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Fascinating Weimar
Fascinating Weimar

Fascinating Weimar

By Ernst-Otto Luthardt, Photographs By Horst Herzig, Photographs By Tina Herzig



96 Pages, 9.5 x 11.5

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $14.95 (US $14.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: October 2011

ISBN 9783881890090

Rights: US & CA

Verlagshaus Würzburg (Oct 2011)
Verlagshaus Wurzburg

Price: $14.95


Boasting prominence in the spheres of art, literature, and music, this guide showcases the claims to fame of Weimar, such as Goethe and Schiller, Herder and Wieland, Bach and Liszt, and the architects of the Bauhaus. Taking a stroll through the romantic heart of town with its city dwellings and elegant villas, this traveling companion visits its museums and palaces and its park on the banks of the Ilm, with Goethe’s garden house conjuring up images of the great Weimar Classical period and beyond. The library of Duchess Anna Amalia is depicted, now fully restored following a fire, as well as its absolutely unique collection of books and manuscripts—including the Goethe and Schiller archives, the oldest walk-in catalog of German literature. This metropolis’ fascinating calendar of events is also offered, from concerts and plays to exhibitions and the famous autumn onion market, the biggest public festival in Thuringia.

Author Biography

Ernst-Otto Luthardt is the author of more than 50 illustrated travel books on places such as Bavaria, Masuria, Poland, Pomerania, Silesia, and St. Petersburg. He organizes and guides exclusive travel breaks that trace the subjects of his titles and are characterized by many personal meetings with individuals famous in the spheres of art, culture, and public life. Tina Herzig and Horst Herzig are freelance photographers and designers whose publications include illustrated books on Frankfurt, Leipzig, Germany, and Saxony as well as numerous calendars.