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Goethe National Museum

Am Frauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545320
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Das historische Wohnhaus mit Garten steht im Zentrum der bedeutendsten Stätte zur Präsentation und Erforschung der Lebensleistung Goethes. Fast 50 Jahre lang bewohnte der Dichter das im barocken Stil erbaute Haus, das nach seinen Vorgaben umgebaut und gestaltet wurde. Neben den privaten Wohnräumen der Familie und den repräsentativen Gesellschafts- und Sammlungszimmern bildet das authentisch eingerichtete Arbeitszimmer mit angrenzender Privatbibliothek den Höhepunkt der Besichtigung. Während das historische Wohnhaus einen atmosphärischen Einblick in das private Leben Goethes gewährt, verdeutlicht die Ausstellung »Lebensfluten – Tatensturm« im später entstandenen Museumsanbau die Vielschichtigkeit Goethes weit über sein literarisches Schaffen hinaus.
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Am Frauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545320
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Reviewed 13 December 2017

The museum has been retained in safe hands after Goethe's death; so all artefacts have been kept intact. So is the building itself. This shows that Goethe is an indispensable part of German soul. The artefacts by themself are not of exceptional artistic or historical...More

Thank Tamer H
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

I decide to stop in Weimar on my road trip from Frankfurt to Berlin. The town of Weimar is very quaint and Goethe does take Center stage with tourism built around it. The museum or haus is located in the town Center and is fairly...More

2  Thank ccriderYVR
Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Main attraction is to see his house where he spent many years in Weimar and getting a sense of the vast collections of things he made to inspire his thinking and writing. There is art, biological specimens, copies of sculpture from ancient Italy, minerals etc...More

1  Thank ADean19
Reviewed 17 September 2017

Like many British knew too little re Goethe, other than Faust, after this visit realise comparisons to Jane Austen, Byron and Stephen Fry more apposite then Shakespeare. audio guide helpful, but we too met the unhelpful staff, saw us buy tickets, exchange passport for audio...More

1  Thank marytu2015
Reviewed 30 August 2017

This museum shows how Goethe lived and loved and seems to be very original and not over manicured. The modern exhibits in the annexe are thoughtfully laid out and deal with every aspect of this polymaths life, great if like me you didn't know so...More

Thank greedy60
Reviewed 26 August 2017

Considering the significance of Goethe, the building is not signposted very well. Once inside, the building offers a deep and wide insight into the man and his times. Much has been unchanged throughout the building. You can see the chair in which the great man...More

Thank Chains99
Reviewed 6 August 2017

I give the low rating not because of the museum itself, which is interesting - it encompasses the house, where Goethe lived and died, and a thematic exhibition (which is a bit messy but still OK). The museum lends audio-guides which are well done. The...More

2  Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 13 July 2017

This very important museum is in the beautiful town of Weimar. There is oodles of important history in the whole area. When in Weimar, do not miss this museum.

Thank Adventurers049
Reviewed 10 July 2017

There are many museums in Weimar, and we visited most of them, but the Goethe Museum was the most interesting. It covers not simply the life and work of Goethe (more pictures and sculptures of the great man than you can count, including, bizarrely, a...More

2  Thank paul441391
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Fantastic museum and Goethe's original house. In great shape, beautifully explained. Count two full hours for the tour.

2  Thank Philip E
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