Haus Hohe Pappeln in Weimar

"Haus Hohe Pappeln" in Weimar

In this building, the Belgian architect Henry van de Velde lived from 1908 to 1917. House and furnishings were designed by himself. Allegedly, the layout of the building is designed like a ship. Together with the mast on the roadside, my pic reminds to an upside-down boat, at least.

Oskar Schlemmer in Weimar

Mural by Oskar Schlemmer in Weimar

When Oskar Schlemmer was appointed to the Bauhaus in Weimar, he took over the management of the mural painting workshop, among other functions. Some of his works can be seen as reconstructions in the Van de Velde building. In the period from 1919 to 1925, this building was used as a workshop building of the State Bauhaus Weimar.

Hotel Elephant in Weimar

Lichtsaal of Hotel Elephant in Weimar

The hotel directly on the central market is one of the top addresses in Weimar. On the occasion of a dinner, I cross the amazing light hall (Lichtsaal) of the hotel. The hall is separated in several areas by bookshelves. The atmosphere is like in cosy living rooms. Numerous photographs, graphics and paintings help to shorten the time.

Cranach House in Weimar

Detail of the Cranach House (Cranachhaus) in Weimar, Germany

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.

City Castle in Weimar

City Castle of Weimar

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).

Quotes on Weimar houses

Quote by Jules Renard at a gable in Weimar

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?

City hall of Weimar

City hall of Weimar in Thuringia, Germany

The city hall of Weimar was built in 1841 in neo-Gothic style. In the tower you can listen to a Glockenspiel made of Meissen porcelain.

Weimarer Stadthaus in Weimar

Weimarer Stadthaus in Weimar, Germany

The Stadthaus of Weimar (Weimarer Stadthaus) is a Renaissance building at the market place of Weimar. After demolition in WWII the building has been reconstructed in the 1970s.