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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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  • The hotel is very close to the Goethe-Institut. It is close to the Römer square, so please consider when you squeeze the schedule. The house also has a wall outside and is inconvenient to take pictures.
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  • The biggest drawback of this house is its popularity with tour groups-it is unfortunately quite crowded in the Goethe House. Otherwise, however, it is worth a visit-you walk through the old family home and build up the picture through history from the puzzle pieces of the rooms. Some more info texts would be helpful. As a small benefit there is still a collection of paintings from the Goethe family to look at. Clearly a recommendation!
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  • It’s well preserved but the employees inside were not so kind. First of all, credit card wasn’t available, meanwhile cash only. And there was a ma’am sitting at the corner. When visitors went through, she would talk to them in serious manner to remind them not touching anything. In my opinion, normal visitors know the rules, to remind everyone is good but it’s better to talk in much better attitude. Last but not least, a big part was under repair. It was a little pity. But generally speaking, the Goethe Haus was good for a look because all the old things were under good maintenance.
  • Nice presentation of an interesting historical figure. Also the arts gallery is a good source of context for the period and how great minds in that time worked together a draft influenced the world they lived in.
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