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Goethe House

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Neighborhood: Innenstadt
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Address: Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 69 138800
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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: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The house in which the legendary German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe...

The house in which the legendary German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived his early years in invites you to discover the place and to learn more about life in the 18th century. Next to the historical site you can visit the Goethe-Museum, a collection of marvelous paintings of Goethe's era that takes you on a journey from Goethe's youth in Frankfurt to his elder years in Weimar and beyond. Furthermore there are special exhibitions taking place. For more information please visit our website.

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Nice building, good descriptions

Good to go and see the family house of Goethe - the interiors are pretty and descriptions - informative. Skip the painting gallery in the end though, the full of kitch thing is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Maria D
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good to go and see the family house of Goethe - the interiors are pretty and descriptions - informative. Skip the painting gallery in the end though, the full of kitch thing is not worth your time:)

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Brno, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well organized. With map of the house and a small souvenir shop. Not much time needed. about 45 minutes are fine!

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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting history. Much of the house was destroyed during the bombings of WWII, but has been painstakingly restored. The furnishings were apparently moved offsite in order to be preserved. Much original art by Frankfurt artists.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016 via mobile

This house is definitely worth a visit because it retains many of the original furnishings and contains interesting fact sheet information in each room.Goethe comes to life during this visit and there is the most amazing clock on the huge landing which is still still in working order.The whole visit will probably take an hour and there were lots of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 5, 2016

I learned a lot about goethe than I thought I knew, and you have to stop and stare at every corner, it's really amazing and beautiful.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

I knew little to nothing about Goethe when I decided to visit his house. This is the home he was born in, grew up in and did his work in. It was his family home with a great influence in style and decoration from his parents. It is the home of a rich family that was able to indulge in... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

While I’ve heard about the Goethe House growing up (mainly in 6 years of German classes), when visiting and seeing it (from the outside only), it was quite unremarkable.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

Any writer who has written a tale that features someone making a deal with the devil owes an unpayable debt to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. From Robert Johnson's Crossroads to Damn Yankees, from Beethoven to Mahler and beyond, Faustian deals are the stuff of literature and music, but it all started here, in this house, where Goethe penned his two... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Rainy day in Frankfurt and I needed a good, dry indoor activity. I saw Goethe's childhood home was near my hotel, so I headed over. If you're a fan of Goethe this is a must visit. If you're not a Goethe fan it's still a very interesting visit. It's a look into how a wealthy family lived in Frankfurt in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

The Goethe museum offers a very intimate view on the life of poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe himself. His family led a rather bourgeois lifestyle, the house shows the typical way of life of a German well-to-do family in 18th century. Goethe, the not so talented son of a well-renowned lawyer, from childhood onwards was more into poetry and lyrics.... More 

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