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Home to Goethe, Schiller, and the architects of the Bauhaus Movement

Weimar may not be large, but it has played a huge role in German history. In the 18th century, this Thuringian city was home to heroes of the Enlightenment, such as Goethe. Franz Liszt composed there in the 19th century, while groundbreaking artists and architects made it their home in the 1900s. And it's still a dynamic cultural center.


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Weimar only has 64,000 inhabitants, but its influence belies its small size. 5,000 students call the city home, which also hosts museums dedicated to the Bauhaus, Nietzsche, Goethe and Franz Liszt - a hint about how culturally important the city has been.


Studying and Working in Weimar

Weimar has two universities, both of which work in the cultural sector. The Bauhaus University has more than just architecture. It's a great place to study painting, design, sculpture, civil engineering, urbanism and media studies. The Liszt School of Music is smaller, and focuses on preparing classical musicians for orchestral positions, musical theater or professional careers in jazz, pop, and other musical genres.

Both universities welcome international students, as culture knows few national boundaries. However, applicants to the Bauhaus will require TestDaf level C1 qualifications, or a DSH-2 certificate. Those who haven't reached the required levels can attend the Bauhaus Summer School, or work with the university's Language Center. As a result, achieving admission requirements should be simple.


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