The Goethe National Museum organizes different exhibitions based on themes that are relevant to Goethe’s day including objects from his collections. It is situated next to Goethe's Home and contains exhibition rooms, storage rooms and study rooms.
Modelled on the Petit Trianon in the Park of Versailles, Grand Duchess Sophie had the oldest literature archive in Germany built to preserve handwritten manuscripts by Goethe and Schiller. The stocks in the library are available for research purposes – either in the original or as a copy on film.
The Bauhaus Museum Weimar presents the treasures of the world's oldest Bauhaus collection. On display are design classics and architectural icons as well as experimental arrangements for a new society.
The Municipal Museum Weimar in Bertuch House shows the history of Weimar in the time from 1919. The rooms on the ground floor are occasionally open for the various exhibitions and public lectures organised by the museum’s Association of Friends and Patrons.
Friedrich Schiller spent the last three years of his life in this townhouse on the former Weimar Esplanade. Still containing part of the original furnishings, it reflects the style prevalent in Schiller’s day.
The Schiller Museum is on the north side of the historic residence of Friedrich Schiller. There are three exhibition halls there. It is one of the few new museum buildings during the GDR time. Today the museum exhibits temporary exhibitions.
A sick Friedrich Nietzsche spent the last seven years of his life at Villa Silberblick. The Nietzsche Archives were established here by his sister. The house became the shrine of the Nietzsche community.
After a fire in the town palace, the Palace was turned into the dowager residence of Duchess Anna Amalia. The two-winged building is an important document of noble interior design in Weimar.