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Goethe House (Goethehaus)

Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany (Altstadt)
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Ranked #17 of 131 Attractions in Frankfurt
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Burke
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Loved the decor, the garden, the history, and the shop. Great displays and we loved being able to see the house at a leisurely pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

It's just excellent. Many and various artifacts inside. Very well organized. Worthy to pay a visit, and try not to miss it. I

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Sao Paulo, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I stopped in Frankfurt just to see that. It was really nice to see that place. The building has 4 floors and is well preserved.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The reconstructed house has furniture from Goethe's house and it is interesting but there are no texts to read from the great man, no Mailied coming out of speakers and a half an hour tourist experience at most. To which the service and help from staff needs to be improved. It takes about 30 minutes at most to go around.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Admittedly went here because it was the tourist thing to do so I did did not know what exactly to expect but i am really glad that I visited. The restoration is incredible - the furnishings and squeaky floorboards really take you back in time. I would've learned a lot more about Goethe if there had been more English translations... More

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Small museum with just some few collections. 7 Euros plus 3 for the really poor audio guide. Better for whom loves literature and can read in German because the best place is the library.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

Goethe lived several lives in the late 18th century: he was a poet, writer, statesman and scientist. His house provides a nice overview on these many Goethes. Well-worth the visit, though a knowledge of German made it more enjoyable.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Goethe is to Germany what Shakespeare was to England. The house where Goethe lived most of his life and the museum next to it stand testimony to the great writer whose works are greatly recognized all over the world. Frankfurt has a 1200 year history and Goethe is an integral part of this.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Never read one of his books, never even heard of the guy, but some travel website told me to visit his house, and so I obediently did. It's a pretty cool house, mostly restored due to the Germans getting pummeled by Ally artillery during WW2. Good riddance, I say. Def worth checking out.

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St. Ives, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Beautifully, painstakingly rebuilt house that was almost entirely destroyed during the war (although the furnishings are original as they were removed for safe keeping). Fascinating artifacts from Goethe's life and times, including pieces like the very desk he wrote Faust and Werther on. The accompanying art museum tells a story nicely, with the pieces related to Goethe's times and circle.... More

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