Inspired meetings in Weimar
Follow Germanys intellectual traces
For many centuries the centre of intellectual life in Germany, Weimar is a gem of a town where Europe’s leading minds have left their traces, culture and art abound and innovative industries have found a home after the reunification. As a congress destination, it adds a unique charm and special surroundings to every event.
Remarkable cultural heritage in walking distance
Weimar, with a population of 65,000, makes organising a convention or any other event easy. It’s a city of short distances and very walkable. Its congress centre Neue Weimarhalle, for instance, is right on the edge of the historical city centre, and all the major sights, hotels and cultural offers are conveniently located. For a city of its size, Weimar has a remarkable cultural heritage with both the 13 buildings and architectural ensembles of the ‘Classical Weimar’ collection and the three local Bauhaus buildings listed as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites.
Transport & Location
Transport and Location
Weimar enjoys a very central location within Germany. The nearest airport is Erfurt, only 16 miles away. Distances to Leipzig and Frankfurt airport are 75 miles and 185 miles respectively. There are very good train connections to both Leipzig and Frankfurt airport. German Rail’s ICE high-speed trains call in Weimar on the Frankfurt-Weimar-Leipzig-Dresden as well as on the Frankfurt-Weimar-Berlin routes.
With 26 hotels and almost 4,000 beds as well as a variety of event spaces for different requirements, Weimar is a very popular destination for conference organisers. The Green Globe certified congress centre Neue Weimarhalle is one of Germany‘s most recently built venues and a modern and light conference centre, benefitting from a beautiful location right next to a park. There’s a large hall with a capacity for 1,200 plus five conference rooms for up to 400 delegates which can be flexibly arranged. The venue is extremely versatile and can host anything, be it small seminars, large congresses or concerts (great acoustics!).
For smaller meetings or incentives, beautiful Hotel Elephant dating back to the 17th century features 99 luxurious rooms and four meeting spaces that add a touch of chic to your event. Fabulous historic surroundings can be found in the restaurant Zum Weißen Schwan, one of the oldest inns in Europe with a history going back over 450 years and a variety of quaint and very atmospheric spaces for meetings, conferences, functions and dinners. Or try 18th century Villa Haar in Weimar’s beautiful Park on the River Ilm where conference and seminar rooms feature plenty of daylight and splendid park views.
Things to see & do
Things to see & do
Museums, palaces, parks and gardens; arts, culture and culinary delights – Weimar has it all and everything can be explored on foot. Great minds and some of the most eminent artists of all time have lived and worked in Weimar and visitors can follow in the traces of Johann Sebastian Bach, Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Friedrich Schiller or Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius. Goethe’s former private residence on Frauenplan is a must and provides fascinating insights into the life of this allround genius. Only a few steps away, the beautiful Duchess Anna Amalia Library with its collection of German literature from the period around 1800 and stunning Rococo Hall continues to fascinate visitors. Both, Goethe’s house and museum as well as the Anna Amalia library are part of the ‘Classical Weimar’ UNESCO ensemble.
Weimar is, of course, also where the Bauhaus was born, arguably the most influential design movement of the 20th century. The main building of the Bauhaus University and the former School of Arts and Crafts, both designed by Henry van de Velde, as well as the famous Haus am Horn, a Bauhaus model house built for the first major Bauhaus exhibition in 1923, are remarkable sights for any design buff and also UNESCO sites. Currently, a new Bauhaus museum is being built and the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the Bauhaus will be celebrated in 2019.
Foodies should not miss local specialties such as Thuringian dumplings and the famous Thuringian grilled sausage, plus: Weimar has a very lively and interesting restaurant scene, with young chefs interpreting classical German cuisine in modern ways.
Weimar: part of innovative Thuringia
At the same time, it forms a thriving economic hub in Thuringia together with nearby Erfurt and Jena and local business and research institutions work closely together to foster innovation. The chemicals, pharma and food industries as well as construction technology, mechanical engineering and media and creative businesses are particularly strong sectors.
Chemical and pharmaceuticals
Technologa and innovation
For a technical visit in one of the above mentioned companies please contact Mrs Christiane Bock
from Weimar GmbH: email@example.com, phone: +49(0)3643 745 316.
Mrs Bock will be hapy to coordinate a Technical Visit for you.