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Frankfurt Goethe House, Frankfurt

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Historic Site
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 place is so full of nostalgia. When I entered I felt so special being in a place where my favourite author lived and worked. So I may be going slightly overboard in my praise. I was not the only ...  more »
  • If you come to Frankfurt and not go to the Goethe House, it is as if you had not taken a beer in Germany. The most important character of the city. Something incredible it is that the information of the House, is written and is translated into all languages, so you won't have the problem to understand.
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  • Great home fairly well recovered after the deterioration suffered by weather and war. Retains part of the charm of its era, furniture, libraries, pottery, ancient and spectacular collection of watches that belonged to the father of Goethe. Organized everything very well to distinguish each room of the House, musical instruments that the family had, and that activity was developed in each room. Three floors are visited and everything is full of surprises.
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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