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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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  • The house was rebuilt after WWII. It was the house where Goethe was born and where he wrote Faust. The exhibits give a history of Goethe's life and show some of his possessions including books and a w...  more »
  • We could not visit it because now our time was limited, but we had to pay our personal tribute to Goethe and so did. For another opportunity to visit to the interior.
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  • It's just a house, one that was rebuilt after WW2 too. It gives you no sense of the life, or anything else, of Goethe. A complete waste of time and money.  more »
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  • 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.
  • Mesmrized to see the place where great german philosopher was born and got raised. House is very beautiful but the time i visited it was renovating so i had to use rear entrance.
  • Love this museum. The house was rebuilt after the war, but the furniture and other objects are the original ones.
  • very unique but I recommend going there with a tour guide because there are very interesting stories connected to the house and Goethe's life. Without a guide you would just see an old and interesting house without some real value. Anyways its a great place worth seeing.
  • It's inspiring to see where one of the world's greatest minds grew up. Definitely check it out.

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Hauptwache, Konstablerwache, and the Main river enclose the heart of the city, an area of activity with a range lodging options. The old section of the Sachsenhausen area is also an epicenter of activity with a range of accommodations; it also offers a vibrant nightlife. For short stay, consider lodging in the Bahnhofsviertel area near the main train station, which provides easy access to the city center and to international train transport.
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