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Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Weimar

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4.5/5 based on 320+ reviews on the web
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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  • The Museum is divided into two parts. The House is there. This provides an insight into the life of the poet. The second, more comprehensive part is devoted to the "gesamtkunstwerk" Goethe. This part impresses with its countless exhibits. I found the management of the audio guides in this part of somewhat confusing.
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  • These are actually two sights. The House in Weimer in which Goethe 50 years of your life spent and on the other side of the Museum, which shows many collections, books, medals, pictures and busts, had collected the Goethe in the course of his long life. €12.50 entrance are fine, and you can easily spend two to three hours. Before the tour through the House, a film is shown on the structural measures during Goethe's life. Modern IPod explain similar devices during the round lead the individual rooms. Only staff were somewhat indignant to complain about, and it is somewhat reminiscent of former GDR. But be sure to go! A must for every visit to Weimar.
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  • Of course you have to visit this place and take the time to learn and observe the great history and achievements of Goethe. Make sure you take the time ... don't rush! 
  • 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.
  • To commit, with the audio guide you can get a lot of info, it is not inundated Nataraj.
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