Classical Weimar

UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationState of Thuringia (Thüringen)
CoordinatesN50 58 39 E11 19 42.996
Inscription Date1998
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
All ThreatsGround transport infrastructure
Unesco Reference Number846
State of Conservation Report
DescriptionIn the late 18th and early 19th centuries the small Thuringian town of Weimar witnessed a remarkable cultural flowering, attracting many writers and scholars, notably Goethe and Schiller. This development is reflected in the high quality of many of the buildings and of the parks in the surrounding area.
StatusWorld Heritage Site