I started early since there are no bus services from Oettern in the weekend, so I had to walk to Weimar. Fortunately it was sunny, and almost entirely flat. There are a lot of apple trees on the roadside from which you can collect fruit. I did!
When I arrived in Weimar the first hostel I checked was still full, but Hababusch hostel had some room. It’s a nice little place and has a kitchen, and a strangely detailed aerial photograph of the railway station. I treated myself to a calorific breakfast.
Recharged, I set forth.
Next I went to the Bauhaus Museum. It’s small but has a good video documentary and a reasonable range of artefacts.
After taking this photo a guard who looked exactly like Himmler told me photography was VERBOTEN. I moved on.
Onions are the thing in Weimar. They have a big annual market and you can buy onion cake year-round. It’s a shortcrust base with onion topping.
Entry was €4 so I did not go in. There was also a tunnel system in the park that charged €3.50, so again I did not enter.
Being part of the former DDR there was also a large Soviet cemetary in the park.
I did go in here (€8.50 *choke*). There’s not much to see. His study is quite interesting, and the library has 7 000 volumes but is only the size of a large wadrobe, which makes for narrow passages. There are also a lot of guards to stop you from stealing any of the numerous busts.
Being no. 2 I did not bother with Schiller’s house. And Liszt doesn’t even count! I bimbled through town.
Weimar also has a mall, if you would believe it. Strange place, like they don’t quite know what one is supposed to look like.
I bought some klöß mix. It’s a traditional Thüringen potato ball that is boiled.
There was a large group in the hostel from a Steiner school in Austria, but they were whipped in to line so that it was actually a very quiet night.