Discover Weimar

Every Wednesday between 13.30 and 17.00, you can enjoy a cultural programme about the history of Thuringia, Weimar and the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, free of charge. The topics vary from week to week.

The tours are limited to 25 participants and are offered in German and English.

On selected Mondays we additionally offer two German guided tours for participants of German language courses.

The programme introduces prospective students to the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, its laboratories and workshops. The programme aims to establish contact with these potential students and reduce their anxiety to study. You can visit all faculties: Art & Design, Media, Architecture and Engineering.

Afterwards you get an introduction in »How to study at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar«.

Offered by Bauhaus.Botschafter.

Take a walk through Weimar, follow the traces of the early Bauhaus and experience the exciting past and present of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. The beginnings of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar can be traced back to the 19th century. Originally an art academy, it was enlarged after 1945 to include a number of engineering disciplines which gave the university a modern technical character. With the inclusion of the Faculty of Art and Design, founded in 1993, and the Faculty of Media, founded in 1996, the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar has once again coupled the fields of art and engineering into one institution and has been carrying the name of the famous school of design since 1996.

A guided tour by Bauhaus-Universität Weimar.

The Buchenwald Memorial is a place of historical clarification, international encounters and reconciliation. The excursion includes a guided tour and a film.

From 1848-1861, Franz Liszt had a significant influence on Weimar's "Silver Era" as the Court Music Director. In January of 1869, he returned to Weimar on the Grand Duke's invitation and lived on the upper floor of the former court nursery during his summer stays. Together, we will explore the elegant rooms that the Grand Duchess appointed for him.

A guided tour by Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

Two hundred years ago, the Duchy of Weimar was little more than a tiny village with a burned-out castle and was almost bankrupt. A tour through the Park an der Ilm and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s garden house will show why this city succeeded within a span of 20 years in becoming a cultural centre with a European flair.

A guided tour by Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

Experience the music culture of the 18th and 19th centuries in an authentic environment as pianists bring historical grand pianos to life in rooms in the castle. Musicologists explain in which direction the sound aethetics of the piano moved and the role music played in cultural life around 1800.

A guided tour by Klassik Stiftung Weimar.

Travel cloak, volcanic rock, puppet theatre, Weimar?! On this tour, learn what these things say about one of the most important dramatic artists of the German classical period and how they are connected. Goethe’s complexity is as striking today as ever. He not only produced literary masterpieces such as Faust, but also was active in politics and art.

A guided tour by Klassik Stiftung Weimar.


You are interested in a specialised or language course and want to apply? Don´t miss to register for an excursion as well. Great leisure activities guaranteed!

Rubber Boat Tour
Bicycle Tour