The Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv in Weimar is the oldest literary archive in Germany.

With holdings totalling some five million sheets, it is the central archive for German-language literature and culture of the 18th and 19th century.

We invite you to learn more about our profile, our history and the association of supporters of the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv. You will also find contacts and secondary literature on the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv on the following pages.

„I imagine Goethe climbing these stairs, or Schiller gazing upon the trees from these windows; they would have been filled with a most pleasant feeling of satisfaction had they envisioned these rooms with their writings as a reflection of the future.“

Herman Grimm to Grand Duchess Sophie of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach (17 September 1896)


The three large rooms on the first floor represent the core of the archive.

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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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