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The Goethe House and Goethe Museum

To visit the family home of Goethe

The Goethe House in the Große Hirschgraben was the residence of the Goethe family until 1795.

„With the striking of twelve bells," as Johann Wolfgang Goethe reported in "Dichtung und Wahrheit," he was born on August 28, 1749, and spent his youth here.

1795 the family sold the house.

After the war destruction on 22.3.1944 Goethe's parents' house was rebuilt and equipped with the preserved old furnishings.

The Goethe-Haus is typical for the bourgeois living culture in the late baroque and is worth a visit not only because of its famous inhabitant.

The visit offers an interesting insight into the lifestyle of the 18th century.

Was the furnishings no longer the same as the original, but they tried to restore the individual rooms as faithfully as possible.

Goethes study room on the second floor is furnished as it once was. Here the master created the „Götz von Berlichingen", the „Urfaust" and „Die Leiden des jungen Werther".

The Goethe-Haus is owned by the Stiftung Freies Deutsches Hochstift, which also operates the Goethe-Museum connected with the Goethe-Haus.

Annually over 130000 people from all over the world visit the rooms of the Goethe House.

The state rooms on the first floor, the music room, the father's library, the study room on the second floor and the birth room of the poet prince with the baptism announcement.

The Goethe Museum

The Goethe Museum is located directly next to the Goethe House. There is the only painting gallery dedicated exclusively to Goethe's time.

The Goethe Museum presents an extensive collection of paintings, graphics and busts from the 18th and 19th centuries, from late Baroque to Classicism, Romanticism and Biedermeier.

The poet's relationship to art and artists such as Johann Heinrich Füssli, Caspar David Friedrich, and Frankfurt painters is vividly illustrated by this.

The manuscript collection comprises some 40,000 units. The focus is on Johann Wolfgang Goethe and his contemporaries, such as Clemens Brentano, Bettine and Achim von Arnim as well as Joseph von Eichendorff and Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

The Prints and Drawings Collection contains approx. 15,000 objects, mainly related to Goethe and his circle as well as to Romanticism.

Info at a glance

Address:

Großer Hirschgraben 23-25, 60311 Frankfurt am Main

Opening hours:

Monday to Saturday
10.00 – 18.00 hrs

Sunday and public holidays
10.00 – 17.30 hrs

The historic Goethe-Haus is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users and prams.

The Goethe-Museum can be easily reached by elevator.

A handicapped accessible toilet is available.

Entrance:

Regular admission 7,00 €

Reduced 3,00 € (severely disabled, unemployed)
 
Students 3,00 €

students 1,50 €

groups 5,00 € (from 11 persons)
 
Groups 4,00 € (20 persons or more)
 
Families with children 10,00 € (max. 2 adults)
 
Children up to 6 years free

Exhibition tours for regular groups cost 40,00 € + group entrance fee.

Exhibition tours for student groups cost 20,00 € + 3,- € for students.

Further information - also about different opening hours on public holidays and for booking guided tours - can be found here: http://www.goethehaus-frankfurt.de/

Learn more about Goethe HERE

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