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Goethe House (Goethehaus)

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Neighborhood: Innenstadt
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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

The house in which the legendary writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...

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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German History

One can learn about one of Germany's original thinkers and find out a lot about the lifestyle and comforts enjoyed by the elite of that era. Was surprised Geothe's admiration for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

One can learn about one of Germany's original thinkers and find out a lot about the lifestyle and comforts enjoyed by the elite of that era. Was surprised Geothe's admiration for Middle Eastern especially Persian studies and his knowledge. The museum has huge range of collections ranging from paintings, furniture, linens to utensils for daily use.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found it very interesting. Fee entrance is a bit high though. Nice and helpful staff. if you have an hour to spend while you are in Frankfurt, do not hesitate.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited both of Goethe's House and Museum and came to recognize important work og Goethe such as Faust; The Sorrows of Young Werther; Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship; Elective Affinities; Prometheus; Italienische Reise; Westöstlicher Diwan. Adding to this, the Museum housed several art pieces of Goethe and his close Artists' friends. Very informative visit.

Thank raalsaadi
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well, it had many levels and a courtyard. Lots of portraits within each room and a grandfather clock at the top. They blocked off the attic, though. Worth a visit.

Thank StarlahMantra
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

But like any old house not good for the physically handicapped Lots of art on display Goethe was from a privileged family !

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Leominster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staying over after a business trip on to a Monday, we looked for museums to visit and found that almost all of them were closed. Fortunately the Goethe museum was open and we had a fantastic visit to the museum and its accompanying art gallery. The museum is a recreation of the Goethe's family house where he created his early... More 

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Milan, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

You get the same sort of impression that you do in Bonn when visiting Beethoven's house. Beautifully (almost religiously) conserved. The staff speaks little or no English and don't expect the ticket sellers at the entrance to be courteous as that is not part of their DNA. Just pay for your tickets and enjoy the visit. On the other hand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

I suggest to invest money and visit the House. You will find ancient interior and life about Goethe.

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

A piece of history from Frankfurt that is worth visiting. I went together with a group of 12 persons and we only paid 1,5 euro each.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This is ranked on Trip Advisor as one of the must see places in Frankfurt. Not being a scholar of Goethe, I visited without too much background other than he wrote the play Faust. Having visited I learned that he came from an educated and privileged family in Frankfurt and for his time he was an intellectual giant. The visit... More 

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