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Goethe House in Frankfurt  

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Großer Hirschgraben 23, Altstadt,Frankfurt am Main
+49.69.13880.0
info@goethehaus-frankfurt.de

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Goethe House is the house of the legendary writer Johann Wolfgang von Goether who was born here in 1749 and who had lived here in his early years. This house has been restored with many of original belongings of Goether family. This historic house is situated to the south of the Rossmarkt in Frankfurt in Germany. Goethe lived here until 1765. Presently a museum, the interior of the house has been restored to its original state. Connected to the museum, is the Haus des Deutschen Buchhandels, the headquarters of the central organization of booksellers and publishers. Some of the displays at the museum include clocks, timepieces and botanic displays. There are also guided tours of the museum which are offered to the visitors. During this, the visitors can explore extensive library, the recreated study and the puppet theater at the museum. This 17th century house has even portraits of Goethe and his family.

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Goethe House is the residential house of the Goethe family who lived here from 1733 to 1795. Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe who was born here in 1749 wrote about his childhood memories in his autobiography 'Aus Meiner Leben', which means... more 'Out of my Life'. He lived here with his sister Cornelia till the age of sixteen after which he left to study law. He was an intelligent writer and one sees the city of Frankfurt through his eyes in his work called Truth and Fiction. Frankfurt has changed remarkably since then, but, Goethe House still stands on the narrow cobbled street which leads to the City's Council and the Cathedral on the Main River. Opposite stands the excavated Jewish ghetto near the old Jewish graveyard. The house changed ownership many times and it was Otto Volger who renovated it, bringing it back to its original condition. The Goethe museum stands opposite the house and is open to the public as is Goethe House. 
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