Thuringia Weimar

Around 1800, Weimar was a cultural capital. In this city Goethe produced some of his most famous works, including the final version of Faust. Friedrich Schiller wrote many works in Weimar including his William Tell. Fran Liszt (1811-1886) composed and gave concerts here in the second half of the 19th century.


In 1919, Walter Gropius formed the Bauhaus school of architecture, which sought to overcome the divisions between art, handicraft and technology. The Bauhaus Museum displays many Bauhaus works by leading artists of world fame.

Theaterplatz Weimar

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Double-deck railbus class 670 of the DBAG leaves the station of Holzdorf(b Weimar) on its way from Kranichfeld to Weimar on 8 June 1997. The photo was taken from the top floor of another railbus travelling in the other direction.
Photo and scan by Marco van Uden

Weimar intellectual eminence and idyllic provenance