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GTM15, Weimarer Markt, Markt, Weimar, Thüringen, Germany,

Weimar: an instant walk through the UNESCO town (IG)

Like Erfurt, Weimar is located near the geographic centre of Germany. It’s a small town with over 60000 people, but what it lacks in size is surely made up in history and the number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The city hosts multiple sites in two separate categories:

•   “Classical Weimar”, including the Anna Amalia Library and the Rococo Hall, and
•   “Bauhaus Sites”, including the Bauhaus University.

Erfurt, Weimar, and the state of Thuringia were hosts for Germany Travel Mart 2015 (GTM15), the annual meeting and workshop by the Germany National Tourism Board. Visiting the “heart of Germany” fulfilled my desire to spend time in the former East Germany. Many overlook Thuringia and the middle of Germany on their way elsewhere, but the following shots provide reasons why you should consider stop and embrace one of the “centres of classic and modern Germany.”

I’m very grateful to Weimar Tourism, Thüringen Tourismus, Germany National Tourism Board for access to places and activities in the city; and to Dorint Hotel am Goethepark for a comfortable and welcoming stay. I made the photos between 27 April and 1 May 2015. This post appears on Fotoeins Fotopress at as

9 Responses to “Weimar: an instant walk through the UNESCO town (IG)”

    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Bob. In addition to the usual markets which we know occur regularly throughout Europe, it turns out that particular flea market in Weimar occurs every year on Labour Day (1 May). Definitely turned my head in Theater Plaza, with the statues of Goethe and Schiller, overlooking old vinyl, bric-a-brac, and stuff that was decades old. 🙂 Thanks again for your comment!


    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Adelina. Weimar is very compact and walkable; I couldn’t get over how many things there were to see over a relatively small civic space. I still have a few more things to write about Weimar! 🙂 Thanks again!


  1. Tricia A. Mitchell

    Henry, looks as though you had a nice time ‘back home’. Though I lived in Heidelberg for a decade, I haven’t made it to Weimar. So much to see! The Lehrstuhl is fun – was there any indication that people sometimes sneak up onto its seat?

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    • fotoeins

      Hi and thanks, Tricia! It wasn’t clear to me if there was any proper hold to get up the “Leer stuhl”. From the sculptor’s website: “… the backrest of the colossal chair is 7.5 metres high and the open “seat” stands 3.5 metres above the ground.” But given the proximity next to the university library, it wouldn’t surprise me if people had tried to get up; it is “begging” for people to go up for one helluva selfie or portrait. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to visit Thüringen for the first time, but yes, there’s too much to see. I’m learning that every time I’m back “home” in Germany 😉 I hope you’ll give Erfurt and Weimar a chance the next time you’re through the centre of the country. Thanks again for reading and for your comment!


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