Begins with life in Eutin at the time of Weber's birth. The residence of Prince Bishop Peter Friedrich Ludwig, Eutin had a population of 2000 (20,000 today). Yet important figures lived there--the poet and Homeric translator Voss and the painter Tischbein--and many prominent guests came to court--Humboldt, Klopstock, Claudius, Lavater. Eutin came to be known as the Weimar of the North. The Webers left Eutin in 1787, but Carl Maria returned on two occasions--in 1802 with his father and in 1820 while on a concert tour. Both visits are described in detail. The subsequent history of Weber's legacy in Eutin is traced through memorial plaques, a bust, a monument, a museum, a summer festival (which began in 1936 and continues today), Weber symposiums, and the establishment of a Weber prize in 1986.