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Actual form is of a 29 year old student not the 16 y/o Goethe that came to Leipzig

The memorial has pictures of one woman he loved as a 16 year old, tho she was 19 so that went... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kip F
Sacramento, California
Dignified memorial

Situated close to the city centre in front of the old Stock Exchange building this is a lovely... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2018
Alan B
Newport, United Kingdom
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This impressive memorial to writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stands in the city's famous Market Square.
Market Square, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The memorial has pictures of one woman he loved as a 16 year old, tho she was 19 so that went nowhere. He arrived as a 16 year old at the Leipzig university, but the sculptor used an older man as the model of Goethe...More

Thank Kip F
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Situated close to the city centre in front of the old Stock Exchange building this is a lovely memorial statue to the famous writer

Thank Alan B
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Have to admit not knowing much at all about Goethe, but its a nice statue and you will see it on any walk around town centre

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

This is something for literature fans -- those who like Faust.... Goethe was in Leipzig and this is where he wrote Faust... I am told that he did a lot of writings in a restaurant in the cellar... drinking beer.... Nice place for a writer......More

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Pretty much that all, a statue in a nice plaza with the alte burse in the back. Good for them to keep his memory alive.

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Reviewed 23 November 2017

The statue stands in the small garden before the Alte Borse. We were independent tourists, we didn't track down a guide or join tourist groups. So, it was difficult for us to know the statue in detail. Thanks to Hussein H (please refer to his...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017

Goethe spent some years in Leipzig. As an honour the city raised the statue and maintains it at a strategic points in Leipzig

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Reviewed 26 August 2017

If Goethe is your favorite German author, or you were forced to study his work in German class, this memorial is worth a stop. It's a very attractive statue and it looks great with the building behind it.

Thank Kathy K
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

When you are inside the history museum, you could observe the beauty of this statue. There is 3 cafe and restaurants around it and you could enjoy the view while you are drinking or eating a meal.

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Reviewed 7 August 2017

I was taken on a tour of Leipzig with a professional tour guide who explained much of the history to the group. The statue shows Goethe looking towards the university where he was meant to study, but if you look a little longer you'll notice...More

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