Jugendliche bei Fotoaufnahmen mit dem Tablet im Wittumspalais Weimar

Several-day educational projects

Discover and gain a deeper appreciation of cultural history! In our several-day educational projects, young people can intensively explore selected subjects related to Weimar Classicism, National Socialism, modernism and much more.

Participants gain a fundamental understanding of cultural-historical contexts over the course of several days. In addition to conveying knowledge, the projects focus on building personal skills and methodological competence.

Our several-day educational projects are suited for pupils in all types of secondary schools. The respective programme is closely coordinated with the accompanying instructor. We would be happy to discuss the details with you personally!


The two Cicerone intensive courses offer students a cross-disciplinary introduction to Weimar’s cultural history – from Weimar Classicism to classical modernism. The courses are offered as modules and can be completed independently of one another.

The Cicerone basic course (5 days) introduces participants to a specific thematic complex. School classes can register to participate in a basic course as part of a class trip. The participation fee is 30 euros per person (plus travel expenses, overnight accommodation and meals).

The Cicerone summer academy, the Studium Generale (2 weeks), takes place once a year and is targeted at interested students who must apply individually to participate. This second module emphasises independent academic work and comprises seminars, excursions, museum visits, and theatre- and art-pedagogical units. The project provides extensive knowledge, awakens interest in cultural issues and offers insights into the professional fields of humanities research.

This year’s summer academy will take place from 28 July to 11 August 2019. The application deadline is 15 May 2019. 


This five-day Cicerone+ course is suitable for pupils in all types of schools at 8th-grade level and higher. The course focuses primarily on Duchess Anna Amalia and the early years of Weimar Classicism. The participants have five days to develop a short presentation which they later hold at historical locations. Theatre-pedagogical exercises are a central component of the programme, as are practical artistic and museum-educational activities.

Organisational information:


Expeditions in culture and history. An online platform by young people for young people.

How can young people today learn about culture and history on their own? In the several-day educational project “Youpedia”, pupils at the 8th-grade level and higher explore Weimar’s cultural history by using tablets and doing research on the web. Then they present the results to other young learners on the website Youpedia.de.

During their stay in Weimar, the pupils are given theme-oriented tours and research topics of their own choosing. Divided into small groups, they work together to develop a presentation in the form of a radio play, film or a text-image narrative. The final products are then posted on the mobile website and serve as an educative medium for other young people.

The Youpedia project is jointly organised by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar and the Deutsches Jugendherbergswerk e.V. and builds on the experience gained from the “Weimarpedia” project, developed in 2010 by the Klassik Stiftung Weimar in cooperation with the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

Youpedia was originally conceived as an interstate project and is therefore constantly expanding to other locations and regions which are interested in using the online platform for their own educational projects. For more information, click here.

Organisational information:

  • The participation fee is 22 to 30 euros per person depending on the length of the project (3-5 days) (plus travel expenses, overnight accommodation and meals).

The “Weimarpedia” project was sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (2009–2012) and the Thuringian Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports, formerly the Thuringian Ministry for Education, Science and Culture. “Youpedia“ is also financed by the Thuringian Ministry for Education, Youth and Sports, and the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung.

Images of Mankind

What factors influence our life (together) in society and what role could artistic interventions play in this regard? In the several-day educational project “Images of Mankind”, students investigate the various images of humankind that were prevalent in Weimar Classicism and the following epochs. They are given the chance to study original objects displayed at the historical sites, and together in seminars they discuss their impressions – also in relation to their own lives. [for more information, download the info brochure]

Organisational information:

  • Group size: max. 50 pupils
  • The participation fee is 22 to 30 euros per person depending on the length of the project (3-5 days) (plus travel expenses, overnight accommodation and meals).

We offer the “Images of Mankind” concept with international cooperation partners in the Snapshot project.

Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.

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