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Roman House in Weimar

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Goethe also played a leading role in the construction of the Roman House between 1791 - 1797. It was inspired by his time spent in Italy. The former retreat of Duke Carl August, with its four-column Ionic vestibule, is reminiscent of ancient temples. At the centre of the paintings on the walls and ceilings in the interior of the building are Apollo with the muses and Pegasus. There is a permanent exhibition on the history of the Park by the River Ilm since the 18th century. In addition, visitors can view the vestibule, the Blue and the Yellow Salon and the Duke's study.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Roman 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

Opening hours

Last Sunday in March -  last Sathurday in October.: Mon/Wed-Sun 11:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

For special opening times on public holidays, please go to this website



  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German



Contact information

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Im Park an der Ilm
99423 Weimar

Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 54 54 00
Telephone: 03643/545402
Fax: +49 (0) 3643 41 98 16

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