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Goethes Gartenhaus

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Address: Park on the Ilm River, Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
Phone Number: +49 3643 545375
10:00 - 18:00
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Lovely partly accessible garden surrounding the house

It is a postcard house and garden on the edge of a beautiful park. Reading other reviews I realize that I should have gone into the house. People were standing outside the house... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

It is a postcard house and garden on the edge of a beautiful park. Reading other reviews I realize that I should have gone into the house. People were standing outside the house listening to a tour guide and I assumed we couldn't go in. Besides, I was on my small mobility scooter and could get around the lower part... More 

Thank MaurTee
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

This small country house is just a ten-minute walk through pleasant woodland from the centre of town. It comes into sight as soon as you cross the river. It is a modest building, consisting of just five small rooms, including Goethe’s study, bedroom and lounge. It is quite compact, but the views a re great. The garden where vegetables used... More 

Thank Makaris
New Martinsville, West Virginia
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

This very modest house (most decent farmhouses of the period were bigger; compare to Mary Arden's - Shakespeare's mother's - house in Stratford, that is 200 years older) occupies the most scenic lot in Germany. Which says that Goethe had marvelous taste, and, as the Germans say, plenty of Vitamin B (Beziehung - connections/pull), to get the Grand Duke to... More 

Thank Terence Z
Frankfurt, Germany
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117 reviews
57 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

This house is beautifully located in the Park on the Ilm, but there's not much old furniture still left in the house, so it's hard to get an impression of how it might have looked when Goethe lived there.

Thank Mainzigartig
West Hollywood, California
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29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Although I truly loved visiting Goethe's city home at Goetheplatz, the garden house makes one feel a bit closer to the man and not just the image. Located on the edge of the outstandingly beautiful park, this was Goethe's first home in Weimar and worlds away from his city residence. Small, quaint and very simple, many of his personal belongings... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

This place is a hidden charm in Weimar. In the museum it showcases a lot of manuscripts of the great poet, many written exactly in this house.

Thank QY H
Milngavie, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2015

Garden and the house were a pleasant interlude in a VERY pleasant park walk. Well worth a short stop if such things interest you. The old house is very simple but that is one of its attractions. Garden has a wide range of interesting plants.

Thank DDonSco
Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

old house is one of the highlights within a delightful city park. Nice for stroll. even better for run and play for the kids.

Thank johnw5204
Tel Aviv, Israel
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16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2015

If you love Goethe you might enjoy it, it was nice but not more than that. For me it was nothing special

1 Thank hilit b
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43 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

A very nice park and an interesting location.Also the garden of the house is worth being visited.Don't miss Goethe house in the centre of Weimar.

Thank Gabi B

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