Goethe House & Museum (Goethehaus) Tours

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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.

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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.

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Address: Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, Frankfurt 60311, Germany
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Hours: Mon - Sat 10am – 6pm, Sun and public holidays 10am – 5:30pm
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Admission: € 5
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