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Classical Weimar UNESCO World Heritage Site

Classical Weimar UNESCO World Heritage Site
Friedrich Schiller's home, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Weimer

The World Heritage Committee designated the ensemble of buildings from the Classical Weimar period as being one of UNESCO's Wolrd Heritage Sites at its 24th session in Kyoto, Japan in 1998. The Weimar Classic age coincided with the peak of German national literature (circa 1800). The Weimar Classic period ran from 1775-1832, which was when Goethe lived and worked in this small town. Apart from Goethe, Friedrich Schiller, Christoph Martin Wieland and Johann Gottfried Herder also contributed to the Weimar Classic period. It could only developed in an intellectual cultural atmosphere created by Duchess Anna Amalia and further encouraged by Duke Carl August. Important European ideas of literary criticism, art theory, aesthetics and teaching evolved in Weimar in that time.

The World Heritage Site of classical Weimar contains: Goethe's Home at the Frauenplan, Schiller's Home, The Widow Palace, The Town Church St.Peter and Paul, The Residential Palace, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, the Ducal Vault and Historic Cemetery, the Park on the river Ilm with its Roman House, Goethe's Garden House, the Tiefurt Palace and Park, the Belvedere Palace and Orangery and its Park, and the Ettersburg Palace and Park.

For more information visit the Weimer Tourism Bureau

[ Source: http://www.weimar.de/en/tourism/homepage/sights/unesco-world-heritage/ ]

Related: http://www.weimar.de/en/tourism/homepage/tourist-information/
Address: Friedenstrasse 1 / Weimar Atrium, 99423 Weimar
Tags: Weimer, Classic Age, Goethe, UNESCO World Heritage Site


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