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Goethe House (Goethehaus)

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Address: Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 69 1 38 80-0
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The house in which the legendary writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived...
The house in which the legendary writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived his early years has been restored with many of his family's original belongings.
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The Goethe House was very interesting and lovely. It's not huge but in great condition and showed how affluent the family was.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

My wife is a literature lover, so we really loved it. There are a lot of beautiful paintings in the museum that worth seeing. In the Goethe house there is a clock that still works. In this house you can feel the way Goethe's familly lived, educated, loved art and trained a great writer! If you enjoy historical places or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The Goethe House was very interesting and lovely. It's not huge but in great condition and showed how affluent the family was.

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Salvador, BA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If do you like good literature and germany culture you must to visit the Goeth Museum. The author of The Sorrows of the young Werther.

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

It's an interesting learning experience. Of course, you'll appreciate it if you like Goethe, it's basically the place where he lived most of his life. It gives you a perspective of what his surroundings and his lifestyle were like. Also, even if you don't really know much about Goethe, the house is very representative of the house architecture of Goethe's... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

They only take cash for the ticket so I was very disappointed that I was unable to go in and see the museum.

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Roma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I have visited the Goethe Haus and museum. This was an interesting visit, the museum was so beautiful and the goethe haus is still gorgeous nowadays. Go see it!!!

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Bologna, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I am happy I did go because I love Goethe but the entry ticket is very expensive and I am not sure the visit is worth your money. Of course the house is not the original one, which was bombed. So it has been accurately reconstructed and furnished how the real house would have been furnished. So it is interesting... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Took this house in one afternoon not knowing much about this man. Hopefully, I have used this to taint my view on the rating. After visiting many such houses it was another house. Interesting to see how his family lived, the nursery, the children's room and so on. The library was impressive. The style of house was well worth the... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Atmosphere is very old and cozy. Very pretty rooms with lots of old furniture, a lot of old books, some of Goethe's poems on the walls. Some people complain that it looks new, but if I remember right, one part had to be renewed because of the fire.

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Diamond Bar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you love Goethe's poetry, then this charmingly restored house will give you a peek into the childhood of one of the literary greats.

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