German Impressions – Weimar

Weimar’s records go back to the year 899.  1552 Weimar became the capital of the Duchy of ‘Sachsen-Weimar’. During the late 18th and early 19th century Weimar was an important cultural centre.  It was the home for Goethe, Schiller, Herder, Hummel, Liszt and Bach.  Richard Strauss work for 5 years as second conductor in the ‘Staatskapelle’ Weimar .


The town hall is located on one of the many squares of Weimar.  It was rebuilt in 1981 after it was burned down twice.

The ‘Stadthaus’ was rebuilt 1968-71 restoring the historic front in the style of the early renaissance.  In the back you can see the steeple which is part of the City Palace developed over more than 500 years construction work.


This steeple which is part of the city palace can be seen from almost everywhere.

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I just had to take pictures of the variety of facades.

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Not every building has been restored

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In the courtyard of the university you find this rather oversized chair next to the library.

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It was Weimar’s first monument for a poet and was unveiled on Herder’s 16th birthday at the former pottery market in front of the City Church St. Peter and Paul (where Herder had worked). Johann Gottfried Herder, philosopher and theologian (1744-1803), was appointed to the position of General Superintendent of the churches in the Duchy of Saxony-Weimar upon Goethe’s recommendation in 1776


Goethe’s Garden House – Bought for Goethe by the Duke, the poet lived here until moving to the house on Frauenplan …

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… under the watchful eyes of this crumbling wall.


4 thoughts on “German Impressions – Weimar

  1. Like the photos – but they are dark one level. Ease off the ND or lift light one in post. Really nice but unnaturally subdued.


  2. Can you get a lighter grey background or add a level of black / darker grey to the text. Contrast is hard on aging eyes 😉


    • Hi Dan, Thanks for your comments. I have been struggling with the colour differentiation between text and background for a while. I can’t find a way to make the text darker. Might have to look at a different theme. I have again adjusted the background. I hope this is better. Cheers Christoph


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