Located in central Germany, Weimar is famous for being the historical centre of the German Enlightenment. A home to influential and creative figures such as Bach, Goethe and Nietzsche, Weimar is an essential stop for anyone with an interest in Germany’s history and culture.
Weimar has a wide range of museums that highlight the influential figures who have called this city home. The Nietzsche Archive documents the life of the famous German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche, featuring original works sourced from his sister. Elsewhere, the Goethe National Museum is dedicated to the German author Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. You can learn all about his work from a collection on arts and nature, as well as a series of personal drawings.
Weimar is home to various examples of historical architecture. The city is renowned for being the birthplace of the Bauhaus school of art, design and architecture, and the UNESCO-listed Haus am Horn was the first building based entirely on the school’s principles. Made of concrete and steel, the building went on to influence modern housing across the world. There's also the Church of St Peter and Paul, a Gothic UNESCO-listed landmark that has captivated visitors since 1500.