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Goethe National Museum

Am Frauenplan 1, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Ranked #2 of 39 attractions in Weimar
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
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Bremen, Germany
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

It worth a visit. Here you can feel how Goethe lived until his last breath. Together with the exposition, you might neef few hours there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Weimar is known for music, art, and literature. At that time, there were many artists in Weimar. This facility has Museum and house. In Goethe's house, there are some rooms whose decoration remain after Goethe died. You will find how they spend in this house. I borrowed the audio guide. But, I found its explanation difficult to understand. I could'n... More

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Northern California
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Very extensive, thorough audio guide helped us truly come to appreciate and understand the many talents of one of Germany's greatest poets and writers. Also very extensive tour included not only his home but an extensive exhibition with a variety of ways to learn about Goethe.

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New York
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

This combination museum and home gives a very good picture of Goethe;s many roles in German history and literature. The home is quite interesting and there few impediments to block a closer look at his home. The garden is also both lovely and a great place to seat and rest, since there are almost no seats within the facility.

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Essen, Germany
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

the place is really nice but if you have difficulties to walk steps you have a problem .Better book in adcance otherwise you may not get in , they limit the number of visitors.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013 via mobile

Really enjoyed the history of Goethe and learning all there was about him. Definitely a must stop and see!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Loved the history of this and learning what a remarkable man he was. The house in beautiful and the attention to detail is so impressive. I find that when I watch period films now I am more intrigued with the architectural elements in other period homes. His use of thoughtful use of color was definitely a man ahead of his... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

The Goethe museum is a must-stop for Goethe fans and students of German literature. The house and the modest garden behind it are quite interesting but not compelling. Goethe's garden house on the river behind Weimar is nearby and suggests he needed more space for his floral experiments. The house is chock-a-block with art works and curios, although it's not... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

The museum approaches Goethe's work thematically, exploring how concepts such as nature, force, memory and so on are important in his work. The idea is interesting, but the exhibition is somewhat lacking for a non-German speaker: audioguides are only available in German and English, and the English one is much smaller than the German one. Exhibition text is all in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

With a walk through the amaying Goethe house and next door garden as a start, the extensive museaum of Goethe and related work including many many art works by Goethe was truly amaying and educational. One docent with an entourage was very enthusiatic, but also very loud

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