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Schillerhaus on Schillerstrasse

Schillerstrasse 9, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
03643 545401
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Ranked #5 of 41 attractions in Weimar
Type: Historic Sites
Description: The house where famous German playwright Friedrich Schiller lived the final years of his life and wrote "William Tell."
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Essen, Germany
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Really a lot to see, you can just go there , buy a ticket and enter, not like Goethe Museum . Since a lot of school classes go there waiting time at the ticket office sometims quite long.

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cincinnati
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216 reviews 216 reviews
50 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

The house is well preserved in its initial appearance, with a helpful descriptive brochure to carry through it. Our ThuringerPass did not include the next door changing exhibit, unfortunately

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Orlando, Florida
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124 reviews 124 reviews
41 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

For Americans(it has been my experience that most don't know Schiller) who do not know who Friedrich Schiller was, they probably, at first, wouldn't understand the significance of this museum. First off he was a great author, and, was also good friends with Goethe. The statue in front of the National Theater--the center of Weimar, is of both Goethe and... More

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Madison, Alabama
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207 attraction reviews
208 helpful votes 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Stop number 5 on our tour map from the visitors center, we learned that the Schiller's House in Weimar was built in 1777 but Friedrich Schiller did not acquire the bourgeois house unitl 1802 where he lived with his family until his death in 1805. Like Goethe, you will find a Schillerstrasse in every major German City. In fact, we... More

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Dublin, Ireland
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97 reviews 97 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Being a big fan of the Romantic period, the house of Schiller was high on my list of "mut-see" in Germany. And I was not disappointed! I must confess I knew about the writer much less than about his contemporary Goethe, and this way, visiting his house allowed me to learn a lot more. The provided audioguides (in English and... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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464 reviews 464 reviews
224 attraction reviews
325 helpful votes 325 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2011

I stumbled on the Schiller Haus looking for the Goethe Haus and decided to pay it a visit instead of wasting time on finding the other. As having no previous knowledge of who was Schiller, I came out much more enlightened and glad I did visit. As the previous post mentions, there is an audioguide you can get at the... More

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Oberhausen, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Out of all the historic homes that one can visit in Weimar, this is by far the best. The layout and descriptions are better than those of the Goethehaus (by a narrow margin), and the audioguide, which here costs €2 extra, is miles better whether in German or English. Perhaps the fact the audioguide consists of a loaned iPod, rather... More

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