My mum and I went on a little weekend getaway to Weimar!
Hallo ihr Lieben!
How was your week?
This post was a shockingly long time coming! I had this post completely written and edited in my draft for literally about a month and couldn’t post it. The reason for that is that my Laptop broke, and by broke I don’t mean it just stopped working, I mean that it probably thought that if I was going to throw it out anyways, it wouldn’t miss the opportunity to leave with a Grand exixt. So it started to burn. I’m not joking.
They always say you only realize how dependant you are on something once you don’t have it anymore and it really is true. But I have to say that the time without my Laptop was really good for me. I have been on a lot of walks, read a lot of books that have been laying around my room for ages, met a lot of friends, went to the cinema, to dinner and actually started to sort my mess of a room out. I am also in such a creative place right now with tons of ideas and inspiration (so much that I don’t even know what to do with it, really). The one thing I know though is that a) I have way too many loose pieces of paper in my bedroom scribbled with a ton of thoughts and b) I am definitely going to start a YouTube channel as soon as I get a new Laptop. The Laptop I am currently using is my brothers by the way and god knows why he lent it to me. It may be because I’ve been really sick today and he felt bad for me. Anyways, here is my longly anticipated blogpost on my mum and I’s trip to Weimar!
If you are a lover of classic, literature, theatre and music, Weimar in East Germany is your place to be. I had been to Weimar for the first time in October 2014 with my German class and immediately fell in love with the city. If you’ve ever been on a school trip before you can probably picture how well my ‘getting inspired’ and ‘calmly strolling the streets’ went. It was more of a ‘We are going to make you have a tour through the city with a guide that’s talking way too quietly and also we only have half an hour for that because we have an appointment in 45 minutes and also we have to get to dinner tonight so you better hurry up!’ than an actual opportunity to learn and enjoy. By the end of the day, I had already forgotton most of the things I had seen earlier that day.
I got the opportunity to revisit Weimar exactly a year ago. My mum and I both love travelling a lot and we used to do city trips when I was younger I still really clearly remember us going to Hamburg together to watch the Tarzan Musical a few days after it’s original release because we were both really in love with the actor who played Tarzan (I still have to admit that Anton Zetterholm is very charming and the best cast Tarzan I’ve ever seen!) but that is a different story… I absolutely loved the city trip. Not only because travelling in autumn is always awesome, it’s not too hot and look at the beautiful colours in the photos, but because we actually had the time to see everything we wanted to see and to embrace all of the impressions. If you are ever going to Weimar, here’s a few tips I can only recommend to you:
- Try to find a hotel as close to the city center as possible because that way you will be able to just walk everywhere. We only needed to take the bus once to visit ‘Schloss Belevedere’.
- Take your time to just walk around and enjoy!
- A few places I’d recommend visiting are:
- Schloss Belevedere
A beautiful castle only a few minutes out of the city centre if you take a bus. It also has the most beautiful park surrounding it. My mum and I were really lucky to meet a true Weimar woman who was just about to take a walk in the park and offered to give us a tour to all of her favourite places there since she’d prefere to not have to walk alone. She was absolutely lovely and even sent my mum a letter with a few of the photos she’s taken and the dried leaves of a Ginko since they are apparently a really Weimar-esque thing (ever since Goethe wrote an entire poem dedicated to Ginkos!). I think they are proper pen pals now :D
- Goethes Wohnhaus
Even if you are not a big fan of Goethe or literature in general, still take your time to have a look into Goethes house because the interior is absolutely beautiful and the Audio Guide will provide you with some really interesting informations regarding the house and Goethe’s life and work (and having a bit of knowledge about one of the most famous poets of all time will not hurt you)
Really close to Weimars city center is a house that is all about Weimar through the times, starting with the Stone age and ending with Goethe and Schiller. It’s really interesting and well-made. If you are claustrophobic or anxious about closed spaces I wouldn’t recommend you visiting it though, as you will be lead from one closed room to the other!
- Park an der Ilm
A beautiful park next to the river ‘Ilm’, lovely for a little stroll!
What is your favourite city to visit? I hope you’re having a lovely week and I’ll update you soon,