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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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  • Yes, I miss as a "Wessie" (how to... think in Weimar on me) "Weimar earlier"... I assume that the turning point took place, when Weimar capital of culture has been... I was the 1989 several times in Weimar, as expressed most recently in the year prior to the capital of the culture... which was home -??? -emotional... the movie anyway... So, you "had to" remodel Goethe's House to provide an adequate "experience" the historically highly educated visitors. Whether you now has reached the 'normal' visitors, is very questionable. Demonstration I have not even found the 3D... The staff were... UNDERGROUND. Arrogant? I don't know, I would have to think not about. I didn't even know where I could go after the visit of the apartment building. Got any new audio guide... "Woman" (all older term) was "busy with themselves and their Klönerei", on all levels and functions. Would my stay in Weimar not temporally "save off", financially not just "Youth Hostel" and content with high expectations fed have been, you would have to think about the persistent "GDR character" in the midst of a State of the art installation "laugh"... alone, after laughter was and I still always not. More likely to scream... Goethe House and the new Museum should be MY highlight of Weimar and were the biggest disappointment. I went home with the feeling of being duped "Goethe" and even "Weimar"... "on MY tax dollars", etc.
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  • Lovely museum in the house where Goethe lived for 50 years. Furniture, sculptures, library everything is well kept as at Goethe time. It gives a very good insight of the life of the greatest German po...  more »
  • Awesome feeling to wander through the rooms where the famous philosopher once lived. The original hardwood floors as everything else are well preserved. 
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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.