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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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  • One of the most visited museums of Frankfurt, put all the charm of the era in which the House was the residence of the famous novelist, playwright and philosopher. You don't have to be familiar with the work of Goethe to enjoy and have fun with the visit.
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  • For the Frankfurt Goethe House meet recommend. The visit can be made without Guide since they provide on a map in 3 languages (German, English and Spanish) with detailed explanations about the House and its history.
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  • We visited the goethe House for the Christmas holidays. We were very impressed with this property well maintained and organized at best. Recommended.
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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