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Heinrich-Heine-Strasse 16, Weimar, Thuringia, 99423, Germany
More about Weimar
Marktplatz, Weimar, Deutschland 2009
My old picture of the Poets' monument, 1981
The monument to Goethe and Schiller, Weimar
Travel Tips for Weimar
Climate in Weimar
Rainy season: There is no special rainy season
Avg. Temp. in Spring: max.: 7 – 18°C ( 46 - 64°F ); min: 0 - 7°C ( 32 - 45°F )
Avg. Temp. in Summer: max.: 21 – 23°C ( 70 - 74°F ); min: 11 - 13°C ( 51 - 55°F )
Avg. Temp. in Autumn: max.: 6 – 18°C ( 43 - 64°F); min: 2 - 9°C ( 36 – 49°F )
Avg. Temp. in Winter: max.: 1 – 3°C ( 34 - 38°F); min: -3 - 0°C ( 27 - 32°F )
The Russian Church
Further down the main path in the cemetery you come to the Fürstengruft.
When you walk around the Fürstengruft - see my tourist trap tip - you come to the entrance of the Russian Church. It's a working church, very small, almost overcrowded with art objects and paintings.It's hard to imagine a service being held in there, but the lady on the desk told us about services. You can also see some photos from a baptism.
The church is beautiful, I can't think of any other word. It's free, there is no entrance fee at all, but you can give a donation for the upkeeping.
Goethe's house II
A visit of Goethe's house wouldn't be complete without a relaxing break in his beautiful garden just behind it. The garden is quite large, probably around 50x20m. Several blossoming flower beds make the garden look wonderful in summer. At some places there are benches which may be used for sitting down and perhaps reading a poem of his...
I enjoyed the garden as much as the house itself.
The dwellings of Friedrich von Schiller
Friedrich von Schiller, one of Germany's most famous poets lived in Weimar for some years of his life, being a good friend of Goethe, though not as well off financially. This can be seen in his house, especially if compared to the Goethehaus in Frauenplan. The Schillerhaus, as it is called, is far simpler, featuring small rooms, but having a charme of its own. Schiller bought this house in 1802, it had been a life-long dream of his to have his own house and he finally fulfilled it at the age of 43. Tragically, he died only three years later. The house has been a museum ever since 1847. It's small and simply but friendly furnished rooms feature several pieces of furniture that actually belonged to Schiller and in his study, on his desk, you can even see his very last manuscript. Little details give a good impresion of the daily life in the Schiller household, like a houseold book showing the expenses of the household. The wallpapers have actually been specially reprinted to look like those used in 1802. You also get to see the private rooms of Schiller's wife Charlotte and the somewhat more elegant reception room. The adjoining Schiller museum gives you some background of the life and work of this poet.
Goethe's garden house
The garden house of Goethe, situated in the lovely Ilm park, is very small and extremely simple. It was Goethe's very first own dwelling. You get to see the dining room and kitchen on the first floor, sparsely and spartanically furnished. Upstairs you will find the study, the bedroom and the library. Take a note of the weird desk chair in the study, basically just a large block on three legs on which one had to sit as if on a horse. Looks extremely uncomfortable for my taste. The view from the rooms in the upper floor is gorgeous, you can see the Ilm park in its full glory. The house always was special to Goethe, also because close to it he met his future wife Christiane. He only moved to the house at Frauenplan because he was advancing in rank and therefore needed more suitable housing. However, be prepared for the garden house to be very small, there isn't exactly very much to see. Still, it is worth a visit as it gives a good impression of how Goethe used to live in his early years.