Belvedere Castle and Park
Duke Ernst August of Saxony-Weimar and Eisenach had a baroque summer residence built in the middle of the 18th century on the hill above Weimar, including a palace park, orangery and a pleasure garden as well as a maze.
Duchess Anna Amalia also used the castle as a summer residence and Duke Carl August studied botany here together with Goethe. At the beginning of the 19th century, the Botanical Garden with its exotic plants was built, and later a Russian garden for Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna was added.
Eventually, the area was overgrown and decayed, but since the end of the 20th century it has been restored, so that the restoration work on the park and the castle has been completed since 2014.
Today, the castle houses a museum of handicrafts, with a particular focus on the interior decoration of the castle and on ducal porcelain and glassware. Here you can see pieces from Thuringia, Germany, East Asia and Russia.
The exhibition in the West Pavilion is entirely devoted to garden culture and architecture, while the exhibition in the East Pavilion shows 18th century weapons.
Walk through the park and the castle and discover the splendour and splendour of that time.
Distance from hotel approx. 4 km
Opening hours of the castle
End of March to end of October Tuesdays to Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Please note that opening hours may vary. Further information can be found here.