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Park by the River Ilm

The countryside park was created between 1778 and 1828 with Goethe’s help. It has romantic, Classic and post-Classic features. One outstanding characteristic are the numerous visual planes which relate the striking points inside and outside the park. There are so many interesting items of garden architecture, such as the Roman House, Goethe’s garden house, the park cave, the Liszt House and the Castle Museum on the northern edge of the park, that visitors can happily spend a whole day here.  

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The park by the River Ilm 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

Opening hours

The park can be visited all year round!

Regular public guided tour
1st April - 31st October
Friday 2 - 3 p.m.


  • Language: German



Contact information

Klassik Stiftung Weimar/Besucherinformation

Frauentorstraße 4
99423 Weimar

Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 545401
Fax: +49 (0) 3643 419816

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