Weimar is steeped in history and is well known for playing a significant role in the cultural development of Germany throughout the ages. The city itself is in the federal state of Thuringia, which is one of the most central states in the country. Known for being quite a steep and mountainous area, Weimar boasts some fabulous views if you’re willing to take on some of the hillier terrain within the region. With a population of 65,000, Weimar is a very typical German city, offering many insights into German history and culture. It also has one of the lowest levels of annual precipitation in Germany, so you can almost be sure that you won’t need to bring an umbrella on board your bus! It doesn’t have to be completely dry though, just have a look at our Nightlife section below.
Things to do in Weimar
If you’re in the mood for some fresh air then go for a walk towards Ebensberg and enjoy the view from 482m, or go for a relaxing stroll in the “Park an der Ilm”. Weimar is one of the most renowned cities in Germany for what it can offer visitors. A visit to both the Goethe Museum and Schillerhaus is an absolute must when visiting Weimar, especially when you’re artistically inclined. The St. Peter and Paul cathedral is another beautiful example of the craft of previous eras. Weimar offers visitors a completely different experience, a chance to delve into culture and spark a different kind of conversation. Hop on a bus and enjoy a really unique trip.
Weimar: Culture & History
Weimar was home to one of the most iconic figures in world literature - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Goethe’s works along with those of Friedrich Schiller, also of Weimar, contributed largely to the philosophical revolution known as the Age of Enlightenment. This also led to the creation of the literary genre known as “Weimar Classicism”. Weimar was regarded as one of Europe’s strongest focal points during this revolutionary period. After the death of Goethe, Weimar became renowned throughout Europe as a cultural hub and was one of the most influential cities in this field for many years to come, being the catalyst of 2 further movements; “the Classical Age” (1758- 1832) and “the Silver Ages and the New Weimar” (1832 – 1918).
Nightlife in Weimar
Weimar has a fantastic theatre, one of the most cherished musical and theatrical venues in the city. You should definitely try to catch a show when you’re in town. Although Weimar isn’t a typical party destination, this city still has a lot to offer after the sun goes down. Shisha bars are quite popular in Germany and the same is true for Weimar. There are also numerous bars that cater for all ages and plenty of great spots where you can sit quietly and enjoy a traditional German beer or dance the night away with your mates. And of course, what would be a city worth writing about if it wasn’t home to an Irish pub!
Your bus stop in Weimar
Weimar central station
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