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Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Weimar
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Founded in 1885 through the will of Johann Wolfgang von Goëthe's last heir, Goethe-Nationalmuseum is a museum complex that includes the great writer's former residence. You'll tour the rooms where Goëthe and his wife, Christiane, lived, including the study and the library where Goëthe conducted his work. The couple's private art collection is displayed in some of the rooms, and their inspiring garden is still tended for visitors to enjoy. Next to the house, a museum with Goëthe's prolific work includes more than 2,000 drawings penned by the writer. To visit Goethe-Nationalmuseum on your trip to Weimar, use our Weimar travel itinerary maker.
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  • Very nicely designed Museum, where you learn also the everyday life of genius. CA 1.5 to two hours time schedule.
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  • Audio guides can be according to your interests - each abide a - where one finds even the most interesting. If you don't understand something can you rewind easy. Excellent service :-)
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  • A visit to Goethe's House is strongly recommended. One has the impression to dive into another century and the poet briefly left the House. The audio guide is very informative and entertaining many interesting facts about the landlord and the time in which he lived. The adjacent Museum is modern and has not approached me.
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  • A really great insight into the life of Goethe. His home is kept as close as possible to the way it was when he died and a very thorough (free) audio guide helps putting it all into perspective.
  • Great exhibition and audio guides! Very well kept museum and nice personnel. Quite informative on Goethe's life.
  • Interesting museum that provides a lot of information about how Goethe lived and worked. However a visit is very pricy and is pretty much useless without an audio guide or a guided tour. I consider Goethe's house much more interesting than any other part of the museum.
  • Goethe's home in Weimar with an associated modern extension housing the museum exhibitions. A must see if you are in Weimar!
  • Very well laid out museum with a lot of history about Goethe and then a great tour through his old home with all his artwork and collections.