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Goethe House, Frankfurt

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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.
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  • Interesting to visit, but perfectly expendable in the face of so many other beautiful places in the city.
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  • To see this historical house German poet. You can see how he lived and empathize with his work
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  • The house is an interesting place to visit if you are interested in literature and Goethe's work. It was interesting to see what influenced him. Each room is described in detail. The only downside was they told us we had to go downstairs as they were closing in some 5-10 minutes. Their last admittance is 15 mins before closing. Basically, we still had time to see the last floor but we didn't feel comfortable to stay as the employees started warning us even though we had time.
  • 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.
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