Goethe's Garden House in Weimar
Goethe purchased the garden house and garden in April 1776, only a few months after arriving in Weimar. The garden house was his home and place of work until he moved to the house on Frauenplan in 1782 and continued to serve him as a "refuge" for almost another fifty years. It was opened as a museum in 1886. The garden house was radically renovated in 1995/96; the type of museum exhibits had changed several times and the interior decoration was restored to its original condition. A tour of the house consists of the kitchen, the so-called "Erdsälchen" (little earth room), Goethe's study and bedroom and two more rooms. The layout of the sloping garden is identical with that in Goethe's time.
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Goethe's garden house is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled "Classic Weimar", which, as unique testimony to the cultural epoch of Weimar Classic, reflects the outstanding role of Weimar as an intellectual centre in the late 18th and early 19th century.
Further UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thuringia can be found at unesco.thueringen-entdecken.de