The Duchess Anna Amalia Library (Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek) houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents. In 2004 a large part of the library became destroyed by a terrible fire. In the ground floor there is a worth seeing exhibition telling about how scientists rescued damaged documents.
The Van de Velde Building was designed by Henry van de Velde for the Grand Ducal Saxon School of Arts and Crafts. Today it houses the Faculty of Art and Design of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. At the central staircase you can see a restored mural, originally made by Oskar Schlemmer.
The designer of this building was Henry van de Velde. It housed the sculptor studios at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School at that time. Today, the main building of the Bauhaus University is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau”.
In 2013 the German states of Saxony and Thuringia are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the architect and designer Henry van de Velde. For this reason, exhibitions take place in cities like Weimar, Jena, Erfurt, Gera, Apolda, Bürgel, and Chemnitz.
The Roman House is a building on the edge of the Ilm park in Weimar. Since 1998 it has been part of the ensemble “Classical Weimar” UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was built in 1791-1798 as a summer house for the then Duke Carl August and is an early Classicist building in Germany.
The quotes on the house walls of Weimar are a challenge for attentive walks. They inspire not only to look at gable ends 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]