For culture vultures

As we all know, there are many reasons to travel. But Thuringia’s cultural landscape can provide some of the finest. Here, world heritage sites line up close to each other. You can experience ‘Classical Weimar’ and the Bauhaus and see for yourself how alive history and tradition can be. There is a special atmosphere around authentic places linked with Luther, Bach, Goethe and Schiller as well as Wartburg Castle near Eisenach. And if you are not yet a ‘culture connoisseur’, you can become one in the process of travelling and start planning your next Thuringia trip – to attend a top-class concert, a magical opera performance or a one-of-a-kind festival.

Which cultural treasures do you want to discover?

Historischer Festsaal auf der Wartburg
Richard Wagner in Thuringia

Experience music and more in original settings

Wagner was no stranger to Thuringia. He visited the Venus Grotto and Wartburg Castle, where he found inspiration for his opera Tannhäuser, stayed in Meiningen with the duke and his family and obtained a fake passport in Jena. His legacy reflects the way he lived his life – bold, unconventional and full of drama …
Cranach-Altar in der Kirche St. Peter und St. Paul in Weimar
On the trail of Cranach in Thuringia

Art and passion

Lucas Cranach the Elder was one of the most exciting artists of his time. He was friends with Martin Luther and printed flyers for the Reformation, yet he still had Catholic patrons …
Bauhaus-Museum Weimar
Exploring the Bauhaus-Museum Weimar

Modernism cubed

As the saying goes, there’s no accounting for taste. The new Bauhaus Museum, which opened in Weimar in 2019, has certainly been controversial. The Klassik Stiftung Weimar foundation, together with the architect, Heike Hanada, opened the innovative building to coincide with the Bauhaus centenary in Weimar. Since then it has been home to the oldest Bauhaus collection in the world, compiled by Walter Gropius himself.
Außenansicht der Alten Synagoge Erfurt
Hidden treasures of all sizes

Happy moments

Every year, we go on a short trip together. A mini-break over the weekend, just my husband and I – all alone. We’ve never been to Erfurt before - I'm curious to find out what we'll discover on a weekend. Our way leads us to the city's landmarks, such as the Krämerbrücke and the Erfurt Cathedral. But also to the Old Synagogue. And so we immerse ourselves in the 900-year-old Jewish culture in this city.
An interview with Rolf C. Hemke, artistic director of the Kunstfest Weimar arts festival

Weimar is a pocket-sized cultural hub

The Kunstfest Weimar arts festival is one of the town’s cultural highlights during the summer months. Internationally acclaimed artists join Weimar’s young, creative scene to transform its streets into a vibrant and inspiring stage. In this interview, the festival’s artistic director, Rolf C. Hemke, provides a fascinating look behind the scenes and also reveals which famous person from the past he would like to have coffee with.
Windischenstraße in Weimar
Getting to know the real Weimar

Hidden gems of Weimar

Weimar is the home of German Classicism. But it is also so much more than that. Anyone who takes a leisurely stroll through its enchanting old lanes will discover a town full of charm, with secluded spots, friendly people and lovely little shops.
Eingangssituation Konzert von Vikingur Olafsson bei den Thüringer Bachwochen in Weimar
Thuringia Bach Festival

3 Questions to Christoph Drescher

With over 50 concerts at Eastertime, a whole region raises a sound. For the guests of the Thuringia Bach Festival it is exhilarating to listen to Bach´s music in authentic places. We have met the festival director for an interview.

Weimar – A German Classic?

Whether Goethe, Schiller and the Weimar Classicism, Modernism and Bauhaus, castles and gardens or the Quartier der Moderne - Weimar is a city for culture lovers. But it is much more: a place of enchanting old alleys, secluded corners and nice little shops.

 

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