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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
An interactive experience on the dining culture of the Goethe Era. Recommended for school children up to grade 6.
An interactive tour with a costume workshop
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.
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.