Weimar was once a fairly nondescript provincial town in the middle of Germany.
These days it is not only a former European City of Culture, it houses elements of two different UNESCO World Heritage sites and was once the capital of the German state of Thuringia.
It was also the site where the first democratic German constitution was signed and gave its name to the short-lived Weimar Republic between the World Wars.
And there is a darker side to the town's history, with the site of the former Buchenwald concentration camp situated in the hills to the north.
There are so many different facets to the cultural history of Weimar. Find out more on our information page:
Weimar is in the centre of Thuringia and actually shares a regional airport with Erfurt - it might be easier though to fly into somewhere else. Transport information and accommodation
details can be seen on our travel page:
Weimar Hotels & Travel
The photo gallery of Weimar has a selection of photos of some of the main sights with captions: Weimar Images