Museums in Weimar
In addition to the special buildings, gardens and parks, as well as the heritage of the "Classical Weimar", you can also visit many other interesting museums in Weimar. Here are some of our suggestions:
The Ginkgo tree has been regarded for many years as a symbolic and one of the most effective medicinal plants. Find out everything about its myths, its natural powers and look at artistic representations of the tree.
Distance from hotel approx. 450 m
Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
Museum for Prehistory and Early History of Thuringia
Take a look at finds and excavations dating back to 400,000 years ago. More than 3,000 exhibits bear witness to Thuringian history.
Distance from hotel approx. 450 m
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday to Friday 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday and on public holidays 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Experience a journey back in time to the Classical Weimar. Instead, within 30 minutes you will get to know in different scenes with allround scenery, wax figures and special effects of that time.
Distance from hotel approx. 500 m
April to September daily from 9:30 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
October to March daily from 9:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The City Museum and the Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler
In the Weimars City Museum you will learn all important facts and data on the city's history up to the year 1990 through around 100,000 exhibits, with a special highlight being the large textile collection, which focuses on 19th and 20th century fashion.
The Kunsthalle Harry Graf Kessler is located in a former brickyard, which offers the museum a very special flair. The hall has only been used for temporary special exhibitions since 2006.
Distance to hotel approx. 1 km
Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
New Museum Weimar
The Neues Museum was one of the first German museums to open in 1869 and was designed in the neo-Renaissance style. At that time, the museum was already used as an exhibition venue for works of modern art.
Today, you can view the Paul Maenz Collection and the ever-changing special exhibitions. But alone the building itself is worth a visit.
Distance from hotel approx. 1,5 km
German Bee Museum
As the name suggests, here you will learn everything important about the small yellow-black bees. The permanent exhibition is divided into three sections: the biology of bees, the history of beekeeping and modern apiculture. About 1,500 exhibits, pictures, beekeeping equipment and bee products will be on display.
Distance from hotel approx. 1.8 km
November to March Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
April to October Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
Weimar Railway Museum
This museum is a must for all railway fans during their stay in Weimar. Here, the history of railways and their essence is documented and presented, with the focus on train transport in Thuringia using electric and diesel locomotives as well as the Weimar depot.
Distance from hotel approx. 3,5 km
April to October Thursdays and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m, admission ends half an hour before closing.
Buchenwald Concentration Camp Memorial
From 1937 to 1945 there was a concentration camp here in Buchenwald, which accommodated Nazi crimes. From 1945, however, it was used as a Soviet special camp of the occupying forces until it became a national memorial in 1989. Today you can visit the memorial and its museum.
Distance from hotel approx. 9.2 km
April to October Tuesdays to Sundays and on public holidays from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m.
November to March Tuesdays to Sundays and on public holidays from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.
Last admission is half an hour before closing time.