Foto: Maik Schuck
St. Peter and Paul (Foto Maik Schuck)

Our City Church and its treasures


The origins of the Herder Church go back to when the city was founded. This urban settlement dating from the mid-13th century formed its own church parish. The appearance of the present interior dates from after World War II, when it had suffered severe damage. In 1953 it was consecrated once again. Thomas Mann donated the prize money of the Goethe Award he had received in Weimar in 1949 towards the reconstruction of the church. It is exquisitely furnished with art works. Next to the Cranach Altar there are many of the ducal family’s tomb slabs in bronze and stone.


Public guided tour (only in German):

monday to friday: 5pm
Prices: 4,00 €, concessions and with weimarcard  3,00 €

tickets available at Tourist-InformationTourist-Information

guided tour
Church with Herder monument
Cranach altar tryptich
zum Vergrößern klicken March 2017

opening hours

April to October
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm
Sat 10am-12 and 2-4pm
Sun 11am-12 and 2-3pm

November to March
Mon-Sun 11am-12 and 3-4pm


Stadtkirche St. Peter und Paul
99423 Weimar
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