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Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

1. Weimar: Scavenger Hunt Self-Guided Walking Tour

Your city game box contains 11 sealed and numbered envelopes, each holding riddles that need to be solved. Following clear and precise directions, you will be taken on a walk through Weimar’s wonderful historic city center, as you solve the riddles to find your way to the various sights. Once you solve a riddle you will be given a number, which reveals which envelope to open next. You won’t know ahead of time in which succession the Scavenger Hunt City Game envelopes need to be opened, and additionally, for all the sights you visit, you will receive detailed information regarding their historical background, current use, and much more. It’s up to you when to start your scavenger hunt through Weimar historic city center, as well as how long you wish to stay at each location. You can let yourself be transported on a mysterious and unconventional tour. You can take a break from your city game at any time or even continue your scavenger hunt on another day, just as you like. You will start at the newly-opened Bauhaus Museum, from where you will pass the national theater and the former residences of Goethe and Schiller, as well as the famous Anna-Amalia-Library. You will also come by the castle and park around the river Ilm. There is no need to make an appointment for your scavenger hunt game. Simply book the game box and get it sent to you (the shipping costs are already included in the price), or notify your guides to pick it up during opening times.

Weimar: City Highlights Self-guided Walking Tour

2. Weimar: City Highlights Self-guided Walking Tour

Let yourself be inspired by historical architecture, interesting stories and surprising details. All the famous sights, such as the homes of Schiller and Goethe, are on your way through Weimar. You will come to the most beautiful places in the city, walk through the park on the Ilm and discover many details and their stories in the city. The tour starts at Theaterplatz in the heart of the city and takes you on a family-friendly and varied route of approx. 3.5 km past the city's sights. These include the Goethe-Schiller Monument, the German National Theatre, the City Palace, the Weimar House, a multimedia experience museum, Schiller's home, Goethe's home, the Goethe Fountain, the Prince's Crypt and Goethe's grave, the Liszt House, the City Palace and the Herder Church. The tour ends in the centre of Weimar, on the market square. At the tour stops, there are entertaining tasks to solve and fun questions to answer. Who knows, for example, what ... but no, we won't tell you yet! The tour is a great way to get outside and discover new things with family, friends or on your own. It's like being shown Weimar by a good friend. Many anecdotes will enrich your walk through the city. You can start the tour at any time and as often as you like in the browser of a smartphone. On site or even from the comfort of your sofa. Enjoy your time in Weimar! *** Good to know *** You will receive the link to start the tour in an email directly after booking.

Weimar: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

3. Weimar: Self-Guided Outdoor Escape Game

Experience a unique outdoor escape game right on your smartphone. Take on the role of a profiler who travels back in time to solve a tricky case. Complex challenges await you in this adventure that will lead you deeper and deeper into the swamp of organized crime. The puzzles are location independent, so you can look forward to tricky and exciting tasks. But after each level, you'll learn interesting facts about the environment around you. While solving the puzzles of this thrilling case, you'll wander past some of Weimar's most fascinating sights. Grab your smartphones and head to the starting point to get started. Whether you work together as a team or split into smaller groups and teams, you can expect an exciting walk with breathtaking sights and relaxing breaks. Solve tricky puzzles, combine clues, discover surprising facts about each location, and enjoy the freedom to walk at your own pace. This game is ideal for escape game enthusiasts and puzzle fans who are looking for a challenging challenge for their group and don't want to miss out on the city's interesting locations.

Weimar - Private Tour

4. Weimar - Private Tour

Discover the fascinating history of Weimar on this private guided walking tour. Explore the city’s UNESCO sites, including the famous Goethe Schiller Denkmal and the Duchess Anna Amalia Library. Stroll through the beautiful 18th-century Park an der Ilm, designed by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe himself. Learn about the city’s rich cultural heritage as you visit the historic Cranach House and the Weimar University Library, known for its collection of Bauhaus books. Don't miss the chance to see the twin institutions of the German National Theatre and Staatskapelle Weimar. Set off on your walking tour and stop at the Goethe Schiller Denkmal, where you can see the iconic statue of Goethe and Schiller and learn about them. Next, walk by the famous city hall and discover the marketplace. Then walk to the Renaissance house of painter Lucas Cranach. Moving on, walk past one of the most famous libraries of Germany, before visiting the 18th-century Park an der Ilm influenced by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, which is also considered a World Heritage site. Next, visit the Goethe House and hear the tales of the Goethe family. Continue your tour with a visit to the twin institutions, the German National Theatre and Staatskapelle Weimar. Then make your final stop at a historic cemetery and burial chapel of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. Walk through the city spotting the most important landmarks and learning about Weimar's history, culture, and influential figures.

Weimar Private Guided Walking Tour

5. Weimar Private Guided Walking Tour

Welcome to the city of poets and philosophers. This city is an essential stop for anyone with a passion for German history and culture. Annually, 3.5 million tourists visit the city of Thüringen to retrace Goethe's footsteps. Among those who have made history in Weimar was the renaissance painter Lucas Cranach, who lived near the Market Square. But it is mainly the classicists like Friedrich Schiller, Goethe, the composers Franz Liszt und Bach, and the famous philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche. See the Goethe and Schiller memorial, standing tall In front of the National Theater. Get to know the House of the Weimar Republic, where in 1919 the future of post-World War I Germany was decided. Wonder at the gothic Saint Peter and Paul Church, where Martin Luther himself preached and where the famous theologian Johan Gottfried Herder is buried along with the Duchess Anna Amalia. Stop at Goethe’s House on Frauenplan, where the famous writer worked on his Opus Magnum, “Faust”, and where he lived until the end of his life. View the Liszt Haus, where the composer Franz Liszt lived and taught. Know Friedrich Schiller’s House, who came to Weimar under the invitation of his friend Goethe. Discover Weimar’s legacy of high culture, philosophy and music in a walking tour where you will discover the story of an important friendship.

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What people are saying about Weimar

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4.6
(50 reviews)

A great idea! You don't have to think up your own route and you also get a lot of interesting information about the city and current events. All in all, a great success!

My daughter and I thought it was great for the “first overview” with the option to interrupt at any time or expand spontaneously. Thanks!

We did the scavenger hunt as part of a company outing. Discover this charming city in a playful way. Class!!!

A wooden letter opener in the box would be handy! We had lots of fun

A very successful tour with many insights into wonderful Weimar