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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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  • It is interesting to see where and how Goethe lived. The house is very much as he left it. The garden is very pretty. I only know the story of Faust and so felt very ignorant when reading about Goethe...  more »
  • being non-specialists we probably didn't get as much out of the museum element as some but we thoroughly enjoyed the house  more »
  • Goethe National Museum is on of the most important part of visit in weimar. However at the begging it is a big surprise for visitors who are looking for goethe's house, because they are looking for so...  more »
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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.