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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
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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 came here whilst on a City Sightseeing Tour. We were told how the young Goethe used to come home at the opposite side to where his father would sit upstairs looking for him... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2015
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Lincoln, United Kingdom

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Tralee
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the house where Goethe was born and lived up to his teen years, also the place he started the work on his masterpiece Faust. The original house was completely destroyed during the war bombings but the furniture had been previously placed in storage so it's all original items.

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Wiesbaden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its just great to see the educational and family background of Goethe. And his genius is more understandable with his perfect environment. Everybody supported him in his childhood and youth!!! VISIT and understand the importance of the social background for the children and there development.

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Thank Ralf S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The house was beautiful and well preserved. It has a beautiful interior and gives a good insight of rich living in 18th century.

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athens
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

Very well preserved 3 storey house with original furniture.You can easily go back in timeto goethe's time. You learn interesting things about the poet's life. The audio guide(3€) helps a lot ? Polite and helpful staf. Good for a shopping break, very close to zeil shopping street

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There was a massive amount of construction on Grosser Hirschgraben and it was difficult to get to the Goethe House. There was a lot of signage directing you; it was just hard to get to the actual house. And the Goethe connection really wasn’t as significant as the well preserved and conserved furnishings and such.

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Montpellier, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful four level home of Goethe the writer and poet. Very beautiful and strong feeling house, it would be very difficult for disabled people to access. Some lovely paintings and art work to enjoy. €10 for family of 4 and €3 for audio guide. Well worth the visit!

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We came here whilst on a City Sightseeing Tour. We were told how the young Goethe used to come home at the opposite side to where his father would sit upstairs looking for him. This was to ensure that he would not be told off for returning late! Well worth a visit for all fans.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are interested to read books, history, ideas and language. You should visit this museum of Goethe

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Located in the center of Frankfurt. The house is reconstructed but the items are original.It is interesting to see how wealthy people lived and where Goethe wrote some of his books.You can see his father's old book collection in the library.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

We visited it December an hour before closing time and it was almost empty. The building is very well conserved and they have some information sheets in several languages.

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