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Goethe Memorial

Market Square, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Goethe was here...

This is something for literature fans -- those who like Faust.... Goethe was in Leipzig and this is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Warsaw, Poland
A statue

Pretty much that all, a statue in a nice plaza with the alte burse in the back. Good for them to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Nuremberg, Germany
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This impressive memorial to writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe stands in the city's famous Market Square.
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“nice statue” (3 reviews)
“old market” (2 reviews)
“writer” (2 reviews)
Market Square, Leipzig, Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank MarcinDrP
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank DonCesar
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

Thank liucy752
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

Thank Mypace
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.

Thank jahangir e
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

2  Thank Hussein H
Reviewed 8 July 2017

As Germany's most famous poet writer, Goethe is remembered with fine work of art in the Markt, behind The Altes Rathaus. We saw it as we did a guided, English speaking, walking tour of the old town. It is a great photo op. You find...More

Thank tank1050
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This memorial is interesting as Goethe' head is facing the place of work, but his feet point to the beer drinking places. This seems to be the story of this talented, but rather lazy, artist.

Thank karenbQ4029NG
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This is a nice statue of Goethe located very close to the Marktplatz. There is the Leipzig Historical museum on, which forms a nice background for photo-taking.

Thank Phi S
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