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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
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

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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Excellent location. But the entrance is not exactly easy to find. It's just around the corner and they are having construction around now ... Not a vey big house. Kind of a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Goethe is a big name in Frankfurt, and not forgotten so long after his lifetime. The original house was destroyed by bombing in WW2 and was lovingly rebuilt after the war. Fortunately, the items in the house had already been put away safely before the bombing. That does not mean that all the contents are originals from Goethe's experience, but... More 

Thank NP1964
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful old house with lots of history and antiques. You get a glimpse of the life of the Goethe family. The library of old books is impressive and the older house appliances was really interesting. The fee is minimal and 50% off with Frankfurt card. We payed $3.50 euros. It took about 1 hour or less to walk through the... More 

Thank puccifamily2016
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location. But the entrance is not exactly easy to find. It's just around the corner and they are having construction around now ... Not a vey big house. Kind of a normal house with several floors with different childhood items presented. Won't spend you long, at most 2 hours. The audio guide costs same as the entrance price, 3€... More 

Thank saycheeers16
Rosario, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As this was Goethe's House, there's a museum inside. I just went to take a picture and see the house, so it's not necessary to pay the entrance. If you enjoy litterature and histoy, it's a must

Thank MaqLo
Copenhagen, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the explanations are in german even if a brochure is available in different languages at the entrance. Not very easy to buy a ticket. Missing explanations in most of the rooms. No names of painters etc....in addition it will be nicer to have fresh flowers in the bouquets in the room. Otherwise is a nice visit.

Thank Tifenn H
Maria da Fe, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gothe House is the Goethe's family residence turned to museum located. Goether birthplace at 28th of August 1749 at midday as described in the Goethe House brochure. The house, three floors tall accommodates a memorabilia and a house chronicle about the house and its inhabitants in the 3rd Floor. The structure is Ground floor, 1st, 2nd and 3rd floor. with... More 

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Warsaw, Warszawa, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2017

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 January 5, 2017

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016

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.

Thank krumps
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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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