Bauhaus Museum Weimar
In 2019 Germany will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the legendary arts and crafts school that was originally founded in Weimar. On this occasion, the Klassik Stiftung Weimar is opening the new Bauhaus Museum Weimar and a new exhibition on modernism around the turn of the century in the Neues Museum Weimar on April 6, 2019. Both museums are located in the heart of a new cultural district that illuminates the eventful history of modernity in the urban infrastructure of Weimar. With innovative exhibition design and contemporary architecture, the Bauhaus Museum Weimar, which is being built near the Weimarhallenpark, is presenting numerous treasures from the world’s oldest Bauhaus collection for the first time.
The basis and specialty of the new Bauhaus Museum are the historical exhibits of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar, which show the background, history and lasting influence of the Staatsbauhaus founded in Weimar in 1919. The collection of the Klassik Stiftung Weimar is the oldest collection of original Bauhaus works in the world. There was an expansion with the takeover of the Ludewig exhibits in 2010, which comprised 1,500 objects with a functional design from 1780 to the present day, including important Bauhaus works.
The exhibition focuses on the world’s oldest museum collection of the Bauhaus workshops. Walter Gropius was the founder of the collection in the 1920s. Selected paths in the development of art, architecture and design will show the lasting impact of this unique design school around the world. The new museum will raise many questions that are just as important for people today as they were for people during the Bauhaus era. Various key features of the Bauhaus history are just as important as current questions from young designers, artists and architects. The Bauhaus Museum Weimar is reinterpreting the history of the Bauhaus: It will show that the Bauhaus is neither a style nor a method
The largest of all Danube Valley castles is inviting
The Hohenzollern Castle Sigmaringen is an open house that welcomes visitors. During guided tours, the world of the nobility is brought up close, as is the beautiful interior of the impressive rooms. Weddings, conferences and seminars or congresses can take place here, and suitable rooms and the necessary technology are also available for this. In addition, the house organizes weekend parties, invites you to theater performances and exhibitions.
A magnificent building over the Danube
The castle is already worth a detailed view from the outside. It stands on a ledge, at the same time in the middle of the town of Sigmaringen. It is the second largest city palace in Germany and the largest of all castles on the Danube. The picturesque location particularly highlights it. It was first mentioned as a castle in 1077, today it serves as the temporary residence and administrative seat of the family of the Princes of Hohenzollern as well as a museum. Three construction phases, wars and a fire caused a lot of redesign. Some building remains from earlier times are still preserved.
Numerous offers for visitors
Today, themed tours and the classic castle tour also provide variety for visitors, as do the other offers mentioned by the hotel. Among other things, the large arms hall, which is considered to be the largest private collection of its kind in all of Europe, is worth seeing. Exhibits from the 14th to 20th centuries are on display. Furthermore, the Princely Museum in the gallery building, the court library, which is very extensive with 200,000 volumes, the Marstall Museum and the prehistoric and early historical collection await visitors. It is worth taking at least a day to visit the castle to see all the beauties. In addition, the city itself and the nearby Upper Danube nature reserve offer other interesting excursions for locals and holidaymakers alike.
Braubach on the Rhine
That is why it is so beautiful in Braubach am Rhein
Between Koblenz and Bingen, the small town of Braubach nestles against the right bank of the Rhine and in the vineyards. It is not without reason that the Rhineland-Palatinate city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visitors literally encounter evidence of the 700-year-old history of the half-timbered town at every turn.
Winding, narrow streets with houses, in front of which roses and vines tendril in summer, invite you to stroll and pause. It seems as if metropolitan clocks were going slower in the dreamy Braubach. This feeling is reinforced when looking at the remains of the medieval city wall; The tower of the historic St. Barbara’s Church from the 13th century is a special eye-catcher; it served as a corner point of the city wall. The Martinskapelle is also one of the sights of Braubach.
Marksburg and Philippsburg Palace
A visit to the Marksburg, which towers high above Braubach, is particularly worthwhile. The castle is not only characterized by a fantastic panoramic view of the beautiful Rhine Valley; it is also considered to be the only undestroyed castle on the Middle Rhine.
Another cultural highlight can be found in the south of the enchanting city: the more than 400-year-old renaissance castle Philippsburg with a romantic inner courtyard and idyllic gardens.
Attractive destinations outside the city walls
A boat trip on the Rhine is a “must” in the Rhine Valley. The annual summer night festival takes place in August. Castle and palace and other historical sites are bathed in Bengali light; several fireworks in the Rhine Valley between Koblenz and Boppard can be viewed from the castle or from one of the numerous Rhine ships.
The legendary and legendary “Loreley” can be visited just 30 km south of Braubach. The 132 meter high rock plateau with the lovely name has not only fascinated Rhine boatmen for centuries; the view from the Loreley rock is breathtaking and becomes an unforgettable experience.
Not just from bread alone…
Braubach not only has first-class cultural offers, but can also score with culinary specialties. In the numerous wine bars, ostrich taverns and inns, every guest will find excellent wines as well as suitable regional specialties such as tarte flambée, wine cheese, Vesper platters or the traditional “heaven and earth”.
Wine lovers get their money’s worth during the annual wine festival with a large number of wine stands, live music and a traditional parade at the beginning of October.