TEHRAN. YJC -- A group of young musicians, architecture students, painters and sculptors from the German city of Weimar is scheduled to travel to Iran during April to visit Shiraz, which is home to the tomb of Hafez, the favorite poet of German literary figure Johann Wolfgang Goethe.
The trip has been organized by Piruzan Mahbub, a German-based Iranian carpet merchant, who has previously sent two other German groups to tour the southern Iranian city.
The visit was arranged to raise awareness about the culture and history of Shiraz, Mahbub told the Persian service of ISNA on Monday.
Strong literary, historical and artistic backgrounds link the cities together. Goethe’s "Divan of East and West” was inspired by the spiritual poems of Hafez.
The group will also hold photo exhibitions, concerts and poetry sessions during their stay in Shiraz.