Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Germany  /  Hesse  /  Frankfurt  /  Goethe House

Goethe House, Frankfurt

4.0
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 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. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Frankfurt trip simple and quick.
Create an itinerary including Goethe House
map
Goethe House Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
922 reviews
Google
4.2
TripAdvisor
  • When you visit is under construction next door, here? It was a feeling. Tourists from Germany and Europe listen to description of emotion, so deep, but I learned long ago that to my Liberal Arts degree but not a full-scale Folk Museum, Go from one reading of Goethe's works also able to discover wrong and I think was a little disappointing. You could feel the contiguous is similar to France Strasbourg Alsace Museum.
    View original
  • I went because it was advised to go to the Goethe House in Frankfurt. Admission is € 7. Able tours inside the building and up the stairs from the basement. It was a fairly large House. And asked the staff in the building, all the questions politely answered in English. About Goethe, located on the top floor or work of a special clock that adorns the desk taught me very kindly.
    View original
  • It is the birthplace of Goethe. His style and essence contains reconstructed after the war stays which still conserve all. You get yourself fully in the life of the author and his family. We didn't do the tour, but in the interior of the House there are brochures in all languages, which you can pick up for free at the beginning of the visit and then leave it out. For this reason, not worth the buy the brochure at the entrance, since the information is virtually the same. It is surprising to see in the photos the reconstruction so good that he was held in the Museum after the war, leaving it virtually equal to that he was. It is a visit that would recommend because the cultural level of the era can be seen and known who was Goethe (one of the most important writers of Germany).
    View original
Google
  • Interesting visit. Very well preserved. Nice expositions. They have an interesting self guided system with good brief explanations but if you can join one of the tours you get much more details and the visit is more worth it. You could see that the tour guide was very well informed and although she wasn't very lively (which made the tour a bit boring) she knew a lot about what she was talking about. It's worth a visit.
  • As another person said, it is recommended to visit the museum with a tour guide, because there is not so much information. I did not have the opportunity and I feel like I did not learn everything I could, and that I lost many details of that beautiful house.
  • Only 3 EUR if you were a student. Inside was amazing and you can actually feel like living in the past.
  • Nice atmosphere. Good insights into Goethe's early years.
  • It's amazing area. Check working hour. Inside there is a little bit hot.
Places to stay near Goethe House

Plan your trip to Frankfurt

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans to Goethe House by other users

16 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: January, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Germany, France & Switzerland BY A USER FROM THAILAND August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM BRAZIL June, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Switzerland, Germany & Vaduz BY A USER FROM HONG KONG June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 25 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM TAIWAN May, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Frankfurt, Brussels & Amsterdam BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Frankfurt BY A USER FROM SAUDI ARABIA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Zurich & Germany BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 19 days in Germany BY A USER FROM INDIA August, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans