Weekend Getaway to Weimar

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Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar might not be on your radar – yet. It is a small German town in Thuringia and will ring a bell if you are familiar with German history and culture. Otherwise it might ring a bell in future after you have read this blog post. So why Weimar? First of all, the decision was largely shaped by a friend who runs the wonderful Design Apartments Weimar right there. Second, the history of this place is amazing. Goethe, Schiller, the Bauhaus movement – big names all in one small town. Let’s have a look, shall we?

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar is a four hours drive from Munich away and has quite something to offer. Even though it’s a pretty small town, it’s rich in art, culture, and architecture. One of Germany’s most important writers, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, lived and worked in Weimar. So did Friedrich von Schiller, yet another important German poet and playwright. Both belonged to the so-called Weimar Classicism literary movement. So it comes as no surprise that both gentlemen adorn the city’s central square in front of the theatre.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar is utterly picturesque. A cute old town invites the visitors to roam and discover the sights on-the-go. Due to its rather small size, it is easy to do everything by foot. Some of the main sights of Weimar include the castle with a museum, the Anna Amalia Library, and a vast adjacent park. In the park you can visit Goethe’s garden home where he found inspiration in nature.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

One of the must-sees is Goethe’s home and museum. When you walk through his home you will notice that Goethe was quite an interior guy. Every room has a different colour referencing the decor or purpose of the room. He collected crystals and stones, owned lots of books, busts and replicas from Italy – in a nutshell: This could have been my home hundreds of years ago. Do not miss the museum after the house visit. It is really amazing and very informative.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Moreover, the Bauhaus museum in the city center is an excellent place if you are interested in design and architecture. Though pretty small, it gives a great insight into the Bauhaus movement which originated in Weimar. In fact you will spot lots of buildings from various eras and styles in the old town – from medieval buildings over classicist buildings to Bauhaus architecture.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Despite it’s great number of museums and sights, you can really take it easy and enjoy the city. Weimar offers some fine cafés and restaurants too. Check out the Koriat Kuchenmanufaktur for delicious homemade cakes, the cool Weinbar for great tapas and wine, or the Anno 1900 for a good dinner. For breakfast I recommend the Brotklappe with fabulous pastries and breads from their in-house bakery.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar has more to offer than just history. If you love design and home decor, do not miss a visit to the recently opened Design.We.Love shop. A fine selection of design items, including the work of local artists, as well as vintage items are on sale there. In another curiosity shop I found amazing big crystals for a fraction of the price I would pay in Munich. So even from Weimar you will not return empty-handed.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

Let’s quickly return to the first reason why I went to Weimar. My friend Mark runs with his partner three design apartments in a beautiful 19th century buildings. Each apartment is meticulously designed and styled with a great sense for design. And the best is: Many of the items can be bought in their webshop too. Design to live in and take home if you want so.

Weimar, travel tips, visit Weimar, Weimar travel tips, travel blog, travel blogger, Germany

So I don’t know if you will ever get to Weimar or not. But I hope you got a little impression of what makes this German city so special and worth visiting. Happy weekend (already, I know)!!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply Bettina March 3, 2017 at 09:55

    A very nice summary of the most wonderful places. Another nice place to eat at is the “Crêperie du palais” (Am Palais 1). And you can shop wonderful stationary at the little shop “Artographie Werkstatt” (Karlstraße 6).

    • Reply Igor March 3, 2017 at 10:05

      Ah excellent extra tips! I saw the Creperie actually, it looked really nice indeed!

  • Reply annton March 3, 2017 at 11:38

    What a lovely trip. I always had a thing for Weimar (even a lover once, but psst!) and believe it is one of the most beautiful little towns in Germany. With a creative vibe! Funny that I find my friend Mareice in your images as well. As often a our paths kind of cross, it would be nice to really cross them one day. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Igor March 3, 2017 at 13:20

      Yes indeed, it has a very cool vibe! I liked the mix of history, art, and a cool relaxed lifestyle. And I can really recommend a stay over at Mark’s place – it’s really amazing!

  • Reply Ricarda March 3, 2017 at 14:28

    Ach Weimar ist so so schön! Das hätte ich ja vorher nie gedacht – ich möchte auch irgendwann noch einmal dort hin, vielleicht eher im Sommer 🙂 Danke dass Du mit den Bildern Erinnerungen wach gerufen hast! Liebe Grüße nach München, Ricarda

    • Reply Igor March 3, 2017 at 14:46

      Nächstes Mal gehen wir aber zeitgleich, dann macht es gleich doppelt Spaß!!! Lieben Gruß nach Köln!!!

  • Reply Sabine March 4, 2017 at 07:52

    Hach – sweet memories. Unser letzter Besuch dort ist Jahre her. Aber große Vorfreude, denn diesen Sommer fahren wir wieder hin, yeah : ). Danke für die wundervollen Bilder! Herzlich nach München, Sabine

    • Reply Igor March 6, 2017 at 01:25

      Oh das wird schön. Ich war ganz entzückt von Weimar!! Lieben Gruß aus München!

  • Reply Gisela Foster March 6, 2017 at 20:49

    I have been to Weimar twice and absolutely loved it. You covered it quite well in your blog. But, I would like to add the cemetery where Goethe is honored. The cemetery itself is beautiful and worth a lot of photographs. And then, of course there is the Park on the Ilm and Goethe’s little summer house. Well worth an afternoon walk.
    On my second trip I spent a lot of time watching people with umbrellas. Another day I took pictures of people eating Bratwurst in the Market Square. If I could afford it I would go again. And I would continue my travel journal “Good Evening Herr Goethe.”

    • Reply Igor March 6, 2017 at 20:59

      Thanks for the additional tips Gisela!!! I missed the cemetery indeed but I went to the Park on the Ilm and to Goethe’s summer/garden house, it is even pictured. It is definitely a cute town and wort a visit!! Lots of culture there!

  • Reply Patrick S. March 21, 2017 at 09:18

    Traumhafte Eindrücke aus dieser kleinen aber feinen und historisch bedeutenden Stadt. Dank deines Beitrags kommt Weimar auf jeden Fall auf meine “to-visit” Liste – da hat sie bislang unverständlicherweise gefehlt. Viele Grüße, Patrick

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