Classical Weimar (World Heritage Site)

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Classical Weimar
GoetheSchillerStatueWeimar.JPG
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Location Germany Edit this on Wikidata
Includes Ettersburg Castle and Park
Q1325723
Q1609673
Wittumspalais
Duchess Anna Amalia Library
Goethe House
Historical Cemetery, Weimar
Park an der Ilm
Schloss Belvedere
Schloss Weimar
St. Peter und Paul
Tiefurt House
Wilhelm-Ernst-Gymnasium Edit this on Wikidata
Criteria iii, vi[1]
Reference 846
Coordinates 50°59′00″N 11°19′00″E / 50.9833°N 11.3167°E / 50.9833; 11.3167
Inscription 1998 (22nd Session)
Classical Weimar (World Heritage Site) is located in Germany
Classical Weimar (World Heritage Site)
Location of Classical Weimar

Classical Weimar is a UNESCO World Heritage Site consisting of multiple structures related to Weimar Classicism located in and around the city of Weimar, Germany. The site was inscribed on 2 December 1998. UNESCO cites both the artistic quality of the buildings and the fact that Weimar was a cultural centre of Europe during the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.[2]

Contributing buildings[edit]

  • Goethe's House, the home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, built in the Baroque style between 1707 and 1709,[2] and Schiller's House, also a Baroque-styled house, built in 1777, though incorporating a sixteenth-century outbuilding[2]
  • Town church St. Peter und Paul, Herder House and Old High School, a three-aisled church, a sixteenth-century house built on the foundation of a Renaissance structure, and a Baroque high school, respectively[2]
  • Schloss Weimar (Palace at Weimar), a four-winged palace in the town centre, the interior being in the Classical style[2]
  • The Dowager's Palace, consisting of a group of two- and three-storey buildings in the Baroque style, the Duchess Anna Amalia Library, the main structure being a three-storey Baroque-style building, and the Princes' Tomb and Historic Cemetery[2]
  • The Park on the Ilm, consisting of the Roman House, Goethe's Garden and Garden House[2]
  • Schloss Belvedere, a two-storey Baroque palace with connecting and a U-shaped orangery[2]
  • Schloss Tiefurt, a two-storey building built in the Baroque style, linked to a former farm building by a wooden frame[2]
  • Schloss Ettersburg, a four-storey structure consisting of three wings and a courtyard[2]
  • Wieland Manor, consisting of four wings and a central courtyard[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/846.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k Classical Weimar unesco.org. Retrieved 2011-02-02

Coordinates: 50°59′00″N 11°19′00″E / 50.9833°N 11.3167°E / 50.9833; 11.3167