The Goethe House & Museum is the site where the great German writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born in 1749. Goethe’s former house is a fantastic and tangible example of the living style of the 18th century Frankfurt's gentry. The house was technically Goethe's parents', and he lived here until moving to Weimar where he died in 1765.
Main features include Goethe's original writing desk and the library on the fourth floor, where Goethe composed his famous epistolary, The Sorrows of Young Werther, and where he began writing Faust. The rooms are decorated with a charming mix of reproduction and original furnishing. The museum is a picture gallery dedicated to the Age of Goethe. The Goethe House & Museum offer an intriguing a peek into 18th century lifestyles and Goethe’s early years.
We arrived during the art festival. Our tour guide was very animated and knowledgeable. You could tell he enjoyed talking about his city. Additionally, he dropped the group off near the site of the fireworks. I would highly recommend this tour as it really helped orient us to the history and layout of Frankfurt. We were most impressed with this city. :-)
The length of the tour was perfect. Just what I was looking for.
I can't provide a review of the actual tour - my inbound flight was re-routed and I got into Frankfurt well after my tour was supposed to start - but high marks to Viatour customer service, who contacted the tour operator directly to verify space on the tour and arranged a shuttle from the airport.
The Goethe Haus, birthplace of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is a must-see for German literature fans. Get there from the U-Bahn or S-Bahn via Hauptwache.