|UNESCO #846 - Classic Weimar - GERMANY|
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Weimar - GERMANY - UNESCO #846
Today I received five postcards and all of them made me extremely happy. The first two came from Germany and are the last missing UNESCO sites from that country! This one shows Schiller's house in Weimar, built in 1777 and where the famous poet worked during the last years of his life (died here in 1805). Thank you very much Manuela, I don't know if I'll be able to collect all the 11 buildings on Weimar classified on this World Heritage Site, but for now, this one is enough to strike another entry from the list - 362 down, 619 to go! This postcard took 4 days to arrive!
In the late 18th and early 19th century the small Thuringian town of Weimar witnessed a remarkable cultural flowering, attracting many writers and scholars, notably Goethe (1749-1832) and Schiller (1759-1805). This development is reflected in the high quality of many buildings and parks in the surrounding area. The World Heritage site comprises eleven separate buildings or ensembles.