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Gauforum Weimar

In 1937 in Weimar the construction of a Gauforumstarted. These Gauforums, in the center of the city Bayreuth, Dresden, Frankfurt a/d Oder, Augsburg and Weimar, served to show the power of the National Socialists and consisted of large squares, wide streets and huge buildings for the National Socialists.

In Weimar, five buildings were planned. Until the end of the war three could be built, after the war a fourth was finished.

After the year 2000, the buildings were modernized. It was decided that the buildings each should have their own color so that the forum-character decreases. One of the buildings is used as a shopping mall, the other three are used by the Thuringian government. The tower contains an exhibition about the history of the complex.

For current visiting hours, please visit the website of the museum.

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  • Text: Fedor de Vries
  • Photos: Martin Haslebacher (1, 2, 3), Koos Winkelman (4, 5, 6, 7, 8)