Luftaufnahme des Weimarer Stadtschlosses

The Foundation

In preserving and presenting the cultural assets entrusted in our care, our goal is to be an effective centre of culture, the arts, sciences and education in Germany and around the world.

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar comprises a unique ensemble of cultural landmarks. With more than 27 museums, castles, historical residences, parks, and collections of literature and art, the foundation is one of largest and most important cultural institutions in Germany. Twelve sites are designated as World Heritages Sites by UNESCO.

UNESCO World Heritage

Twelve sites in Weimar are officially designated as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, eleven of which belong to the “Classical Weimar” ensemble, and the Haus Am Horn as part of the “Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau”.

Ballroom of the Weimar City Castle

Our profile

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is managed and represented by the foundation’s president. The highest decision-making body is the Foundation Board.

Structure

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is a non-profit public law foundation with legal capacity. It is managed and legally represented by the foundation’s president. The highest decision-making body is the Foundation Board.

History

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar was established on 1 January 2003 when the Stiftung Weimarer Klassik was merged with the Weimar Art Collections.

Historical photo of the Goethe and Schiller Archive
Historical photo of the Goethe and Schiller Archive

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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