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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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  • I went because of the recommendation and while it was an ok visit, I don't think this is the museum that is a must. Most of the works are reproductions, the house is old and while Goethe lived there, ...  more »
  • As German scholar, I had to visit of course. The poet Prince spent here his childhood, and when the environment has changed: one can imagine it.
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  • Sao Paulo via Frankfurt transit itinerary, waiting time was seven hours, so we visited. About 15 minutes by train from the airport, arrived at Frankfurt central station. Walking main street less than 20 minutes from the central train station, turn right and see shop (building's appearance) is on the first floor. At first glance, is it? Admission into feeling it is. Paid the entrance fee, put luggage in the lockers (1 euro coins will be back), with the machine of Japan enters the pipe. You can see the G up to 3-4 floors in a kitchen, drawing, painting, each quaint room. Gate fan, even to Frankfurt airport transfers is a recommended spot. Also a number of shops, from central station to the Goethe House, you can enjoy delicious beer and sausages are lined up.
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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