Formerly, home to the renowned musician and Weimar’s court’s Music Director, Franz Liszt , this place was originally constructed as a gardener’s lodge towards the end of the 18th century. Today it is a lovely little museum singing the story of Liszt’s life.
The Liszt House is everything that describes a perfect museum – interactive, playful and informative. The yellow house is a gorgeous memorial of not just Liszt but the beautiful music that he created. The museum has the following attractions –
- Various pianos that belonged to Liszt including the Bechstein grand piano and an Ibach piano.
- Liszt’s silent piano.
- An exhibition which is a visual and aural treat.
The house is partially preserved from Liszt’s times and will give you an insight into the musician’s lifestyle. Portraits and personal items fill the four rooms of the museum. During his final years, Liszt gave free master-classes to aspiring musicians at this very place. To ensure that the musical spirit of the place does not fade away, various concerts are often organised here. The Liszt House is a classic building and a part of the Klassik Stiftung making it a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Concession Price – €3
- 16 – 20 years – €1
- Free entry below the age of 16 years.
- Public guided tour from 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm on Saturdays.
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71.94% of people who visit Weimar include Liszt House in their plan
2 PM - 3 PM
53.85% of people start their Liszt House visit around 2 PM - 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Liszt House
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Liszt House
The live piano performance at every 3rd Sat morning (11:00am) of each month is exceptionally fascinating.
Essential for those interested in the composer. One could walk through in a short time, but one could be absorbed by the material presented and spend hours here.
Elegant house and accurate museum. Good looking and great music, dear Mr. Liszt!
As implied by the name it is the house where Liszt lived when in Weimar. The decor and furniture was supplied by the Kaiser to entice Liszt to stay in town. It worked. The best of the museum are the hi fi listening stations equipped with Sennheiser headphones. You can listen, sitting down, to many of this composer's works and to other composer's in this genre, both contemporaneous and earlier.
Great showrooms and music samples! The audio guide and headphone (tech stuff) were really good and the audio guide itself was fun to listen to. The staff here are so nice and helpful too! 10 out of 10, would recommend.