In 1062 it was united with the County of Orlamünde to the new County of Weimar-Orlamünde, which existed until the Thuringian Counts' War in 1346 and fell to the Wettins afterwards. The Weimar settlement emerged around the count's wooden castle and two small churches dedicated to St Peter (which became later the main church), and to St James.
1431, the Count of Hanau and Count Palatine Louis III procured the palace and town from Count Henry of . Schwarzburg. At the end of the 16th century, the Counts of Isenburg in Birstein took over the burgrave's office, but did not reside at the castle. During the Thirty Years' War, the town and palace were severely damaged and
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WordNet. a German city near Leipzig; scene of the adoption in 1919 of the constitution of the Weimar Republic that lasted until 1933; the German republic founded at Weimar in 1919; "The Weimar Republic was overthrown in 1933 and replaced by the Third Reich"