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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frankfurt trip simple and quick.
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  • August 18, 2017
    The house was rebuilt after WWII. It was the house where Goethe was born and where he wrote Faust. The exhibits give a history of Goethe's life and show some of his possessions including books and a w...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    We could not visit it because now our time was limited, but we had to pay our personal tribute to Goethe and so did. For another opportunity to visit to the interior.
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  • August 15, 2017
    It's just a house, one that was rebuilt after WW2 too. It gives you no sense of the life, or anything else, of Goethe. A complete waste of time and money.  more »
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  • I like it, nice feeling to get an idea about the daily life some hundred years ago but then I've come to know that Goethe stayed many more houses just like the one in Strasbourg :)
  • Getting to walk inside the house Goethe was raised and lived is rather interesting. I expected more opportunity to read or see some of Goethe's famous works or quotes but that wasnt part of the museum.
  • Surprisingly big, surprisingly interesting. The digital guide is worth it, just make sure to check the battery and the volume before entering the museum, as you cannot adjust the volume yourself.
  • More interesting than I expected. That said, it's an old house with matching furniture.
  • I was supprised of how interesting the museum was for me, especially the house of Goethes parents itself. I think there were 4 stories and each room was completely different and beautiful to look at. With a sheet from the entry you have the explanation of the different rooms in various languages and everything feels quite old and aged. Kids and students pay 1.50€, which is very cheap in my opinion, I had a reduced price with the Frankfurt-Card, which was 3 €.

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