Saturday 14 October 2023

Goethe-Schiller-Denkmal, Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2013 Hendrik Böttger /


The Weimarer Stadtlauf offers races for all ages:

  • 400m - 2km Kinderläufe (children's races)
  • 11km (two laps)
  • 11km relay (5.5km + 5.5km)

Held each October in Weimar, a town of about 65,000 people in Germany's state of Thüringen (Thuringia), the Stadtlauf (Town Run) is a very popular running event that attracts approximately 2,000 or more participants.

Thousands of spectators line the course every year as the event forms part of the annual Zwiebelmarkt (Onion Market) festival which has been held since 1653 and which draws approximately 300,000 visitors over three days.

Dubbed "Stadt der deutschen Klassik", Weimar boasts an immense cultural heritage. Many literary and artistic geniuses like Goethe and Schiller (pictured above), Cranach, Bach and Liszt worked there, and in 1919 the famous Bauhaus art school was founded in Weimar.

Starting on Goetheplatz, the Stadtlauf route is a gently-undulating 5.5km loop through Weimar's very pretty Altstadt (Old Town) and through the Park an der Ilm, an English-style park where runners pass Goethes Gartenhaus (pictured below).

The course is run on mixed surfaces (asphalt, granite setts, gravel paths).


Goethes Gartenhaus in Weimar, Germany (Copyright © 2014 Hendrik Böttger /


Map of the venue:


32. Weimarer Stadtlauf:


  • 14 October 2023 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  • 2022:
    • 11km: 965
  • 2021:
    • 11km: 1,107
  • 2020:
    • Event cancelled
  • 2019:
    • 11km: 1,403
    • 22km: 179
  • 2018:
    • 11km: 1,556
    • 22km: 216


No guarantee is made as to the accuracy or thoroughness of the information on this page.