Municipal museum in Weimar

Exhibition room at the municipal museum of WeimarThe municipal museum of Weimar is housed in the Bertuchhaus. This former residential and commercial building was built in the years 1780/1803 in classicistic style. Its name goes back to the then owner Friedrich Justin Bertuch, who worked as a writer and publisher.

The rooms of the classical building form an excellent setting for the presentation of the city’s history. At the time of my visit, a special exhibition talks about the Weimar Republic, which was founded in this city in 1919. A commemorative plaque at the German National Theater (Deutsches Nationaltheater) identifies the location of the then National Assembly.

Teddy bears at the municipal museum of Weimar

With a smile, I listen to an interview of an eyewitness, who attended the assemblies of the deputies in the German National Theater as a small child. Afterwards, she played these meetings with her teddy bears. Their bears have survived to this day and are part of the exhibition.

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