the River Ilm


the residence city in the middle of Europe. This is where ideas and art works originated that later spread around the world. Today, great names from the past are always close by: Goethe and Schiller. Bach and Liszt. Modernity and Bauhaus. Sweeping park landscapes, open squares and narrow alleyways, poets’ homes, museums, and palaces – European cultural history is concentrated into the smallest space and named World Heritage by the UNESCO.

Nevertheless Weimar remains authentic. Moving, pulsating, cosmopolitan – visitors are enthralled by the art and culture, music and history, the lighter muse and fresh creativity.

Along with all the splendour of the city of culture, the darker side of Buchenwald cannot be separated from Weimar. The memorials on the Ettersberg and in the city are deliberately dedicated to memory.

Discover Weimar

Weimar's variety surprises visitors agian and again. No other small German city has so much German and European cultural history. Here is an overview of the most important Weimar sights.