In the residential city in the middle of Europe, works of art and stories were brought to life. Experience European cultural history and let yourself be fascinated by the spacious parklands, poets’ houses, museums and castles that unfold art and culture, music and history in full bloom. And, as a special highlight of your visit to Weimar, enjoy your overnight cultural stay at the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof.
The hotel is one of the most traditional hotels in Weimar. Since 1806, the Grand Hotel has been located in the heart of the city of Weimar. It enjoyed a long tradition of hospitality and provided accommodation of noble character to historical figures of Weimar Classicism. Among said guests were Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Hoffmann von Fallersleben, Clara and Robert Schumann.
In the course of my vacation in Weimar, I also came to enjoy the noble inn. Even today, the preservation of the long-standing tradition is very important. As a guest, one experiences an individual and contemporary service with all the amenities one could dream of. For me, the thoroughly artful fusion of modern comfort and tradition was a truly wonderful experience that I would like to tell you more about. Come with me on the journey!
Located in the heart of the city of poets and thinkers, the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel is perfect for immersing yourself in a new world of history. Over 200 years of this history have left their traces in Weimar and also in the hotel – traces on which I was allowed to walk.
Built at the beginning of the 19th century, the hotel is one of the oldest and also one of the most traditional inns in Weimar. Even the name is based on history. In 1805, the Countess von Henkel-Donnersmarck, the grandmother of Goethe’s daughter-in-law, and Frau von Egloffstein purchased the house. It was here that the name “Russischer Hof” first appeared. This name was probably coined by the wedding between the duke’s hereditary prince, Carl Friedrich, and the sister of the ruler Alexander I of Russia, Maria Pavlovna, in 1804. However, before it was allowed to bear its current name, the building was first called “Alexanderhof” after the ruler of Russia.
Then, more than 30 years later, the name “Russian Court” reappeared for the first time since the acquisition of the house. At that time, the composer Franz Liszt called a room of the hotel his home for some time. The hotel became more and more a place for stimulating, inspiring gatherings for artists such as musicians and poets.
A little tip on the side: If you are planning a visit to the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof, you should definitely not miss the call: „Bonsoir, Ihr Lieben!“ in the lobby of the traditional hotel. This call is also based on a true story. When the two composers Franz Liszt and Robert Schumann met for the first time in Weimar in 1851, Liszt approached Schumann and his wife Clara with exactly these words.
The heart – the rooms
A stay with historical flair would not be complete without the right room. The Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof comes up with a selection of different room categories, including:
The comfort room: a stylishly furnished room with modern amenities, a sitting area and some of the comfort rooms also have a terrace.
A more luxurious option are the Suites. These are 50m² in size, luxuriously furnished and have a separate living area, safe, second WC and air conditioning.
Of course, considering the location and the associated historical relevance, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to opt for a very special room category. My choice for my stay fell on the Historic Room.
These rooms 30m²-35m² in size and luxurious, but classically furnished. I was greeted by a stylish mix of historical remnants like stucco decorated ceilings and a modern interior. Here, too, there is a living area that invites you to linger.
I spent some dreamy nights at the Best Western Premier Grand Hotel Russischer Hof. Would you like to experience Weimar’s history up close and personal and immerse yourself in the city of poets and thinkers, following in the footsteps of Franz Liszt, Richard Wagner and many more?
Go ahead and book your cultural stay in Weimar now!