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.
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.
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.
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).
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?
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).
The Bauhaus Museum displays works by teachers and students of the Bauhaus school (1919-1933), including seminal works by Walter Gropius, Johannes Itten, Lyonel Feininger and Marcel Breuer.
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’.
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.
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.
The university of music (Hochschule für Musik) was founded by Carl Muellerhartung, a pupil of composer Franz Liszt. Liszt spent several years in Weimar, encouraging the founding of a school for the education of musicians in orchestral instruments.