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Vittumspale in Germany, Weimar resort

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The Vittum Palace, also known as the 'Widows Palace', is an important monument to everyday aristocratic life. The palace is located on Theaterplatz square, in the central part of Weimar.

In 1774, after a strong fire in the Weimar castle, the Duchess Anna Amalia, who was a widow at that time, moved to the Vitum Palace. Immediately after the move, by order of the Duchess, the interior of the castle was redesigned by the architect Adam Friedrich Ozer. The chambers of the first floor and the ceremonial hall were decorated with ceiling paintings, the rooms were decorated with numerous busts and paintings of members of the family of dukes, as well as distinguished guests and courtiers. The Duchess lived in the castle until her death.

The castle also hosted `` Friday meetings '' organized by Goethe. Nowadays, in the Red Salon, you can see portraits of Schiller, Goethe, Herder and Wieland. The Green Salon, designed in 1785 in an early classical style, also deserves special attention.

Until the beginning of the 19th century, a beautiful park was laid out around the castle, which was demolished as a result of the development on Teatralnaya Square.

In 1807, after the death of the Duchess, the castle fell into disrepair. In the 1870s, the Anna Amalia Museum was opened in the castle by Duke Karl Alexander.


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