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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
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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We enjoyed this museum. We appreciated the cards that were prepared in various languages so that visitors knew what was in each room of the house. It is a small museum, but if... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Morgantown, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Goethe was a genius. Involved in so many arts all at once, and was a master of them. Check it out while in town for sure. A lot of original items still in the house.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had expected to see his house. Now it's part of a museum with little English. Hard to really appreciate the man's work or understand why particular paintings were on display. I had really looked forward to learning more about the man. The most interesting part was the garden.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We enjoyed this museum. We appreciated the cards that were prepared in various languages so that visitors knew what was in each room of the house. It is a small museum, but if you have an interest in history, you will likely enjoy the museum. Our school-aged daughter also enjoyed the exhibits. I am now inspired to learn more about... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Disappointing - firstly it's on a nondescript street and you won't even know you've passed it. The Goethe Platz is something you'd notice straightaway instead. Not worth the effort of the walk trying to find the place IMO

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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

a little, kind of museum. Employees are kind and well prepared for foreign travelers. You can find many relics of Goethe.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

When visiting the house, you learn a lot about Goethe, his life and his life style. A great man, a genius, who had interests in all fields of science, life and politics. You get to see his collection. The museum is very well done, structured by themes such as love, war, word with extracts from his collection and his works..

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Warszawa, Polska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An old house. That's it. Nothing special, really. If you are a fan of Goethe the you should go. Could also be skipped in favor of something else is you're short on time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I don't know much about Goethe, so this house was not that exciting for me. It's a house that was recreated about 50 years ago, but feels like it's hundreds of years old. I was on a tour, and my guide was knowledgeable and energetic. The highlight for me was the original cuckoo clock.

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Frankfurt, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I live in frankfurt for years and didnt visit there as I thought it is boring. But actually after visiting it with my friends I have changed the idea. the architecture itself is interesting, and there are a lot of efforts been made to give the visitors ideas how the people live in Goethe's time. worth the visit.

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State of Bremen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

All Goethe`s lovers must visit his house. You feel there like in the past. Fantastic place. Nor far from the Old Town. A must!

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Additional Information about Goethe House (Goethehaus)

Address: Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number: 49 0 69 1 38 80-0
Location: Europe  >  Germany  >  Hesse  >  Frankfurt>  > Innenstadt
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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