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Goethe National Museum

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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Frauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This Museum was recommended to us by a local tour guide. It comprised of the house where Goethe lived and worked most of his life. The self guided audio tour explained each room in detail including furniture, artwork the bedroom where he died and stories...More

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Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

Interesting museum, considerably larger than it appears. Away from his actual house, the majority of the museum wing added on, whilst very modern & impressive, seems a bit oversized fir the exhibits, and is easy to become lost in. Also recognizing Geothes House, is not...More

1  Thank PietHeim
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The little reading room at left side of the house is interesting, don't miss it. Very historical place, brings you close to the time of Goethe. The joint national museum has a great collection of detailed memories of the great poet. Just one little annoying...More

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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

1  Thank Tamer H
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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