Die Spuren berühmter Komponisten (Bach, Liszt und Wagner), Schriftsteller und Philosophen (Goethe, Schiller, Wieland, Herder, Fichte, Hegel, Schelling und Nietzsche) Designer und Architekten (Henry van der Velde und Walter Gropius) und Pädagogen (Falk und Steiner) haben den Geist von Weimar geprägt: Die musikalischen Innovationen Johann Sebastian Bachs und Franz Liszts "Zukunftsmusik", die Dichtung der Weimarer Klassik von Goethe und Schiller und der Romantik und der damit in vielfältiger Wechselwirkung stehende Deutsche Idealismus Fichtes, Hegels und Schellings, die vom Schriftstellern und Philosophien Friedrich Nietzsche angestoßene kulturellen Erneuerung, die in Weimar ihren besonderen Ausdruck in dem von Henry van der Velde gestalteten Übergang zu modernen Design und Architektur und in dem von seinem Nachfolger Walter Gropius gegründeten Bauhaus gefunden hat.
Die Kulturreisen der Villa Ingrid bieten die Möglichkeit, diese kulturellen Schätze und Zusammenhänge gemeinsam mit anderen interessierten Menschen zu erkunden, dabei dem Geist von Weimar nachzuspüren und wertvolle Anregungen für das eigene Leben mitzunehmen.
Kulturreisen der Villa Ingrid werden sowohl als offene Veranstaltungen als auch für geschlossene Gruppen angeboten.
With a rich knowledge about Weimar and the region we will make your stay in Weimar to become an unforgetable experience.
Weimar offers a unique combination of art and culture and countless opportunities to discover the city's culture. Walk in the footsteps of the famous composers Johann Sebastian Bach, Franz Liszt and Richard Wagner, the influential poets Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller, or walk around the enchanting old town. No wonder people say Weimar has personality. Its countless famous residents and large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites give the city a distinctive flair that simply has to be experienced to be believed.
Palaces and parks, museums and monuments - the list of Weimars sights is splendidly long. Small but great: museums, palaces, parks and gardens- to discover Weimar's past means discover Germany's history. To visit every museum in Weimar – you need a lot of time. In a city of 65.000 inhabitants we have more than 20 museums.
Weimar has as many as two entries in UNESCO’s World Heritage List: Classical Weimar and Bauhaus Sites in Weimar.
The Park on the River Ilm is a place for intellectual activity, relaxation and entertainment - both in the past and the present. Goethe sought the closeness to nature - and found it.
Goethe National Museum Goethe's Home and the Goethe National Museum on Frauenplan provide the most important evidence of the Weimar classics. Goethe spent 50 years of his life here. Shortly after the death of Goethe’s last grandson Walther, Goethe’s historic house and his art and nature collections passed on to the trusteeship of the Goethe National Museum, founded in 1885. Two museum buildings were built in 1913 and 1935 to accommodate the steadily growing collection. The Goethe National Museum is situated in the same building as Goethe's Home.
The Bauhaus-Museum displays a selection of the collection of works by the Bauhaus that was founded in Weimar in 1919 and caused a worldwide furore in design and architecture. The Bauhaus Museum Weimar with its exhibition of more than 300 objects offers insights into the development of the State Bauhaus in the place in which it was founded, namely in Weimar. The Am Horn House by Georg Muche is the only example of Bauhaus architecture in Weimar and was built in connection with the first major Bauhaus exhibition in 1923.
The City Palace is a
magnificent ducal residence and houses the former grand-ducal art collection dating from the Middle Ages until Modernity around 1900.
The sumptuous rooms of the Palace Museum are just as impressive as the collection of first-class European art spanning the period from the Middle Ages and the Reformation to the beginning of the twentieth century. The building was once the seat of government and residence of dukes and grand dukes.
Anna Amalia Bibliothek (Historical Library)
Anna Amalia had the ‘Green Palace’ turned into a library comprising a unique combination of books, an art collection and architecture. The Rococo Hall is especially famous. After the library was hit by a devastating fire in September 2004, it was reopened in December 2007 as the jewel of Weimar's museums. The Rokoko hall at the Herzogin (historical library) that once again gleams in new splendour. There are one million volumes at the new and old library.
Modelled on the Petit Trianon in the Park of Versailles, Grand Duchess Sophie had the oldest literature archive in Germany built to preserve handwritten manuscripts by Goethe and Schiller. The stocks in the library are made available for research purposes – either in the original or as a copy on film.
Buchenwald memorial is an important venue to recall the crimes committed during the Nazi period. 500,000 visitors come here every year. The infamous Nazi concentration camp known as Buchenwald existed between 1937 and 1945 on Ettersberg.
Weimar Town Museum in Bertuch House shows the history of Weimar in the time from 1919. The rooms on the ground floor are occasionally open for the various exhibitions and public lectures organised by the museum’s Association of Friends and Patrons.
Museum of Contemporary Art
This prestigious neo-Renaissance building was formerly the Grand Ducal Museum but is now the home of the Museum of Contemporary Art. The celebrated artists Daniel Buren and Sol Le Witt were involved in its elaborate refurbishment.
Museum of the Earliest and Ancient History of Thuringia
Thuringia – an important cultural region– since the very beginning of human settlements, it was the home to a mix of numerous cultures, ethnic groups and peoples such as the Celts, Germans, Slavs or Franks, which is also a reflection of early European history.
When visiting Villa Ingrid in Weimar, you may choose between 4 uniquely equipped non-smoking apartments from 1 – 3 bed rooms with an extraordinary atmosphere for an unforgettable stay in Weimar. Of course all rooms are equipped up to modern standards.
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