Goethe House, birthplace of Johann Wolfgang Goethe
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Johann Wolfgang Goethe, Germany's most celebrated author, was born in this four-story townhouse in Frankfurt's old town in 1749.
A multi-talented bard, Goethe wrote poetry and prose, scientific papers and memoirs, and more than 10,000 letters.
Mozart and Beethoven were among the many composers who set his words to music.
Filled with period art and antiques, the house has exhibits on Goethe's life in Frankfurt as well as his early works and inspirations.
The adjoining museum, housed in a modern glass-fronted building, contains art by German painters of the Romantic period.
Goethe House, Grosser Hirschgraben 23 - 25, 60311 Frankfurt, Hesse Germany; +49 69 138 800
Interesting visit. Very well preserved. Nice expositions. They have an interesting self guided system with good brief explanations but if you can join one of the tours you get much more details and the visit is more worth it.
You could see that the tour guide was very well informed and although she wasn't very lively (which made the tour a bit boring) she knew a lot about what she was talking about.
It's worth a visit.
As another person said, it is recommended to visit the museum with a tour guide, because there is not so much information. I did not have the opportunity and I feel like I did not learn everything I could, and that I lost many details of that beautiful house.