Weimar [a] is a city in the state of Thuringia, Germany. It is located in Central Germany between Erfurt in the west and Jena in the east, approximately 80 kilometres (50 miles) southwest of Leipzig, 170 kilometres (106 miles) north of Nuremberg and 170 kilometres (106 miles) west of Dresden. Together with the neighbouring cities of Erfurt and Jena, it forms the central metropolitan area of Thuringia, with approximately 500,000 inhabitants.
Weimar was the capital of Thuringia from 1920 to 1948. Weimar is a railway junction, and its industrial products include machinery, precision instruments, truck parts, jewelry, pharmaceuticals, and foodstuffs. Metalworking is also important. Britannica Quiz Where on Earth is That? Goethe's garden house Goethe National Museum
The Weimar Republic (German: Weimarer Republik [ˌvaɪ̯maʁɐ ʁepuˈbliːk] ), officially named the German Reich, was a historical period of Germany from 1918 to 1933, during which it was a constitutional federal republic for the first time in history; hence it is also referred to, and unofficially proclaimed itself, as the German Republic (Deutsche Republik).
An exciting chapter of German history was written 100 years ago in Weimar: With the ratification of the constitution at the German National Theatre the first democratic republic was born within German borders and was named after Weimar. Highlights Barely a week goes by without some festival or exciting event taking place in Weimar.
The Weimar Republic was Germany’s government from 1919 to 1933, the period after World War I until the rise of Nazi Germany. It was named after the town of Weimar where Germany’s new...
Weimar and Nazi Germany, 1918-39 The Weimar Republic, 1918-1929 After World War One, Germany became democratic. All adult Germans were able to vote and the system of proportional...