Classic Tour

The "little great" town of Weimar offers such incredible complexity that the Classic Tour of Bubo Vimariae focuses mainly on the German Classic represented by the four German Giants. We show Goethe, chuckle together with Wieland, discover Schiller the unorthodox, and amuse the somber Herder. We shall not pass by that one lady who made it all possible-Duchess Anna Amalia.


  • Duration: approx. 2 hours
  • Number: max. 25 participants
  • Price: 95,00 €
    (Theme binding: € 105,00 €)
  • Download: classic-tour.pdf

Classic Tour - Town hall/ Market square

The market square that wasn't even a market square

In the old days, the arena was used for tournaments and became a market square only in the 16th century.

Taking a 360° view round, we see places of interest all around i.e. the Cranach House dated 16th century, the hotel Elephant, 17th- and 20th Century, the Neptune fountain from the 18th century as well as the town hall dating back to the 19th century.  Indeed the Market square of Weimar bears witness to centuries.

Classic Tour - Palace

Music and Authority

For a thousand years already this location has been the wellspring of authority. On top of that, starting from the middle of the 18th century, the palace became home to a steady theatre, staging opera, comedy and drama.

Taking a 360° view round, the Reithalle at the entrance of the Park an der Ilm, the Platz der Demokratie, the Neue Wache and the old gatehouse with its Bastille appeal to us.

Classic Tour - Herzogin Anna Amalia Library

Luther lies in Rococo

In 1761, when Anna Amalia's book collection was simply overflowing, she, without further ado, occupied an empty widow's palace. She changed it into a library laying the cornerstone for the famous "Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek". J.W. v. Goethe was its director.

Taking a 360° view round we see the Ildefonso Well right in front of the Red Palace, Duke Carl August riding horseback, the Fürstenhaus as well as the famous Gingko tree.

Classic Tour - Tempelherrenhaus/Park an der Ilm

Goethe danced, Liszt made music, and Itten simply breathed

The ancient glasshouse has been converted into the Tempelherrenhaus and changed its purpose several times. Even today it is quite popular.

A 360° view round casts over the skyline of Weimar including its palace tower.

Classic Tour - Goethe Hafiz Statue

West meets East

"With force far flung the Orient rose,
And passed the Midland Sea!
Alone for him who Hafiz loves and knows
Ring right the songs of Calderon

Was sich selbst und and´re kennt
wird auch hier erkennen:
Orient und Okzident
sind nicht mehr zu trennen."

J.W. v. Goethe

Classic Tour - Goethe's historic house

Juno, the Roman queen of the gods, bids welcome through the window

Celebrities from all over Europe or simply the laughter of children – Goethe's historic house knows tales to tell.

Taking a 360° view round it is a pleasure to watch children play on a sunken giant, to wait with Friedrich Schiller for his first audience with the Geheimrat, and to taste Frankfurt's Grüne Soße at the restaurant Weißer Schwan.

Classic Tour - Schiller's Residence

About a diamond ring and other gems

A rebel settled down; Friedrich Schiller married the homey girl and not the beauty. He and his Charlotte built a cheerful home.

Taking a 360° view round we stroll along the Boulevard of Weimar. On our left we spot the Widow's Palais of Duchess Anna Amalia, on our right we see the former jewish Department store. Looking downwards we realize our feet are still dry – the moat has long been filled.

Classic Tour - Theatre – Square

The gist of the matter (Des Pudels Kern)

First the poodle exploded, then democracy was in labour for nine months and gave birth to the first German republic. Feel the magic of the location.

The 360° view round of the gentlemen Goethe and Schiller touches the Salon of Johanna Schopenhauer, Anna Amalia's round table, and the cradle designed by Peter Keler.


Classic Tour - Parish church " St. Peter and Paul"

The Sermon of the two Kingdoms

The kingdom of god and the kingdom of the duke- in this church Martin Luther gave a blood- and thunder speech about the differentiation of the basic pillars of human society. Lucas Cranach illustrated. And yet, this Protestant house of prayer is known as Herder's church.

Herder's 360° view round leads from Johann Wolfgang Goethe's first accommodation via the coffee roast house to the house of the grand dukes infamous Caroline Jagemann.

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  1. Town hall/ market square
  2. Palace
  3. Herzogin Anna Amalia Library UNESCO World Heritage
  4. (via) Goethes Gartenhaus UNESCO World Heritage
  5. Tempelherrenhaus/Park an der Ilm UNESCO World Heritage
  6. Goethe Hafiz Statue
  7. Goethe's historic house UNESCO World Heritage
  8. Schiller's Residence UNESCO World Heritage
  9. Theatre Square
  10. (via) Franziskaner Kloster
  11. Parish Church "St. Peter and Paul" UNESCO World Heritage