Visit the Goethe House

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Visit the Goethe House

Get inspired by visiting the home of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, one of Germany's most famous writers. Born in Frankfurt in 1749, he lived here until the age of 26. .

A few minutes from the historic centre is the Goethe House, home of the Romantic German writer and statesman from his birth until his departure to Weimar, where he died in 1832. The building was destroyed during World War II but entirely rebuilt with the original furniture, paintings, and books from the Goethe family.

The 18th-century bourgeois house has stained-glass windows, ceramic and wood stoves, polished staircases, carved solid-wood cabinets, plus the aforementioned paintings and family portraits. On the first floor is the writer's studio, with the modest little wooden desk on which he wrote his bestseller, The Sorrows of Young Werther. It's an inspiring place, and may just make you want to sit down and write your own romantic classic.

Frankfurt Goethe House
Großer Hirschgraben 23-25
60311 Frankfurt am Main

+49 (0)69 138 800