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Introductory theme-based tours for secondary school pupils

Phoenix Rising from the Ashes

This tour introduces pupils at the 8th-grade level and higher to the era of Weimar Classicism. The tour takes you from the Weimar City Castle through the Park on the Ilm to the Goethe Gartenhaus where you will learn how the period of Weimar Classicism began. Some important factors include the Lieberhabertheater, which Goethe helped establish, new forms of social recreation and the design of the park. We also describe the blossoming friendship between Goethe and the young Duke Carl August, as well as Goethe’s accomplishments as minister.

  • Place: Park on the Ilm
  • Duration, price, group size: 90 min., 55 euros (plus entrance fee for grade 11 and up), max. 25 persons

Dawn of Modernism

This tour presents the beginnings of modernism in Weimar starting with the “New Weimar” movement around 1900 and culminating in the founding of the Bauhaus in 1919. The tour begins at the Nietzsche-Archiv (including a tour of the archive itself), continues to the former Art School building and concludes at the former Bauhaus museum on Theaterplatz. You will be introduced to the cultural policies supported by Harry Graf Kessler, the influence of the designer Henry van de Velde between Jugendstil and modernism, and the founding of the Bauhaus. These are explained with respect to the social context of the times, especially with regard to the ambivalence between the promise of the future and the veneration of the past.

  • Place: Downtown Weimar and the Nietzsche-Archiv
  • Duration, price, group size: 90 min., 55 euros (plus entrance fee for grade 11 and up), max. 25 persons
  • Bookable from April to October

Full Modernist Experience

More than 100 years of history, two museums and 90 minutes to see everything. In this guided tour, we introduce you to the highlights of the Neues Museum Weimar and the Bauhaus Museum Weimar. We take you on a grand tour of modernism in Weimar starting in 1860, leading to the turn of the century, and ending in 1919 when the Bauhaus was founded.

Ambivalent History

This tour examines the developments in Weimar from 1800 to the present. The route takes you to the historical landmarks of Weimar Classicism and the commemorative sites of National Socialism, and concludes with a visit of the Wittumspalais. During the tour, we discuss the fundamental ideas and images of mankind which were popular during the age of Weimar Classicism, the 19th century and the years of National Socialism. Questions about the culture of remembrance and commemoration form a thematic arc to the present day.

  • Place: Downtown Weimar and Wittumspalais
  • Duration, price, group size: 90 min., 55 euros (plus entrance fee for grade 11 and up), max. 25 persons

City Tour of Modernism in Weimar

This tour takes you back to Weimar at the beginning of the 20th century and highlights cultural developments with respect to their political and social context. We introduce you to Henry van de Velde’s Arts and Crafts Seminar, we let you revisit the founding of the Bauhaus and the Weimar Republic, and explain the ambitions of the National Socialists in Weimar. On a walk through the “Quarter of Weimar Modernism”, we show you how the town is currently handling its multifaceted past.

  • Place: Downtown Weimar
  • Duration, price: 120 min., 75 euros

Open the Gates! The Dukes Will Receive You Now

An interactive experience on the dining culture of the Goethe Era. Recommended for school children up to grade 6.

  • Place: Belvedere Castle
  • Duration, price, group size: 60 min., 40 euros, max. 15 persons
  • Bookable from April to October

A Princely Entrance

An interactive tour with a costume workshop

  • Place: Wittumspalais
  • Duration, price, group size: 90 min., 55 euros, max. 25 persons
  • Please bring along a camera or smartphone.

A Sense of the Bauhaus

To understand the Bauhaus, you must follow the Bauhaus method – experimenting, investigating and experiencing with your senses. On a guided tour of the exhibition, we introduce you to this experimental school.

  • Place: Bauhaus Museum Weimar
  • Duration, price, group size: 90 min., 55 euros (plus entrance fee for grade 11 and up), max. 25 persons

A Line Without Point or Comma

Even before the Bauhaus was founded, artists and designers were thinking of ways to make our lives simpler and more pleasant. On this guided tour, we examine the important role of the line. After that, you can design your own modern forms in the Workshop Café.

  • Place: Neues Museum Weimar
  • Duration, price, group size: 120 min., 55 euros (plus entrance fee for grade 11 and up), max. 25 persons

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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