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Goethe House (Goethehaus)

Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
49 0 69 1 38 80-0
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Ranked #16 of 123 attractions in Frankfurt
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Type: Historic Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Dover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

It was lovely stepping back in time into this 'faithful copy' of the house where Goethe himself grew up and wrote some of his best works. The information available around the house is extremely interesting and the staff are very helpful.

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I know nothing, and I mean nothing about Goethe. I went to this museum for a couple of hours, and took the audio guide. It is a glimpse into old time life in Frankfurt, all traces were bombed into oblivion in WWII. This house has a lot of original furniture, books and paintings from the time of Goethe, and I... More

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Brasilia, DF
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

For everyone who likes culture, the house/museum is very good. Back to Frankfurt back to Goethe,s house.

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Shenyang, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

I don't recommend you to visit Goethe House if you just think it's famous, and you'll find it quite dull when you go there. But if his works ever touched you and influenced your life more or less, especially in your adolescence, then the place is a must. I read again and again The Sorrows of Young Werther when I... More

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Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Very interesting and rewarding visit, and an absolute must for anyone interested in German literature and history.

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Mayaguez, Puerto Rico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

For its time, it must have been a very posh place indeed. Although completely ruined by WWII bombs, it was very well restored. It's an intimate way of discovering more about a writer who changed a literary epoch. We were told there was no audio guide, which was a shame.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

i have been to anna frank house, but Really love this house more and spend quite a long while to feel and think how Goethe live at that time, and love the pictures in the museum … hope more English description on everything~

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Holland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The Goethehaus is in three parts: the house, the museum and the special exhbition area. Currently the special exhibition is of arabesque illustrations and really good if that's your thing; we loved it and spent an hour poring over the draftsmanship on display but it's not for everyone. The house itself is a post WW2 reconstruction of the original and... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

The interior was completely destroyed during the Second World War, Fortunately, Goethe, his father and his mother left very detailed inventories and histories of their times there. This made it possible to reproduce the wall coverings, floors and furnishings in exquisite detail. We were lucky enough to join a tour conducted by an exceptionally talented gentleman who melded history, humor... More

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Goethe house has wonderful collection of paintings, library. EVery room has own character. It is like a touch from the past...

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