The tranquil town of Weimar in Thuringia hosts a number of exceptionally beautiful parks and various palaces.
The most famous here is the "Park an der Ilm" (Park at the river Ilm). It was in large part designed by Goethe and Prince Hermann Ludwig Heinrich von Pückler-Muskau in the style of the English landscape garden. In the Baroque era, the summer palace Belvedere was built south of the city for Ernest Augustus I of Saxony-Weimar by the architects Johann August Richter and Gottfried Heinrich Krohne. Another historic park is Tiefurt, surrounding a small palace, whis was the summer residence of the Duchess Anna Amalia.
A little further to the east from Tiefurt, lies Kromsdorf castle, built during the Renaissance. It hosts a noteworthy park wall into which 64 busts of famous historical figures are placed in niches.
Worth a visit are also the "Wielandgut Ossmannstedt", Park and Castle of Ettersburg and the Kirms-Krackow house with its beautiful garden in the centre of Weimar.
In close proximity to AT HOTEL FÜRSTENHOF BAUHAUS WEIMAR the historic cemetery with the royal crypt and the Russian Orthodox chapel are located. In the royal crypt the remains of the Grand Duke Carl August and his family, and Goethe are kept. The coffin of Schiller is also exhibited but empty. The Russian Orthodox chapel, next door, was built ounded on original imported Russian soil and contains the tomb of the Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna.
Many of the buildings and parks depicted are properties of the "Klassik Stiftung Weimar " (Weimar Classics Foundation). The publication of the photographs are courtesy of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar.
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