Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater

Country: Germany (Deutschland)
State: Thüringen
City: Weimar
Location: Theaterplatz 2

Built 1906-1907 as "Großherzogliches Hoftheater" by Max Littmann for Großherzog Wilhelm-Ernst von Sachsen-Weimar-Eisenach, at the site of the old Hoftheater (built 1825, demolished 1906). Opened 17 Feb 1907 with Goethe's "Iphigenie auf Tauris". Renamed "Landestheater" on 17 November 1918. Renamed "Deutsches Nationaltheater" on 19 January 1919. Site of the "Deutsche Nationalversammlung" from 6 February 1919 to 31 July 1919, the constituent parliament assembly for the first German republic later known as "Weimarer Republik". Interior destroyed by bombs on 9 Feb 1945. 1946-1948 rebuilding of the interior to modern plans. Re-opened 28 Aug 1948 with Goethe's "Faust I". 1973-1975 auditorium renovation and stage modernization. Re-opened 5 October 1975 with Goethe's "Faust I". 1997-1999 renovations. Re-opened 31 Jan 1999 with Goethe's "Faust I" and "Faust II".

Link: www.nationaltheater-weimar.de

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Weimar, Hoftheater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Sent: from Weimar to Heidelberg, 1910

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Weimar, Hoftheater"
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Das Grossherzogl. Hoftheater in Weimar, Foyersaal" [foyer hall]
Publisher: Louis Held, Weimar
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Das Grossherzogl. Hoftheater in Weimar, Zuschauerraum" [auditorium]
Publisher: Louis Held, Weimar
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: bows after a performance of Schiller's "Wilhelm Tell"
Front Text: "Weimar, Festvorstellung im Großherzoglichen Hoftheater"
Handwritten Reverse Text: dated 30 July 1911
Publisher: Festkarte des Deutschen Schillerbundes zu Weimar
Type: Divided Back
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] [Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Deutsche Nationalversammlung in Weimar 1919" - "Entw.: Max Nehrling, Weimar" [designed by...]
Reverse Text: "Offizielle Postkarte" [Official Postcard]
Publisher: Verlag der Buchbinder-Innung, Weimar. Druck: Reineck & Kelin, Weimar.
Size: Classic
Not sent. (2 commemorative stamps, postmarked 1 Aug 1919)

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: aerial view; see also detail view
Reverse Text: "Weimar - Nationaltheater (Fliegeraufnahme)"
Publisher: Pallas-Verlag, Jena; Luftphoto 4244
Type: Real Photo
Size: Classic
Sent: from Weimar to Lund (Sweden), 1921

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: right below: Nationaltheater (ca. 1933-1945)
Front Text: "Gruß vom Flugplatz Nohra b. Weimar" [Greetings from Nohra Airfield near Weimar]
Publisher: Aktueller Bildverlag B. Mitschke, Oberhof (Thür.)
Size: Classic
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar
Publisher: Photogr. u. Verl. A. Spieler, Weimar; F10058; 74
Type: Real Photo
Size: Modern
Sent: from Weimar to Langelsheim, 1942

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Letter from: "Generalindendanz des Deutschen Nationaltheaters und der Weimarischen Staatskapelle Weimar" to: "Henschelverlag ... Berlin"
Postmark: "Weimar, Das Deutsche Nationaltheater Weimar ist dein Theater", 15 Aug 1960
Size: 16 x 11.3 cm

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Bild und Heimat, Reichenbach (Vogtl.), DDR
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Stamp (Germany, 1999)
Text: "1100 Jahre Weimar - Kulturstadt Europas"

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater, 1907/1908 errichtet; Veimar, Nemechky nationalniy teatr, coorycheno v 1907/08 r.; Weimar, German National Theatre, Built in 1907/08; Weimar, Théâtre National allemand, Edifié en 1907/08"
Publisher: Nationale Forschubngs- u. Gedenkstätten der klassischen deutschen Literatur; 301751/90; RG6-III/26/13-Motiv-Nr. 8
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Stiftung Weimarer Klassik"
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater mit Goethe- und Schiller-Denkmal von Ernst Rietschel"
Publisher: Siftung Weimarer Klassik; 1993; 7008
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Weimar, Theater"
Reverse Text: "Weimar/Thüringen, Deutsches Theater um 1800" [wrong, the image is of the new theater built in 1907]
Publisher: Verlag Georg Mai, Weimar; 414
Size: Modern
Sent: to Düsseldorf, 1997

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: christmas market in front of the Deutsches Nationaltheater; banner promoting shows of ca. 1998
Reverse Text: "Schöne Grüße aus Weimnar, Weihnachtliches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Schönig GmbH & Co. KG; Weim 226
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Deutsches Nationaltheater Weimar"
Reverse Text: "Weimar"
Publisher: Rahmel-Verlag, Pulheim; GB 2115
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Weimar Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Rahmel-Verlag, Pulheim; GB 2127
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: banner promoting "Die Könige von Thule" (2001)
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Burghard Verlag, Bad Salzungen; Wei 071
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Burghard Verlag, Bad Salzungen; Wei 088
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Dichterstadt Weimar"
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Burghard Verlag, Bad Salzungen; Wei 114
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: tourists in front of the Gother-Schiller-Denkmal and the Nationaltheater
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal vor dem Deutschen Nationaltheater"
Publisher: René Menges; W 14
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: banner promoting a guest performance of "Amelia" by La La la Human Steps, May 2003
Reverse Text: "Weimar, Goethe-Schillerdenkmal vor dem Deutschen Nationaltheater"
Publisher: René Menges; W 22
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Picture: photomontage (with the Goethe and Schiller statues in the audience)
Reverse Text: "Deutsches Nationaltheater, Weimar"
Publisher: Kulturbeutel Weimar-Souvenirs
Size: Modern
Not sent.

[Weimar: Deutsches Nationaltheater] Front Text: "Weimar Weltkulturerbe, Deutsches Nationaltheater"
Publisher: Oberfränkischer Ansichtskartenverlag Bouillon, Bayreuth; 254-17
Size: Modern
Not sent.

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