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Goethe National Museum

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Address: Am Frauenplan 1, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 3643 545320
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Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
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US$1,520.13*
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8-Day Private Tour from Frankfurt to Weimar, Dresden, Berlin and Hamburg
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A must in Weimar

Lovely museum in the house where Goethe lived for 50 years. Furniture, sculptures, library everything is well kept as at Goethe time. It gives a very good insight of the life of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Munich, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely museum in the house where Goethe lived for 50 years. Furniture, sculptures, library everything is well kept as at Goethe time. It gives a very good insight of the life of the greatest German poet.

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Springfield, VA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Awesome feeling to wander through the rooms where the famous philosopher once lived. The original hardwood floors as everything else are well preserved.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I viewed this museum with a lot of prior knowledge on Goethe. It was well done, a little expensive ($12 each). It was great to see original parts and sets. The coolest were where he died and studied.

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Novo Hamburgo, RS
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

As a Goethe´s house it is a good place to have a notion about the great work of this great German writer. His office and other rooms of this big house. His house is located beside the Museum.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This museum is an absolute must during your visit in Weimar. It is big, well presented, modern, interactive, informative, never boring, intelligent. Do not miss it.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Goethe's House (the new museum attached to the side is included in the ticket but is a distraction as far as I'm concerned) provides a wonderful private insight into the life and times of Germany's (greatest?) writer. Do take the audio commentary which really helps to bring to life the way Goethe used (and altered) the house and spent his... More 

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Thank David E
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Of course you have to visit this place and take the time to learn and observe the great history and achievements of Goethe. Make sure you take the time ... don't rush!

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New Martinsville, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Goethe was the apotheosis of the educated German, the example for generations of Germans to follow. Brilliant, a groundbreaking author at a young age, tourist in Italy, government manager/bureaucrat, gifted sketch artist, infinitely curious about the workings of the world. The house reflects all this. For the 18th century it was huge. It was not a fancy palace, but the... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

Goethe might be one good reason for you to visit Weimar. In that case, you will naturally visit Goethe’s house. However, in any case or whenever you come to Weimar, you need to see his house. Everything is as it was when he lived there. You will get a good understanding of how this unique genius lived, what he collected... More 

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Mosselbaai
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Very good explanation about the life of Goethe. Take the audio gide! Both his house and the exhibition about his life!

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