"Hidden Beauty" Weimar by christine.j
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This was my second visit to Weimar. The first one was during a tour through Thuringia, shortly after the borders were open, but before the reunification. Back then, we really didn't have enough time for Weimar, so now I wanted to do it justice.
What left the biggest impression in my mind during this past trip was, when we lost our way and accidentally went back to West Germany. A few weeks earlier people would have been shot at this very spot.
This time in Weimar,I was somewhat disappointed. Maybe I had expected too much, after hearing so many people rave about it, maybe it was simply that I had come from near-by Erfurt, which is an absolutely beautiful town. The main tourist sights didn't live up to their reputation in my mind. But we found some off-the-beaten-path beauty, which has made me plan another trip there.
So on this page I'll skip Goethe's house, the theatre and the castle and try to show you something of Weimar's hidden beauty.
I had to sneak them in somewhere, Goethe and Schiller, even though I said I'd concentrate on lesser known things in Weimar. But somehow they are part of this town.
If you're a dedicated pils drinker who says dark beer is no beer at all,drink a glass and pretend it's an unknown, mysterious drink. It's really good!
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