Weimar, a historical city

By live-like-a-german.com

Weimaris a small town but has big history behind. Located in the German state of Thuringia, it only counts 62,000 citizens today. In the early 19th century, Weimarhad ten times less citizens than it has today. It is a city of musicians, writers and philosophers. Goethe and Schiller lived and wrote here. Bach, Franz List or Carl Maria von Weber are some of the famous musicians who played and composed here. Besides that, Weimar, a historical city, is also a cultural city.

Culture inWeimar

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During the 18th and the 19th century, the small town of Weimarwitnessed remarkable cultural flowering. At that time, it attracted many famous writers and students who came to write or study. They stayed here and the city quickly became the cultural centre of the Europe. The cultural development is reflected in the high quality of the buildings and parks from the surrounding area. Weimaris a UNESCO World Heritage site. The area comprises twelve buildings or ensembles, including: Goethe’s House, CityChurch, Herder House and the Old School, CityCastle, Dowager’s Palace, Goethe’s garden and the summer house, Belvedere Castle, Tiefurt Castle and Park, Ettersburg Castle and park and Wieland Manor and Park.

A historical description of the city

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We can consider Weimar a historical city due to its important historical background. This is a very old town, early documented from 899. During the 14th century,Weimar represented a branch of the royal house ofSaxony and was even the capital of the region in 1572. The cultural growth began in 1553, after the death of the German painter Lucas Cranach the Elder. Johan Sebastian Bach was invited to live in the town by the local duke and he spent nine years composing here. The classical period ofWeimar began in 1739. The cultural development and influence were reinforced by the creative relationship between Goethe and Schiller at the beginning of the 18th century. After Goethe’s death in 1832, the city continued its cultural progress. Franz List came toWeimar and wrote his most important works and the city became the centre of fine arts and architecture.WeimarGermany orWeimarRepublic was also the name given to the period ofGermany’s history from 1919 until 1933. The name of the republic was given by the constitutional act that was signed here.Weimar was chosen by the assembly because it was small and peaceful and the same quiet atmosphere can be found in the city today.

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