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The House was laid out and decorated by Henry Van der Velde, who also designed his own House Haus... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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The museum is his own house, where he spent his last years. Only the main floor is available for... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
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In der Villa »Silberblick« verbrachte der kranke Friedrich Nietzsche, gepflegt von seiner Schwester Elisabeth Förster-Nietzsche, seine letzten Lebensjahre. Nach dem Tod des Philosophen richtete seine Schwester das Nietzsche-Archiv ein und ließ es...more
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Humboldtstr. 36, 99425 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

The House was laid out and decorated by Henry Van der Velde, who also designed his own House Haus Hohe Pappeln close by. The drawingroom in particular is really Gesamtkunst- where everything was designed by him: furniture, lamps and textiles. It was ordered by Nietzsches...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank birtel831
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

The museum is his own house, where he spent his last years. Only the main floor is available for visitors. I believe upstairs is open for students to study his work.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Vitaverita
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Having read all of Nietzsche's work over the years, and studied a great deal of this philosopher's personal life, I was very much looking forward to visiting the archive, where he spent his final years. Sadly, there isn't much there. His personal library of books,...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

Nietsche died in this house in 1900. After this his sister Elisabeth had the house reorganised and redecorated by Henri van de Velde, the great Belgian designer. He designed everything and so the house, like some by C.R.Macintosh, has a beautifully harmonious feel. Less delightful...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank Eva Julia T
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I only had 1 chance to go and didn't know there was a bus there. Unfortunately I took too long to walk there (and it's uphill!) and was too late to see it.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank JTeo
Reviewed 12 June 2016

This was my third visit to this museum, as I have travelled extensively in Nietzsche's footsteps. The philosopher spent the last years of his life there, albeit in a state of oblivion. The villa was bought for him by his friend and admirer Meta von...More

Date of experience: July 2015
1  Thank Eva664
Reviewed 25 November 2014

The Nietzsche-Archiv is an interesting little hub of facts and documents regarding the later years of Nietzsche's life. This was the house Nietzsche retired to and spent his final years before his death in 1900. The rooms have particular interest for fans of the Bauhaus...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank Sarah L
Reviewed 28 July 2013

On this site one can visit a complete interior as it was build by architect Henry Van de Velde. It was Nietsche's sister who commisioned the remodeling of the house. As such the exhibition also provides some very basic info on the final days of...More

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank Marc V
Reviewed 13 May 2013

The sister of Friedrich Nietzsche ordered Henry van de Velde, at that time director of the Weimar School of Fine Arts, to redesign the interior of a villa in the same town to house the archive of her brother. The result is definitely one of...More

Date of experience: April 2013
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