Nietzsche Temple Project

"Shortly after Nietzsche's death in 1900, a circle, centered around the brothers Ernst and August Horneffer, developed a plan to transfer Nietzsche's remains to Weimar and construct a shrine, with a temple and a stadium based on the Ancient model, where public readings and games were to be held in honor of his [spirit]. The list of supporters included: Gabriele D'Annunzio, Maurice Barrès, Anatole France, André Gide, Gerhardt Hauptmann, Hugo von Hofmannsthal, Harry Graf Kessler, Gustav Mahler, Charles Maurras, Edvard Munch, Walter Rathenau, Richard Strauss, and Herbert George Wells."

Historical events supervened, to the extent that the project never came to fruition. But the time has come for the dream to come true! Bromios Press pledges, on reaching sales of 100'000 copies of our books, to fund the construction of the Nietzschean temple complex in a suitable location.

These are the provisional plans for the main sanctuary:


Temple drawings

Temple of Nietzsche
The complex will be subsequently expanded by enclosing the temple in a colonnade, modelled on the Forum Augusti. A stadium may be added at a later date for athletic contests in Nietzsche's honor (as envisioned by the original Horneffer plan)
Temple complex