Projects of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the State Chancellery of Thuringia, Department of Culture and the Arts.
The former Grand Ducal Museum was built in 1869 – one of the first museums in Germany. In 2019, the Neues Museum Weimar will become an integral part of the Quarter of Weimar Modernism centred around the bauhaus museum. In 2020, it will be joined by a Buchenwald Memorial exhibition on the subject of “forced labour” in the south wing of the “Gauforum”, and the House of the Weimar Republic on Theaterplatz.
The new permanent exhibition “Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900” features outstanding international works of Realism, Impressionism and Jugendstil which exemplify a radiant, but ambivalent chapter of art history with numerous references to contemporary trends. Based on the philosopher and cult figure Friedrich Nietzsche, the exhibition will present important works of early modernism in Weimar, including pieces by the Weimar Art School and prominent avant-gardists, e.g. Claude Monet and Max Beckmann, who enjoyed the support of Harry Graf Kessler. The exhibition will also present numerous functional and elegant works designed by Henry van de Velde.
A large museum workshop will offer regular and special programmes that invite visitors to actively explore exhibition themes related to handicrafts, such as bookbinding and woodworking.
Both the exhibition “Van de Velde, Nietzsche and Modernism around 1900” and the museum-pedagogical workshops in the Neues Museum Weimar are financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Free State of Thuringia, represented by the Thuringian State Chancellery, Department of Culture and Art.
The museum is closed until the Grand Reopening on 6 April 2019.
Neues Museum Weimar
Wed – Mon 10 am – 6pm
Pupils (16 – 20 years) €3.00
A media guide in German and English is included in the price of admission.
The museum offers restricted access to handicapped visitors.
The Haus Am Horn is widely regarded as one of the pioneering examples of modern living. This is where the revolutionary ideas of the Bauhaus materialised for the first time in their own unique architectural style. The model house, designed by Georg Muche and presented at the first Bauhaus Exhibition in 1923, is only a stone’s throw away from the Goethe Gartenhaus. Every piece of furniture was handcrafted in the Bauhaus workshops by such renowned Bauhäusler as Marcel Breuer, Theodor Bogler and Alma Siedhoff-Buscher. As the only original Bauhaus construction in Weimar, the Haus Am Horn belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar, Dessau and Bernau”.
Due to various alterations carried out over the past century, the Haus Am Horn is now undergoing extensive renovation to return it to its original appearance. The Klassik Stiftung Weimar will reopen the Haus Am Horn to visitors in time for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus in May 2019.
Haus Am Horn
Am Horn 61
Starting 18 May 2019
Summer Wed – Mon 10 am – 6pm, Tue closed
Winter Wed – Mon 10am – 4pmr
Pupils (16 – 20 years) €1.50
Visitors to the Haus Hohe Pappeln can see the garden and the family’s everyday living area in the piano nobile with the salon, dining room, study, living area and hallway. The furniture on display was designed by Van de Velde in 1904 for the von Münchhausen family.
Haus Hohe Pappeln
Belvederer Allee 58
Summer Tue – Su 11am – 5pm, Mon closed
Pupils (16 – 20 years) €1.00
At the Villa “Silberblick” an ailing Friedrich Nietzsche spent the final years of his life. The interior design and furnishings of the Nietzsche-Archiv are among some of Henry van de Velde’s most exquisite creations.
Summer Wed – Mon 11am – 5pm, Tue closed
(Sommer ab dem letzten Sonntag im März, Winter ab dem letzten Sonntag im Oktober)
Pupils (16 – 20 years) €1,00