Studying in Weimar

Despite its small size and picturesque character, Weimar is anything but a sleepy provincial backwater. Whether you’re an art and culture vulture, a night owl or a gourmet, Weimar has a so much to offer - Goethe, Schiller and the Bauhaus, aside. And it can all be found in a city centre where nothing is more than 10 minutes' walk away. And the two largest Thuringian cities of Erfurt and Jena are only 15 minutes away by train.

The many small and large-scale initiatives - temporary showrooms, project workshops, university gallery marke.6, the student-created SpaceKidHeadCup soapbox derby - augment the cultural spectrum represented by the major institutions of the Weimar Classics Foundation, Deutsches Nationaltheater, Buchenwald Memorial, Goethehaus, Bauhaus Museum and ACC Gallery. Four cinemas, several art galleries, more than 20 other museums, as well as various student clubs and concerts underscore Weimar’s significance as a 1999 cultural capital of Europe, even today. 

And the possibilities for student initiatives are also diverse: For example, you can advocate the interests of your fellow students on the Faculty Student Council. Or you could be part of the Maschinenraum, the initiative for programming, soldering, discussion and computer repair. For more information on the Maschinenraum and other student initiatives at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, please visit