Weimar - heart of culture
While you are cordially invited to attend an exciting scientific event you also get in touch with the Classical City of Weimar as one of the famous German places located in the Federal State of Thuringia. Weimar is known for its beautiful architecture. The great diversity in cultural sites and activities reflect the literary genre of Weimar Classicism, majorly influenced by the writers Johann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich Schiller and also the acting of diverse famous composers and architects including the famous design school “Bauhaus”. Multiple entries in UNESCO’s World Heritage List include many objects of Classical Weimar, the Bauhaus sites of modern architecture and the Memory of World. Weimar was the European Capital of Culture in 1999.
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The Duchess Anna Amalia Library will be a special place along the UNESCO World Heritage locations visited during the guided city tour on Wednesday afternoon. In 2004, a devastating fire broke out in the main building of the library. More than nine hundred helpers evacuated tens of thousands of books and art works so that most of the valuable collection was maintained. This includes medieval autographs, incunabula (early printed books dating from before 1500), globes and maps, as well as the largest Faust collection in the world and Nietzsche’s private library. Visitation of the reconstructed library will provide an impressing perception of the atmosphere of the medieval library.
Thuringia – the green heart of Germany
In the central part of Germany, the Free State of Thuringia combines a beautiful landscape with impressing historical places and upcoming modern industries. Here, the region of the cities Erfurt, Jena, Weimar and Ilmenau is an important centre of innovation. Outstanding cultural places close to Weimar are, for example, the medieval centre of the city of Erfurt and the Wartburg in Eisenach as an important station in the life and working of Martin Luther.