Gärtner am Delphinbrunnen der Orangerie Belvedere


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. It is responsible for formulating the fundamental goals of the foundation and deciding on matters of significance, provided these have not been delegated to the president in accordance with the foundation’s statutes. The Scientific Advisory Board supports the work of the president and the constituent departments and serves an advisory function to the Foundation Board.

The central departments fall under the direct oversight of the President:

  • Research and Education
  • Communication, Public Relations, Marketing

There are five directorates at the Klassik Stiftung Weimar:

  • Directorate of Administration
  • Directorate of Castles, Gardens and Buildings
  • Directorate of Museums
  • Directorate of the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv
  • Directorate of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Staff and professional trainees

The Klassik Stiftung Weimar currently employs 419 staff members, 257 of whom are permanently employed and 162 of whom work on a fixed-term basis (last update: February 2019). The Klassik Stiftung Weimar is proud to be a practical training facility for the professionals the future. In 2018 ten volunteer interns and 16 professional trainees obtained advanced professional qualification at the Foundation. The Klassik Stiftung Weimar trains young professionals to become office managers, event technology specialists, bookbinders for single and special editions, and gardeners specialised in ornamental horticulture. All professional trainees in past years have successfully completed their training programmes.

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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