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The Schiller family lived here from 1802 until the death of Charlotte von Schiller in 1826. As the first memorial to a poet open to the public in Germany, the house opened its doors as early as 1847. Today the house presents a vivid impression of the tastes of the time and the everyday life of the Schiller family, with its many authentic exhibits, such as a coffee pot made of Thuringian porcelain. One major attraction is the study with its largely original furnishings. It was here that the poet completed his plays "The Bride of Messina" and "William Tell".
In 1802, Friedrich Schiller bought this town house built in 1777 and lived here with his family until his death in 1805. On the attic floor, visitors can view Schiller's study, drawing room and reception room, with some authentic contents. On the first floor, the living quarters of Charlotte and the children can be seen and on the ground floor, the kitchen and servants' room and the permanent exhibition "Schiller in Thuringia".

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Schiller's 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

There is an audio guide for children
Schiller's daughter Caroline takes you through her home. She shows you what was cooked and eaten at the time and where she played with her siblings. She also tells you how the young Schiller became a famous writer. Admission is free for children under 16.

Tip: At 2 p.m. every Saturday: "Visiting the Schillers" - a guided tour of Schiller's home for children.

Opening hours

Last Sundy in March - last Sathurday in October:
Tues-Sun 09.30 a.m. - 06:00 p.m.

Last Sunday in October - last Satjurday in March:
Tues-Sun 09.30 a.m. - 04:00 p.m.

Special opening times on public holidays
Guided tours at 1 p.m. on Sat


Detailed information

  • culture/history
  • literature/theatre/music
  • Guided tours in other languages can be arranged by appointment. Audio guides in several languages can be hired.


  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German


Restricted access for wheelchair users Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for persons hard of hearing

Public disabled parking spaces in Hummelstrasse (100 m). Outside routes over easy-to-navigate paving stones. Cross-street leading directly to the main entrance with 6 % longways slope over 20 metres. Access via a threshold (2 cm). In Schiller's House, the servants' apartment with the kitchen is accessible subject to restrictions - access via side entrance (1 step = 7 cm). Staff will help with light wheelchairs. Steep and narrow wooden stairs to the different floors of the house.

WC in the Schiller Museum. Please note: accessible only at left = 70 cm, mobility area in front of WC = 140x100 cm.

2 mobile listening loops for use with the audio guide for the historic House.

Key to the pictograms



Contact information

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Schillerstr. 12
99423 Weimar

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

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