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Libraries

Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar

Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Germany

The Duchess Anna Amalia Library (Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek) houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents.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.

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Murals

Van de Velde Building in Weimar

Reconstructed mural of Oskar Schlemmer at the Van de Velde Bulding in Weimar, Germany

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 At the central staircase you can see a restored mural, originally made by Oskar Schlemmer.

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Bauhaus Henry van de Velde Universities World Heritage Sites

Bauhaus University in Weimar

Main building of the Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany

The main building Bauhaus University was designed by Henry van de Velde to house the studios of the sculptors at the Grand Ducal Saxon Art School. The edifice is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘Bauhaus and its sites in Weimar and Dessau’.

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Festivals

Van de Velde and beer in Weimar

Van-de-Velde-Edition of Ehringsdorfer Urbräu

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.

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Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Museums

Goethe’s Garden House in Weimar

View of Goethe's garden house

The former garden house (Gartenhaus) of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe is a museum now. Inside you can see original inventory like  his pedestal desk with seating support in the study and his folding bed in the sleeping area.

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Architecture

Roman house in Weimar

'Roman house' (18th century) in Weimar, Germany

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.