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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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  • The house is very interesting and the guide excellent. It is atmospheric and wonderful to imagine the young Goethe growing up in this comfortable house. Fortunately we took the staircase to the Art Ga...  read more »
  • Well reconstructed Museum. The tours, which we were able to experience on different dates were very good!
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  • The Goethe House belongs to Freies Deutsches Hochstift, a foundation of citizens who acquired the family home of poet in 1863, furnished in style and opened it to the public. Now includes also the Goethe Museum in Frankfurt, a graphic collection, a special library and an archive of manuscripts. In the museum-transformed from 1932 into a gallery of paintings of the era of Goethe-is a collection of portraits, including the most important of Goethe himself, his friends and contemporaries, accompanied by documents on the life and works of the poet. Famous is "the nightmare" by j. h. Fuessli, of which there are many other important paintings. Unfortunately the House where Goethe spent his childhood and most of his youth, until 1775, was almost completely destroyed in World War II, but already in 1947-1951 was reconstructed, faithful to the original. It's still really exciting and instructive visit House and Museum and experience the atmosphere of the period in which the poet lived and worked (the study where he wrote the famous "the sorrows of Young Werther"), find items dear to him (the puppet theater, keyboard musical instruments, astronomical clock), look at the portraits of his family or a sample of your writing ... See for admirers of genius whose last words on his deathbed-"mehr Licht!" (more light!) -still lend themselves to different interpretations. The entrance fee is 7 euros, also open Sundays until 17. Also interesting are some souvenirs, such as bookmark.
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  • Interessting to see how a house of the 18th century looked like! Dont forget to visit the art gallery collection, too. Just to understand the culture of an other era!
  • A recreation of Goethe's parents house. Full to the brim with awesome works of art. Also has a separate gallery containing contemporary peices.
  • I've learned a lot about Goethe and more about how people lived in his days. Interesting
  • Audio guide helps, front desk clerks are very helpful. but still feels not worth the visit........
  • Good museum. Learned a lot about Goethe!
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