Also known as the Widow’s Palace, the history of Wittumspalais can be traced back to the 18th century. Duchess Anna Amalia of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach had acquired the palace and its lovely gardens in 1774. However, the construction of the Theatreplatz meant the destruction of the palace gardens.
Presently, the simple and elegant Wittumspalais stands in the disguise of a museum dedicated to Anna Amalia. It consists of –
- Numerous busts, sculptures and painting portraying the members of the ducal family.
- The Red Salon with its portraits of Christoph Martin Wieland, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang Goethe and Friedrich Schiller.
- The Green Salon with its authentic decor from the time it was the duchess’ living room.
- The ballroom and its ceiling frescos.
The Wittumspalais has an effortless beauty to itself. The palace too displays evidence of Baroque style. It is one of the institutions of the Klassik Stiftung.
Entrance Ticket Details For Wittumspalais
- Concession Price - €4.50
- 16-20 years - €2
- Free entry below the age of 16.
- Guided tours on Sunday from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm.
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27.27% of people who visit Weimar include Wittumspalais in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
72% of people start their Wittumspalais visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Wittumspalais
84.21% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Wittumspalais