In 1724, Johann August Richter and Gottfried Heinrich Krohne designed the Schloss Belvedere as a pleasure house and summer residence for Duke Ernst August of Saxe-Weimar. In the gardens, updated in the English landscape style in 1811, elegant pavilions flank the chateau's entrance. The plaster-relief interior houses 18th-century porcelain, faïence, paintings, and furniture belonging to the art collections of Weimar. Stroll through the recently restored festive hall and silver salon, and journey back in time to the storied house parties of the mid-18th century. Take in the historical carriage collection and exhibits on hunting and garden culture in the times of Duke August, experiencing life as it was centuries ago. Pick up the audio guide included in the ticket price for more historical information. After your visit, stop at the nearby teashop for refreshments. With our international travel planner, Weimar attractions like Schloss Belvedere can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Unfortunately the Castle was closed for our visit. So a stroll around the park was the only thing available. Impressive for a hunting lodge! more »
We were just driving around and ran across the Belvedere. It was late in the day and the building was closed but the grounds and orangery were very nice. Went back the 2nd time to go through the... more »
The place is pretty nice. There is a castle where you can visit and pay like 6.5€ (as far as I remember). Inside the castle there is a lot of porcelain. You also get something like a phone and while walking into the castle, you can find more information about the rooms that you are visiting. Also, there is a big park with trees and flowers. Really good for a picnic day. As I noticed, if you are visiting only the park, you don’t have to pay anything. Totally worth it. I gave it 4 stars because inside the castle, there was a lot of “new” porcelain, not everything was authentic. When I planned to go there, I expected to see authentic things, not a porcelain museum.
I never knew royalty had such a porcelain obsession until I went here. Some beautiful art in many different forms and it captures a very rich history. Well worth a stop!
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