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Nietzsche-Archiv

Humboldtstr. 36, 99425 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Interesting architecture

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

Reviewed 1 week ago
Birte L
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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
Vitaverita
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San Francisco, California
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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 vom belgischen Architekten und Designer Henry van de Velde gestalten. Innenarchitektur und Ausstattung gehören zu den gelungensten Schöpfungen des belgischen Architekten.
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Humboldtstr. 36, 99425 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

Thank Sarah L
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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

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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

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