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Goethe and Schiller Archive

The Goethe and Schiller Archive is the oldest literary archive in Germany. It contains 130 estates of writers, scholars, philosophers, composers and fine artists, 14 archives of publishing houses, associations and literary societies (e.g. the Goethe Society, the Insel Verlag Leipzig and the German Schiller Foundation), as well as an autograph collection with items by some 3,000 writers. Because of the unique profile of its collection, the Goethe and Schiller Archive is widely recognised as one of the world’s central archives of German literature of the 18th and 19th century. In 2001, UNESCO added Goethe’s literary estate to its Memory of the World Register.



Visitor information


Goethe and Schiller Archive
Jenaer Straße 1
99425 Weimar

Opening hours

2.1. - 23.12.
Mo Tu We Th Fr | 08:30 - 18:00
Sa Su | 11:00 - 16:00

Handicap Information


Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Direktion Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv
Postfach 2012
99401 Weimar
Phone: +49 (0) 3643-545-240
Fax: +49 (0) 3643-545-241