Weimar Tourism

Visit Weimar - Best of Weimar

A city in the Federal state of Thuringia, Weimar is the epicentre of German Enlightenment. After all, it is a place where high intellectuals like Schiller, Goethe, Bach, Nietzsche, Feininger, Kandinsky and many others spent their lives at some point of time. The town is melancholic, sophisticated and culturally enriched. This would be perfect on the travel planners of those who seek scholarly pleasure with the right blend of art and culture.

The earliest records of Weimar traced back to 899 and it had changed in names over the years. It was after Battle of Leipzig, the town became a part of the Ernestine branch’s electorate. The years 1738-1832 were denoted as the Golden age for Weimar due to its radical development in the fields of art, culture and academics. Post World War I, it became Germany’s first democratic constitution, known as Weimar republic. Since 1945, Weimar began concentrating on the tourism development and now, it serves as a most important revenue source for the city’s economy.

Although the city has medieval roots, there are not many medieval architectural sites, given most of them were destroyed during the attacks throughout the history. But the city is filled with a number of museums that exhibits the lifestyles and works of the scholars who once lived here.

Weimar also houses a number of constructions that possess immaculate architecture. They include baroque style Cathedrals and Basilicas, early-modern style Castles and Palaces. Every sightseeing place in this town will leave you enthralled by its Splendour. Hence, the city is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site.

The town is always in high spirits celebrating various events round the year. So anytime you plan your trip to Weimar, you wouldn’t be disappointed. While you enjoy the intellectual excellence of the city, plenty of rustic cafes, restaurants and bars come to your rescue and refresh you with their German delicacies.

Weimar Travel Tips

Essential travel information and Weimar tips for your visit

  • Pack a good pair of walking shoes/ comfortable flip-flops as a lot of walking is done for visiting tourist attractions.
  • When visiting in Autumn or Spring, carry a raincoat or umbrella as there are chances of rain.

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Facts and Stats for Weimar*

  • Pollution Statistics in Weimar

    Know the pollution level of Weimar before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 25 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 50 (Moderate)
  • Weimar: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Weimar for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Weimar.

    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 100 (Very High)
  • Living in Weimar - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 100 (Very High)
    • Climate Index 79.05 (High)
    • Pollution Index 43.1 (Moderate)
    • Health Care Index 94.44 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.59 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Weimar

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Weimar

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.11 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.41 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 34.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 105.27 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 86.86 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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