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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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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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).
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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.
  • Nice builduing who lived an important writer called Gothe.. it s possible to visit but it is not free.
  • House is quite large and they have a substantial art gallery above the museum. The house has a lot of interesting furniture and it's clear Goethe was pretty wealthy even as a young child
  • Brings out the full gamut of Goethe's life and times. Worth visiting over and over again!
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