Roman House in Weimar
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 unesco.thueringen-entdecken.de