Weimar is situated in the Thuringia Federal Land of Germany, and its today's population totals 65,000 inhabitants. Weimar has made a huge contribution to the world's culture. It has been home to Bach, Liszt Goethe, Luther, Schiller, Wagner and Herder, as well as other musicians and, subsequently, classic music enthusiasts.
The city has a 1000-year history, and its cultural life flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries. In 1999, Weimar was selected a European Capital of Culture by the European Council of Ministers. The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is one of the greatest UNESCO-recognized pieces of world heritage. In 2004, the library sustained fire, which took about 50,000 books of its total number exceeding 1,000,000 items.
Weimar is the place where Wolfgang von Goethe spent his best 50 years, during which he worked as a theater director and was involved in civil service activities. The house where he lived is today the Goethe National Museum. Goethe and Schiller Archive is something every true literature lover wishes to lay a finger on, and you can enjoy this opportunity in Weimar. Weimar is the city where Bach spent 9 years, acting as Court Organist and Court Concertmaster. It was here that he wrote his most famous choral preludes and cantatas. Strauss and Liszt worked here as music directors. Originally, Weimar was home of the Bauhaus school of architecture, which later moved to Dessau.
If you ever have a chance to visit Weimar and would like to familiarize yourself with whatever you would like to know about the city, please, attend the modern Weimar House multimedia presentation. If you would like to know more about the luminaries that lived here, you can obtain excursion guide books in hotels or visit museums. If you are interested in the city's role in WWII, check out the former Buchenwald concentration camp.