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Frankfurt Goethe House, Frankfurt
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Safely stored away when the Allies bombed Frankfurt during World War II, the original furnishings from writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's family were later brought out to decorate Frankfurt Goethe House, the author's birthplace. The house was built in wooden-fronted medieval style in 1600. In 1755, Goethe's father completely remodeled it. The home was destroyed during the war but was rebuilt and opened in 1952. A magnificent staircase connects the floors: The top floor features an exhibit on the home's history and its residents; next, a floor with the room where Goethe likely was born, as well as his sister's bedroom; below that, a music room; and finally the entrance hall and kitchen. Consider using the audio guide as you tour the building. With our online itinerary creator, Frankfurt attractions like Frankfurt Goethe House can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • 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...  more »
  • Seems to be popular with the tourists had a lot. Worth a stop at Frankfurt City Hall in the town and on the way there.
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  • Germany and Goethe are inextricably linked. Therefore also a must to watch. If you have time, should drop by.
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  • Impressive, to see where writer lived first part of life. More or less all descriptions in German
  • Front desk staff was rude and not helpful but tour guide was excellent. Definitely worth the time and money.
  • A recreation of Goethe's parents house. Full to the brim with awesome works of art. Also has a separate gallery containing contemporary peices.
  • Audio guide helps, front desk clerks are very helpful. but still feels not worth the visit........
  • I've learned a lot about Goethe and more about how people lived in his days. Interesting