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Address: Am Palais 3, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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+49 3643 545377

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The Spirit of the princess is still around! Every step leads you deeper into the life and secrets of this noble woman! Enter her early 19th century world and become part of her... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Dusseldorf, Germany
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Dusseldorf, Germany
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

The Spirit of the princess is still around! Every step leads you deeper into the life and secrets of this noble woman! Enter her early 19th century world and become part of her social life itself. Stroll through the different rooms full of memories of the great time of Goethe and Schiller and a life of poetry, Money and influence.

Thank DocGG
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

This is the home of the dowager duchess and it is very much as it was when she lived here. The audio guide in English is necessary. It is free with the Weimar card and well worth a visit.

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West Hollywood, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Compared to most palaces I've toured throughout Europe this is one of the smallest, but also one of the most charming and worth a visit. Although far from being opulent, there is a subtle elegance and intimacy to the palace which brings the life and times of Herzogin Anna Amalia really to life. Aesthetically quite different from any other I... More 

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Manhattan, KS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2016

This is a great place for those who want to escape Weimar tourist crowds that concentrate in the Anna Amalia library and in the Goethe's House. This small neoclassical residence offers charming insight into the lives of aristocracy in the late 18th and the beginning of the 19th century. There are several rooms all decorated in the then-modern neoclassical style.The... More 

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We never expected to be offered such a graceful walk through a byegone time. The Wittumspalais makes life of the time of Goethe and Schiller and all the nobility in Weimar awake.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

Not sure what I expected to see in here. The palace was lovely but is not what you would consider a traditional 'palace'. It's really a 3 storey house, and there is at least one room which is not decorated as per original (the audio tour tells you this). The audio tour is included in the entry price and takes... More 

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2014

This evocative house museum shows the life lived by one of Weimar's important patrons and thinkers. This was the place where Anna Amelia, ex-Regent, was able to set up her salon and meet with Goethe, Schiller, and many other German intellectuals and artists. The audio gives one an understanding of her and the life she led.

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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Reviewed 19 March 2013

We were in Weimar on a Monday, so most museums were closed. We wanted to visit the Schiller & Goethe houses, but couldn't because of that. We opted for this museum. It is wonderful! And, we were able to learn more about Goethe & Schiller here, as they were in Anna Amalia's circle of friends. The house is beautiful and... More 

Thank Juliana_10
Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
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Reviewed 27 August 2012

Intimate and insightful, a very well executed rendering of what it must have been like in the days of Duchess Anna Amalia and just how influential and talented a woman she was. Worth the EUR5 per person entrance fee, but regret that this did not cover photography as I wanted to have memories of the beautiful rooms and her artifacts... More 

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