City Castle with Castle Museum

About us

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is a unique ensemble of cultural memorial sites. With more than 20 museums, palaces, historic houses, parks as well as literary and art collections, it is one of the largest and most significant cultural institutions in Germany. Eleven of the Klassik Stiftung’s properties are mentioned in UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list as part of »Classical Weimar«. More than 700,000 people visit the Klassik Stiftung’s institutions every year.

With the master plan »Cosmos Weimar« which was drawn up in 2008, the Stiftung has developed a forward-looking concept that will open up the marvellous museum landscape in and around Weimar for visitors. The most important measures are the development of the city palace as the centre of the Klassik Stiftung and the construction of a new Bauhaus museum.


The Stiftung’s work focuses on the era of Weimar Classicism and its effects on the art and culture of the 19th century as well as on the modernity with Franz Liszt, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry van de Velde and Bauhaus. By bridging the gap with present-day arts and sciences, the Stiftung aims to create scope for the discussion of questions in the spirit of these traditions.

With the committed cultural assets, the goal of the Stiftung is to be a centre of culture, science and learning and to make a mark in Germany and throughout the world.

The Stiftung’s tasks include:

  • Conservation, indexing, research and documentation of inventories and collections
  • Maintenance of its historic houses, monuments and parks
  • Presentation, procurement and supplementation of museum collections
  • Planning and implementation of exhibitions and events
  • Supporting national and international research


The Klassik Stiftung Weimar introduces itself

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