Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt and Thuringia Sights

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Bauhaus Atelier

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This is a central meeting place for students at the university. It contains a café and shop offering books about the movement as well...

Bauhaus Museum

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Walter Gropius founded the Staatliches Bauhaus (Bauhaus design school) in Weimar in 1919. It was Germany's most influential and avant-garde...

Bauhaus University

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Catch a glimpse of the Henry van de Velde–designed main building of the university, formerly the Grand Ducal School of Arts and Crafts.

Gedenkstätte Buchenwald

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Just north of Weimar, amid the natural beauty of the Ettersberg hills that once served as Goethe's inspiration, sits the blight of Buchenwald...

Goethe Nationalmuseum

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Goethe spent 57 years in Weimar, 47 of them in a house two blocks south of Theaterplatz that has since become a shrine attracting millions...

Goethes Gartenhaus

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Goethe's beloved Gartenhaus is a modest country cottage where he spent many happy hours, wrote much poetry, and began his masterly classical...

Haus am Horn

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This modest, cubical structure designed by Georg Muche for the 1923 Bauhaus exhibition was meant to be a model of Bauhaus’s functional...


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The Marktplatz's late-Gothic church has a large winged altar started by Lucas Cranach the Elder and finished by his son in 1555. The...

Historischer Friedhof

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Goethe and Schiller are buried in this leafy cemetery, where virtually every gravestone commemorates a famous citizen of Weimar. Their...

Neues Museum Weimar

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The city is proud of eastern Germany's first museum exclusively devoted to contemporary art. The building, dating from 1869, was carefully...