We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Goethe National Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Am Frauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number:
+49 3643 545320
Website
Today
09:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 09:00 - 18:00
Book In Advance
More Info
US$591.27*
and up
Four Day Christmas Delight - Leipzig, Dresden and Plauen
More Info
US$1,505.04*
and up
8-Day Private Tour from Frankfurt to Weimar, Dresden, Berlin and Hamburg

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 350 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 50
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Worth the time even if you don't know Goethe!

Of course, this is the favorite son of Germany and he lived in Weimar for about 50 years. His home and the accompanying museum will tell you everything you want to know and the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Genevieve K
Add Photo Write a Review

350 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 81: English reviews
Level Contributor
187 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Of course, this is the favorite son of Germany and he lived in Weimar for about 50 years. His home and the accompanying museum will tell you everything you want to know and the audio tour is informative. But there is something wonderful about just walking in the path of this Renaissance man and seeing so many things from his... More 

Helpful?
Thank Genevieve K
Haiger, Germany
Level Contributor
45 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Interesting and interaktiv. Film, reading and quizz. Thehouse is reallyworth seeing. the museum too.

Helpful?
Thank Deirdre N
Munich, Germany
Level Contributor
102 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

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.

Helpful?
Thank egenan
Springfield, VA
Level Contributor
78 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

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

Helpful?
1 Thank Biggi61
Level Contributor
36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Roxanna P
Novo Hamburgo, RS
Level Contributor
189 reviews
96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Luis M
Zagreb, Croatia
Level Contributor
183 reviews
129 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Gordana P
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
112 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank David E
Level Contributor
16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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!

Helpful?
Thank Bjorn J
New Martinsville, West Virginia
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Terence Z

Travellers who viewed Goethe National Museum also viewed

 

Been to Goethe National Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Goethe National Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?