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Weimar is a city located in the east part of Germany and was a place where many important historical acts were made. It is at the same time the heart of German culture. After Johann Wolfgang Goethe moved to Weimar in 1793, the city became a center of the art, culture and spiritual activity, encouraging the people to fight for their freedom and human rights. At the beginning of the last century, the city was the starting point of the architectural Bauhaus movement, which was a revolution in architecture, art and design. If you travel to Weimar, you can't miss the first Bauhaus school of architecture and art, which was founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius.
The city was home for many famous German people, including Friedrich Nietzsche, Wassily Kandinsky, Friedrich Schiller, Richard Wagner, and Johann Sebastian Bach. You can explore the city center by footstep, because all the major sites are at a short distance from each other.
After booking cheap flights to Weimar, you can start making your list with what to do in this beautiful city. Beside many museums, there are many places that you should visit, including some local restaurants.
The Weimar's Old Town is the best place to start your trip into the Old Town. The entire area is part of the UNESCO World heritage site, with around twenty objectives located close to each other. These buildings come from Classical Weimar period (1770-1830) and there are including the Baroque Duke Palaces, the neo-Gothic Town Hall, the Royal stables, and several magnificent town houses. In the Theaterplatz you can find the statue of the most important German writers: Schiller and Goethe. The statue was made in 1857 and is a landmark of the city.
The National Goethe Museum shows to the public the life and work of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous German writer who lived for more than 50 years in Weimar. The museum is located in his Baroque home.
If you choose flights to Weimar you can also visit the Schiller House, that belong to : Friedrich von Schiller, Goethe's good friend, another essential figure of German literature. He spent his last years in Weimar and here he wrote his masterpiece, the Wilhelm Tell.
The city is the birthplace of the Bauhaus style, which was a real revolution in architecture at the beginning of the 20th century. The Bauhaus University and the Bauhaus Museum, build in the original style, worth to be visited. The Weimar Town Castle was many things to show to everybody, including festive halls, classical galleries, grand staircases and unique art objects coming from the Middle Ages until the end of the 19th century.
During the World War II, the city suffered because of the Nazi ideology. The university suffered the most, due to the ethnic persecution from 1933. The Buchenwald Memorial is another landmark of that dark period in Europe’s history. At only 5 miles lie the remains of the concentration camp Buchenwald. During the Nazi Germany 250,000 people were imprisoned here and more than 50,000 were murdered. You can visit the camp grounds, memorial sites and various exhibitions.
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library plays a crucial role in the development of the Goethe's Sturm und Drang Movement. The library was founded in 176o and is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. It holds countless original books, including the world's largest collection of Faust, a 16th century bible of Martin Luther and a large collection of medieval manuscripts.
The city is well known for its restaurants and pubs. You can eat and drink good local food and beer, but there are also several popular restaurants with international menus. In the city center you can taste also Italian, Chinese or Thai food.
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