Roman House, ceiling of Blue Salon © Klassik Stiftung Weimar

UNESCO World Heritage Sites

»Classic Weimar« ensemble

In 1998, the UNESCO world heritage committee added the »Classic Weimar« ensemble to its list of World Heritage Sites. Most of the properties listed belong to the Klassik Stiftung. The World Heritage Site includes buildings in Weimar’s old town along with the spacious parks and their individual buildings, which exemplify the cultural epoch of Weimar classicism.

The individual sites are:

The properties belonging to the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are marked with an asterisk.

By adding these institutions to the list of World Heritage Sites, UNESCO pays tribute to »the great significance for art history of the public and private buildings and parks from the heyday of ›classical Weimar‹« and the »outstanding role played by Weimar as a centre of intellectualism in the late 18th and early 19th centuries«.

Memory of the World

In 2001, UNESCO featured all of the handwritten work left by Goethe, which is kept in the Goethe and Schiller Archive, into its programme for preserving the world’s documentary heritage »Memory of the World«.