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Goethe House

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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...more
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Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany
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+49 69 138800
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Here you can visit the house of Goethe, see how the family lived in those times sharing the same place. Also available a museum with art from the family and a shop where you find his books not just in German but also some of...More

Thank patricia f
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are impressed by historical place – old books, paintings, furniture, architecture. It is worth visiting.

Thank Alexandra U
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife & I had a look round the Goethe House museum. It was alright & enjoyable but you wouldn't be missing a lot if you don't go.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived one hour before cloing and we did a quick tour saving 15 minutes before the closing to do some shoping but when we went downstairs they closed already the boutique and they were kicking everybody out

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

I know little about Goethe except that he was one of the greats of German literature and having visited his house i am none the wiser as it has very limited interpretation (2 sided A4 sheet about the rooms in English). To be fair I...More

Thank David F
Reviewed 25 July 2018

If you are in Frankfurt by all means stop by this museum if you have some spare Euros. Offers some insight into the 18th century of Frankfurt. I love history but found it a little boring. Unfortunately, you are kind of limited for things to...More

Thank peter f
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

We went with a friend who grew up in Germany, otherwise I would have tried to get an audio guide. The information sheet offered outside the kitchen (in several languages) was very helpful. The house itself is beautiful, and many of the furniture pieces and...More

Thank Sarah O
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We saw this advertised in our hotel and decided to pay it a visit. It was within a short walk from the main shopping area of Frankfurt, where the Christmas fair was (our main visit to Frankfurt). We decided to take a break from Christmas...More

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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Interesting home of Goethe. Wealthy family. Many of the items in the home were period pieces, not from the Goethe family. Still a fun side trip.

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Reviewed 17 June 2018

The 4-story house is easy to find on Großer Hirschgraben, near Frankfort old town. Goethe was born here in 1749 and lived here with his sister Cornelia until 1765. Although the house was destroyed by Allied bombing in WWII, it has been lovingly restored with...More

Thank Carol A S
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Librarianista11
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Response from Sanjeev G | Reviewed this property |
The construction may have been happening earlier,
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MereMarie
17 May 2018|
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Response from Carmen C | Reviewed this property |
It's a bit complicated without car/tour bus. You must take the bus line 63 to Neu-Anspach or Wehrheim, then the TSB/Taunusbahn (Taunus train) to Bad Homburg/Friedrichsdorf and finally the S5/Stadtschnellbahn 5 (city train... More
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