Hotel Garni

In the historic centre of Weimar

Our hotel consists of three houses, connected by and accessible via stairs and lift. Breakfast room and reception desk are situated in the historic main building, which also opens up to our lovely terrace. All rooms are non-smoking.
Dogs are very welcome  in our house.

All rooms and parking spots are available from 03:00 PM on the day of arrival until 11:00 AM on the day of departure.

Our Early Check-In

On customer request and subject to availability, we offer an Early Check-In at an additional cost of € 20 per room.
If necessary, just ask in time!

Each booked room includes free Wi-Fi and a one bottle of mineral water.
Our breakfast buffet is available from 07:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Hotel Inhaber Freind

We love to be your hosts,
the family-run Hotel
by Gordon Freind.

Here you are received by
Kathleen Wannagat, Johannes Voigt
and Franziska Ulferts as
in the service area Renate Völz.


Use our hotel terrace for an open-air breakfast

or to end of the day in the evening.

Comfy in Weimar

Our 53 Mediterranean-styled rooms are the ideal accommodation for your holiday in the historic centre.

Our choice of rooms consists of single and double rooms, junior suites, apartments and a spacious superior suite with a view across the rooftops of Weimar.

We also have both a single and double room for allergic persons at the ready, including hypoallergenic bedclothes.
These rooms are laid with floorboards instead of carpeting.


Single Room


Double Rooms




Superior Suite

Eat & Drink


Our plentiful breakfast buffet with mainly regional products is the ideal start into a day filled with culture.

We place great emphasis on product freshness, quality and sustainability.

Hotel bar with local drinks

Our hotel bar is a popular meeting place to end an eventful day. Here you enjoy specialty beverages from Thuringia.

We’ll gladly give advice on our choice of products and look forward to you visit at our house bar!

  • JoHanns-Hof
  • Benediktiner Wirtshaus
  • Benediktiner Wirtshaus

Restaurant joHanns Hof in Weimar

Our restaurant “joHanns Hof” “( directed by Mr. Freind jr.)   in the adjacent building is a treat to any palate. Both regional dishes and international cuisine are prepared here with love, fresh produce and tender meats. Another specialty is the Thüringer Weinkontor, serving a large choice of Saale-Unstrut wines for tasting at the restaurant and to take home with you.

Our reception will take your reservations anytime.
Of course you may also make reservations directly at joHanns Hof.

Meetings & Events
in the centre of Weimar

Should you have need of a site for a business meeting, you will find our Hotel well prepared for such an occasion:

Our conference room serves us an excellent frame for a successful meeting of up to 30 participants.
In our restaurant a party of up to 70 people can enjoy their family celebration while delighting in a set meal or our buffet, the festivity expandable to our sunny terrace during summer. Please take note that booking of these features is solely possible in combination with room reservations. We will always find just the right solution for your requirements!

We would be happy to make you an offer.

The history of our house

Our hotel follows a long-standing tradition. In 2002, following a construction period of one year, three formerly independently erected houses had been merged into a single complex. As much as possible of the historical structure was preserved.

Noblesse oblige — Hotel Anna Amalia lives up to its noble patron.

By calling to court Christoph Martin Wieland as the tutor to the Prince in 1772, and the assembly of the so-called “Round Table” in the Wittumspalais in 1776, Anna Amalia Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1739 – 1807) initiated the classic period in Weimar.

The hotel consists of three connected buildings in the Geleitstraße—the main building with its archway and two adjoining buildings. Just behind the Erfurter Tor (“Gate to Erfurt”), which was torn down in the early 19th century, the Geleitstraße leads as one of four main roads to the parish church.

In 1775 Goethe first travelled down this road when arriving from Erfurt, to take up first residence at the church square. The garden of Duchess Anna Amalia spread from her residence, the Wittumspalais, left and right of the now removed town wall; almost reaching the hotel.

The main building was erected in 1792, thus before the removal of the adjacent Erfurter Tor and after the arrival of Goethes. In 1880 the Hotel Cheminus was established in the main building No. 12, in which 1912 the authors Franz Kafka and Max Brod roomed together.
Houce No. 10 was inhabited by the composer Peter Cornelius (1824 – 1874), who had been among Franz Liszt’s circle of friends since 1852. In 1858 his opera “The Barber of Baghdad”—one of the best German comic operas—fell victim to a collusion between theatres, targeting Liszt.

With its renovation in 2002, Hotel Anna Amalia devoted its heart to the many guests of the city.

Explore the city from its centre, sample its plentiful histories unfold, and enjoy the abundance of personalities which worked and lived here—Lucas Cranach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Goethe and Schiller, Herder and Wieland, Anna Amalia und Carl August, Liszt and Cornelius, Henry van der Velde and Walter Gropius, and many more.

Historisches Hotelbild
Portrait Anna Amalia