Goethe House, birthplace of Johann Wolfgang Goethe
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