Directorate of Museums

The many facets of Weimar’s art and cultural history are reflected in the museums of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar. These contain singular artworks and valuable treasures dating from the Middle Ages to the present day.

The historical residences of prominent figures of the Classical period and modernism and their partially original furnishings provide a fascinating impression of the lives and ideas of their former designers and residents. At the City Castle, which served as the residential seat of the dukes and grand dukes of Saxony-Weimar and Eisenach for centuries, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar is building a new visitor portal and developing an exhibition that highlights the history of the arts, dynasty and politics of Weimar.

With the addition of the new Bauhaus Museum and the reconceptualised Neues Museum, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar has created an important centre for the presentation of modernism and its historical impact to the present day.

The Graphic Art Collections of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar which comprise some 230,000 works are among the most significant of their kind in Germany. They offer a comprehensive view of graphic art and visual design in Europe from the 15th to the 21st century.

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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