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"See the home of young Goethe - Goethehaus" Frankfurt am Main Off The Beaten Path Tip by Phillylawyer_19107

Frankfurt am Main Off The Beaten Path: 148 reviews and 217 photos

Being a real fan of Goethe, I always enjoy visiting the places where he lived and worked. One of those is the Goethehaus in Frankfurt, where Goethe was born and grew up. It was completely destroyed in World War II, but has been lovingly restored. Most of the furniture is not actually from the Goethe family but shows how a typical prosperous household in the last years of the 19th century looks. Items of Goethe and his family can also be seen. The visitor receives a house plan that tells about each of the rooms and you can wander the house at your own pace. Downstairs you'll see the parlor, the kitchen and the dining room, upstairs the representative rooms are housed as well as the library - full with marvellous old books! - the room of Goethe's sister, his own room and his mother's rooms. All of them look just delightful, are excellently restored and breathe the atmosphere of life at Goethe's times. One room is dedicated to mementos of Goethe, his old writings, his birth announcement and other things. The descriptions on the house plan are concise but informative. It is a good place to go if you want to learn more about Goethe's youth, but also if you want to see how a wealthy family in those days lived. Also, it is enjoyable to be in such historic surroundings in the middle of modern hectic Frankfurt.

Phone: +49 +69 1 38 80 - 0

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Nov 12, 2004
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