Hotel Elephant, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Weimar
Markt 19 · Weimar99423 · Germany 
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General Information

  • Guesthouse Elephant opened in 1696
  • Interior in style of Art Déco- and Bauhaus
  • 99 Classic, Deluxe rooms incl. theme suites
  • Business Center + complimentary Wi-Fi in the lobby
  • Gourmet Restaurant "Anna Amalia", awarded with a Michelin star since 2003
  • Elephantenbar with draft beer, wines & snacks
  • Restaurant Elephantenkeller in rustical vaulted cellars
  • Historic tavern "Zum Weißen Schwan" with Thuringian food 
  • 4 conference rooms for up to 200 persons

Hotel Elephant, Weimar:
A place immersed in history

As Goethe fittingly wrote in his 'Faust', "Here I am man, here dare it to be.", this quotation describes the Hotel Elephant, Weimar perfectly: at an exclusive location right at the Marktplatz square the hotel delivers a culture of well-being and refined service since 1696.
All 99 luxurious rooms and suites connect culture and art in a fascinating way and are characterized by uniquely designed furniture, love to detail and famous visitors of this exclusive luxury hotel in Weimar.

Hotel Elephant - Taste of delicacy

A Weimar legend since 1696

The Gourmet Restaurant „Anna Amalia“ (one Michelin star), famous in the city and well beyond, is tasteful in the true sense of the word. Experience outstanding culinary creations of italian cuisine on the highest level.

Get spoiled by specialities of Thuringia in the 'Restaurant Elephantenkeller' or the 'Gasthaus zum weißen Schwan'.

Weimar is a true gem of architectural treasures and equally as rich in art as it is in culture. Art and culture form a harmonious synthesis in Weimar with many UNESCO world heritage sights and the Duchess Anna Amalia library with its breathtaking art and book collection.
Historical pieces of art underline the ancient ambience of the 4 meeting rooms offering ideal places for events for up to 200 people. Personal service, exclusive luxury and complimentary Wi-Fi are awaiting guests.

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With a rich knowledge about Weimar and the region and a high level of experience the Concierge and Front desk staff will make your stay in Weimar to become an unforgetable experience.
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Weimar offers a unique combination of art and culture and countless opportunities to discover the city's culture. Walk in the footsteps of famous composer Johann Sebastian Bach, influential poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe or walk around the enchanting old town, characterised by the Art Nouveau of Henry van de Velde. No wonder people say Weimar has personality. Its countless famous residents and large number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites give the city a distinctive flair that simply has to be experienced to be believed.   
Discover Weimar. Life is a collection of experiences. Let us be your guide.

Weimar is far from being a museum-like relic of times long past like the classical period and the Weimar Republic. To this day, the lively university city breathes the 
spirit of art and culture in a uniquely creative way. 
Despite Weimar’s small size, a real cosmopolitan flair can be felt all around, regardless of the route visitors choose through narrow streets and stately parks to the city’s landmarks such as the National Theatre and the Duchess Anna Amalia Library. Weimar is world-renowned for its houses of the German classical period and the unmistakable Bauhaus legacy. (©DNT - Deutsches Nationaltheater und Staatskapelle Weimar GmbH)
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Weimars delicacies

Discover Thuringian treats while sightseeing in Weimar: Try some authentic freshly grilled 
Thuringian sausages in the market square.
Discover other delicacies such as the unbeatable Thüringer Klöße (potato dumplings) and the widely-acclaimed Thüringer Blechkuchen cake as you take a stroll through the city's many pubs, cafes, bars and restaurants, starting with the Elephantenkeller and the historic Weißer Schwan next to the Goethe House.
Be sure to visit one of the best chefs in Thuringia – Italian-born Marcello Fabbri, who has run the Hotel Elephant’s gourmet restaurant Anna Amalia since 1993 and who, together with his team, has been honoured with a Michelin-star for each consecutive year since 2003. (©Weimar GmbH)
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Art & culture in Weimar

Weimar offers a unique combination of art and culture and has been heavily influenced by its memorable residents and visitors, musicians, composers, poets, painters, architects and philosophers: ranging from 
Lucas Cranach the Elder, Johann Sebastian BachJohann Wolfgang von Goethe and Friedrich von Schiller to Franz Liszt, Richard Strauß, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henry van de Velde, Paul Klee and Walter Gropius.
These and many other prominent creative people left behind a unique legacy, and did spent years or decades in the city and are closely intertwined with its history. As a result, a lot of Weimar’s landmarks are dedicated to these artists. (©Bauhaus-Universität)
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Famous buildings

Weimar offers a wealth of monuments which are 
designated as UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Haus am Horn, the former school of fine arts and the arts and crafts school (now Bauhaus University).
“Classical Weimar” buildings include Goethe’s HouseSchiller’s House, the Residence Castle and three further castles and parks: BelvedereEttersburg and Tiefurt. Anna Amalia’s Wittumspalais and the Herder site including the Church of St. Peter & Paul and the altarpiece by Lucas Cranach the  Elder and Younger,  Herder's House and the Old High School, the Princes’ Tomb, the Historical Cemetery and the fabulously rebuilt Duchess Anna Amalia Library.
This all sheds light on a unique period of German cultural history – reason enough to take an in-depth tour of the city and to immerse oneself in its history to understand the present day. (©Weimar GmbH, Guido Werner)
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Weimar's natural beauty

Cycle along the Ilm Valley Cycle Route or the Feininger Route and explore the countryside around the river Ilm. Some tours start directly from the Hotel Elephant. The Rennsteig, a popular destination not only for hikers but also increasingly for mountain bikers, isn't far away either.

Blessed with natural beauty, the Weimar Region and the nearby Thuringian Forest invite visitors to experience a multitude of discoveries. Hiking can be enjoyed all year round and is a great pastime! Finding oneself in nature, doing something for oneself and one's health are some of the things Hotel Elephant in Weimar offers.

Approximately 30 minutes away from Weimar by car two of Thuringia's most beautiful golf courses can be found. (©TTG)
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Historic monuments

In 1996, Weimar’s Bauhaus – the arts and crafts school designed by Henry van de Velde – was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Classical Weimar and handwritten manuscripts by Goethe in the Goethe and Schiller Archives were also added in 1998.
​German history becomes tangible in Weimar: in the writers’ houses, along the long line of monuments and in the Duchess Anna Amalia Library. On UNESCO’s World Heritage List, “Bauhaus and its Sites in Weimar and Dessau” are represented by three sites in Weimar. “Classical Weimar” comprises eleven different sites. In 2001, UNESCO registered the works of Goethe stored in the Goethe and Schiller Archives on its “Gedächtnis der Menschheit / Memory of the World” programme aimed at preserving documentary heritage.  (©Weimar GmbH, Maik Schuck)
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The Concierge's recommendation

Experiencing Weimar by going for a little walk
around the inner city to the ancient library "Anna Amalia" is one of the Concierge's favourite Weimar activities
On this trip it is highly  recommended, to make a little turn into the Goethepark with the Goethe Gartenhaus, shrouded in myth. Retrace the footsteps of the famous poets and writers and learn more about the importance of Weimar for the classical era.

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  • Would you like to see a theater show or opera last minute and don't have the tickets? 
  • Would you like to learn more about the historical highlights and discover Weimar off the beaten tracks?
The Head Concierge of the Hotel Elephant, Hendrik Bley and his team are caring for your well-being. Mister Bley is rewarded with the golden keys of the renowned international Concierge Association "Les Clefs d'Or" and with pride he will be telling you stories about the Hotel Elephant and will be sharing some historical episodes about Weimar with you.
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