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Goethe-Haus, Frankfurt

Goethe-Haus, Frankfurt (must see)

Grosser Hirschgraben 23 in Frankfurt is the location of the house where writer philosopher Wolfgang Von Goethe was born and raised. The house was destroyed during the 2nd World War but was reconstructed by the citizens with loving care and restored to its 17th-century splendor in memory of Frankfurt’s best-known son.

Goethe house was opened to the public in 1863 and has remained a shrine for Goethe enthusiasts from all over the world. The house reflects the lifestyle enjoyed by affluent 17th century Germans. It is decorated with different art forms like baroque, neoclassical and rococo. Among the rooms painstakingly restored after the war are the library where Wolfgang Goethe’s father worked and looked out for the return of his son and the portrayal of an authentic 17th century German Kitchen. The puppet theater that Goethe treasured enough to make the focal point of his novel 'Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship' is also on view. One of the treasures in the house is a large classic clock on the 2nd floor that tells the time, date, lunar and solar year. The building houses Goethe’s father’s vast collection of art including paintings by well known Frankfurt artists. The adjacent Frankfurter Goethe Museum contains books, works of art and manuscripts all related in some way to Goethe.

Goethe House is open through the week and is free for children under 6 years of age. Visitors can request the help of volunteers to understand the significance of every Goethe related object on display in the building.

Why You Should Visit:
More than you'd normally expect; apart from the house itself (completely nice to see), you can visit a gallery (up the staircase) that is no smaller than some art museums you'd want to pay much to visit. Great value!

Tip:
Good to either take the audio guide or make sure to grab a pamphlet at the entrance with the relevant language.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Sat: 10am–6pm; Sun: 10am–5:30pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Goethe-Haus
Sight Location: Frankfurt, Germany
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Museum Embankment Walk

Museum Embankment Walk

Frankfurt is a city rich in both history and museums which celebrate it. The embankment to the south of the Main River is actually called Museumsufer or Museum Embankment because of the large concentration of museums. You will find both permanent and temporary exhibitions, but regardless of where you visit, few rarely regret the time spent inside a museum or two in Frankfurt.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
North - East Leisure Tour

North - East Leisure Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 Km or 2.6 Miles
Old Town Walk

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Frankfurt’s downtown, which is also the city's “Old Town”, is an ideal area to discover on foot. Though it was partially destroyed during World War II, it was nearly fully reconstructed in the years since, saving many of the original buildings. After you visit Old Town Frankfurt, you will walk away with a new appreciation of old churches, museums, squares, and shops.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
Frankfurt's Parks

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.6 Km or 3.5 Miles
Shopping Streets

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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 Km or 1.9 Miles
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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.8 Km or 1.1 Miles

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