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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
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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Singapore, Singapore
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Tucked in a small lane, you may find it hard to locate if you are a foreigner. Glad I was with German friends so locating premises is easy. Museum is nothing to loud about unless you have some German history knowledge.

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Paris
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We had a quick tour. I have never read anything from Goethe and was never really interest in him. I didn't find anything outstanding in the house.

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Denver, Colorado, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

For starters, I only did the house tour and not the museum, which is a bit odd to say because the house IS a museum. I walked in off the street because I happened to be passing by and ended up being blown away, spending more than two hours there right up until they were closing. The amount of artwork... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

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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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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