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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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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Hours:
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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not boring, but interesting

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

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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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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Baden, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

3 floors of history for the Goethe family. Was good walk through. Really well maintained. The audio guide was very helpful.

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Manama, Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I loved the whole experience starting by visiting the museum where all the valuable paintings which Goethe's father had were displayed. Then preceding to the section of the work by his friend artists and finally visiting the house where Goethe lived. Very impressive indeed. The museum is well organized and the house is well-kept. The gift shop was also good.... More 

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Crediton, England, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Thank goodness all the contents of Goethe's birthplace had been removed to a place of safety before the building was destroyed by wartime bombing. The house, beautifully and accurately rebuilt, contains furniture, pictures belonging to the family, even the model theatre that inspired some of Goethe's later writing. The central heating system is worth a careful look - large iron... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I only have a passing acquaintance with Goethe (one short poem and one book!) so I very nearly didn't go to the house,thinking I wouldn't get much out of it. How wrong could I be?! It gives an amazing insight into not only the writer's life, but that of his family as well - they were all interesting people. To... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Frankfurt is proud to be the birthplace of the most famous German writer of all times - Johann Wolfgang Goethe. This house was rebuilt in the historic setting - and the museum provides an excellent view into the life in the 18th century. Also great for smaller children.

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Although not too much to see the restoration of the house is very good and the art collection well preserved and displayed.

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Rome, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A good opportunity to learn something more about Goethe and his life. It is in the centre of Frankfurt so, while sightseeing it can be a nice stop

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

If in frankfurtand wanting to get only one glimpse of german culture and frankfurt history, this is the place to go. The house where the famous poet Goethe was born and raised. Original furniture and original kichen which shows good old times in the 19th century. The attached museum might be a bit too much, but only for the house... More 

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Additional Information about Goethe House (Goethehaus)

Address: 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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