The Cranach House was built in the years 1547 to 1549 by the Renaissance master builder Nikolaus Gromann for the ducal chancellor Christian Brück. Its present name reminds of the presence of the painter Lucas Cranach the Elder, who spent his last months here. [German]
The city castle (Stadtschloss) stands out due to its tower.High above it towers over the castle building and is covered with a baroque hood. After major fires, the residence was renewed several times. In 1789, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was involved in one of these rebuilding projects as head of the castle construction commission (Schlossbaukommission). [German]
A challenge for attentive walks are the quotes on the house walls of Weimar. They inspire not only to look on gables, but also to reflect. This quote from Jules Renard made me pensive: “If you know life, please give me its address” (Wenn Sie das Leben kennen, geben Sie mir doch bitte seine Anschrift). What exactly makes us think we know life? [German]
The Deutsche Nationaltheater and Staatskapelle Weimar is a twin institution, consisting of the Deutsche Nationaltheater (German National Theatre) and the Staatskapelle (Symphony Orchestra) of Weimar. The edifice depicted above is the main venue (Großes Haus) of this institution.
Probably the most known photo scene of Weimar: The monument to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller. It is located on the Theaterplatz (Theatre Square) in front of the Deutsche Nationaltheater (German National Theatre).
This door was the former main entrance of Johann Wolfgang Goethe’s home in Weimar. Today the building houses the Goethe National Museum and is part of the World Cultural Heritage Site ‘Classical Weimar’.
This sculpture named Versunkener Riese (Sunken Giant) was created by the German sculptor Walter Sachs. It is located at the Frauenplan, a square generally known for being the address of one of Goethe’s homes.