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Schiller Residence


Friedrich Schiller purchased the house where today is known as Schillerstrasse for himself and his family in 1802; it was originally built in 1777. He had to go deep into debt to finance the purchase. The family lived in the house until Charlotte von Schiller’s death in 1826. It became municipal property in 1847, and in the same year also became the first publicly accessible memorial to a poet in Germany. It was severely damaged by bombing in 1945, but was reopened in 1946.


The house combines authentic items from Schiller’s properties with comparable additions and contemporary décor. It allows the visitor to get a feeling for contemporary tastes and living conditions as well as the atmosphere of work, living and domesticity in Schiller Residence. The ground floor comprises the hall, kitchen and servant’s room. An exhibition screen documents the history of the house and gives an insight into everyday life in the Schiller household. The living room, the rooms occupied by Schiller’s wife Charlotte and the sleeping chambers of their daughters are located on the first floor. The most outstanding features of these rooms include a coffee pot made of Thuringian porcelain, a wedding present from Schiller’s mother-in-law, cups, a tea machine and champagne glasses from the family properties. Small drawings and cutouts by Schiller’s children are on display in the nursery. The rooms used by Schiller until his early death in 1805 are located separately in the attic. Visitors are welcomed by a copy of the most famous portrait of Schiller, painted by Anton Graff. The walls in the adjoining salon are decorated with pictures which belonged to Schiller. One of the most striking objects from Schiller’s properties on display is the imposing bust of Schiller sculpted by Johann Heinrich Dannecker. This study, most of the furnishings in which are originals, is the most important and authentic room in the house. This is the room where the poet completed his dramas »The Bride of Messina« and »William Tell«. His last work »Demetrius« is merely fragmentary. The exhibition »Schiller in Thuringia« informs visitors about the poet’s life and work in Bauerbach, Rudolstadt, Jena and Weimar.

Schiller Residence is situated in the same building as the Schiller Museum. For further information on the Schiller Museum please see Schiller Museum.

Visitor information


Schiller Residence
Schillerstraße 12
99423 Weimar

Opening hours

1.1. - 30.3.
Tu We Th Fr Sa Su | 09:30 - 16:00

31.3. - 26.10.
Tu We Th Fr Sa Su | 09:30 - 18:00

27.10. - 31.12.
Tu We Th Fr Sa Su | 09:30 - 16:00

New Years Day (Jan 1)
09:30 - 16:00 open

Good Friday
09:30 - 18:00 open

Easter Sunday till Easter Monday
09:30 - 18:00 open

Labor Day (May 1)
09:30 - 18:00 open

Ascension Day
09:30 - 18:00 open

Pentecost (Saturday and Monday)
09:30 - 18:00 open

German Unification Day (Oct 3)
09:30 - 18:00 open

Reformation Day (Oct 31)
09:30 - 16:00 open

Christmas Eve (Dec 24)

Christmas Day (Dec 25)
09:30 - 16:00 open

Day after Christmas (Dec 26)
09:30 - 16:00 open

New Years Eve (Dec 31)
09:30 - 16:00 open

Regelmäßige Führung

Sa | 13:00 - 14:00


Sa | 10:00 - 11:00


Adults 8,00 € | Discount 6,50 € | School Kid (16-20 years) 3,00 €
Youth under 16 years free
Audioguide available

Führungsgebühr zzgl. zum Eintrittspreis für das Museum:
Adults 3 € | Discount 3 € | School Kid (16-20 years) 1 €

Handicap Information


Klassik Stiftung Weimar
Kommunikation, Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Marketing
Frauentorstraße 4
99423 Weimar
Phone: +49 3643 545-400
Fax: +49 3643 545-401

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