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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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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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Very nice historical house

This house was the family resident for Goethe family. The house was completely destroyed during the Second World War 1945. All the furniture of the house were kept in a safe place... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

For those interested in Goethe, this is a lovely insight into the life of this magnificent writer. They have good prices and discounts for children. The museum shop is nice and staff is eager to help and answer questions.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

We visited the house on a Sunday and the entrance was free. In the main room downstairs there was a really impressive dancing show ( we really loved the dancers). The house, divided in 3-4 floors, contains just a half of the original furniture but it was interesting to have the opportunity of seeing Goethe's library furnished with ancient, rare... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This house was the family resident for Goethe family. The house was completely destroyed during the Second World War 1945. All the furniture of the house were kept in a safe place during the war. After the war, the house was build agin with the same design on 1951 and the old furniture was moved to the renovated house. The... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It Really gave the atmosphere how Goethe lived. (Unlike Mozart's house or some place where they use the house to exhibit his work and move out most of the furniture) You can take picture inside. You need to keep your purse in the locker before getting in. There is a laminated card which you can borrow and read the details... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The house is part of its area history. The writer purned and live there is having excellent books and writings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Goethe Haus shows the famous Goethe's home, which has lots of nice pictures and books that he had drawn and read in his life. The garden shows a overview about his resting area. The museum finally shows the art and picture gallery, which there are lots of famous pictures inside.

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

As someone who is not interested in poetry, I would recommend a visit to this house as it is very well maintained and worth a visit to see a period house. The admission fee is €6 and I feel it is worth it even if you only visit the house and miss the gallery (more paintings).

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Bensheim, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The house is great! Wait, I know many of you think it's not, but it is if you take part in a tour! Because then everything is explained to you and you learn a lot more. The house is more a house you take a tour in, as there aren't really any signs telling you anything! But if you take... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I understand the importance of Goethe and his contributions to literature. However, his birthplace "home" is hardly worth a visit. It is nothing really spectacular. Merely something to say you have seen.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

the house dates back to goethe's days. you' ll find the desk he used when writing Faust. Also his library, his mother's kitchen, music room and many others from his life.

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