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When Friedrich Schiller met Charlotte von Lengefeld and Caroline von Beulwitz in 1787, he was impressed by the open-minded and intellectual atmosphere in the house of the Lengefeld and Beulwitz family. Especially during his first longer stay in the small residence town, his passion in Caroline and the still unmarried Charlotte aroused.
History of the house / Restoration from 2005 to 2009
The building belongs to the few authentic historical Schiller sites in Germany that did not fall victim to the bombs of the Second World War. Numerous findings during the conservation works in the building permitted an almost realistic reconstruction of rooms and walls from the end of the 18th century during the restoration period from 2005 to 2009.
Schiller Museum Rudolstadt
The museum in Rudolstadt differs from all other known commemorative sites and exhibitions by the fact that it is focused on those days when Schiller’s life started to change. The Exhibition gives special attention to the first encounter of Friedrich Schiller and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe as well as his relationship to Charlotte von Lengefeld and Caroline von Beulwitz.


Luckily Schiller’s correspondence during his stay in Rudolstadt is largely preserved, which allows complex interpretation about the relationship between Friedrich Schiller and the two sisters that cannot always be definitely disentangled.



Opening times:
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Monday: closed 



You will find further information on the German Internet pages.


Schillerhaus Rudolstadt
Schillerstraße 25
D - 07407 Rudolstadt
tel. +49 (0) 3672 / 48 64 70
fax +49 (0) 3672 / 48 64 71

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