3. DunkelWeimar:selfguided exciting tour,true crime sightseeing
DunkelWeimar is the most unusua city walk that you can find in Weimar. Based on our multimedia app. Goethe‘s son will talk to you and share his secrets. This tour is about some of the less dazzling and less shiny sides of Weimar‘s history. It's about crimes, missteps, pranks, rumours, secrets, secret societies and scandals. In this tour we connect the most important historical places and buildings in the city center with their dark past.
We tell things and stories that are otherwise often kept secret. Of course, the great poets and thinkers, musicians and painters, or the dukes have also once been on the wrong side of the law. We combine anecdotes and stories, the funny and the scary, the amazing and the murderous in our tour “DunkelWeimar”. You can enjoy this excursion during day time, or in the dark, whenever you want.
An app on your smartphone takes you from place to place, shows you the route and directions and includes all audios and information. The advantage is that you can set your own pace and start at whatever time you want. This is your independent VIP-tour. It is suitable for groups up to 5 persons. Larger groups should book this item multiple times (for example 20 persons = 4 groups = 4x bookings). As we guide you through the center and the nearby city park, we jump back and forth between the centuries. From the Middle Ages to the time of the National Socialists, then back to the classic era and the GDR. Back and forth again and again. It's about executions, spectacular art thefts, about rebels who wouldn't be forbidden to speak, about Goethe's small mistakes and missteps, about stolen bones and empty coffins, about strong women who didn't allow themselves to be intimidated, about robberies and rumors and about Hitler in Weimar.
Franz Liszt, Johann Sebastian Bach, Goethe, Duke Carl-August, Anna Amalia, Schiller, they all also play a role in DunkelWeimar. We promise an entertaining and exciting tour, which is also structured like a game. You will listen to audio stories, sometimes have to answer guessing questions, test your memory and solve small puzzles. This is more than just a tour. How many points do you get? If the approximately three-kilometer route is too much for you or if the weather throws a spanner in the works, you can skip the remaining stations and locations of the tour at any time and still listen to all the content and stories. For example at your hotel.
At the end of the tour you can also compare the points you have achieved with other teams that have been on the road before you or at the same time. Have fun and success and get to know this beautiful city and it‘s history from a rather unexpected perspective.