Saturday 12 October 2024

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


The Weimarer Stadtlauf (Weimar Town Run) offers races for all ages:

  • 400m - 2km Kinderläufe (children's races)
  • 11km
  • 11km Staffellauf (2 x 5.5km relay)

Held each October in Weimar, a town of about 65,000 people in Germany's state of Thüringen (Thuringia), the Stadtlauf is a very popular running event that attracts well over 1,500 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:


33. Weimarer Stadtlauf:


  • 12 October 2024 (Saturday)

Event website:


Number of finishers:

  11km 11km relay
2023 1,130 212 teams ---
2022 965 122 teams ---
2021 1,107 --- ---
2020 --- --- ---
2019 1,403 --- 179
2018 1,556 --- 216


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