Step back in time with a trip to the Goethe House and Museum and be prepared to immerse yourself in the 18th and 19th century of Frankfurt and Germany, a period just gone but not forgotten.
On the site of the Goethe House is where Johann Wolfgang Goethe was born in the mid 18th Century.
At the Goethe House is the oldest German museum of literature and one of Germany's oldest art and literature research institutes. Visiting the house, and seeing the different rooms, old furnishings, décor, portraits, sketches, letters and other objects, is a refreshing look back into Frankfurt, Germany, and Europe’s not too distant past.
There are around 120,000 volumes and 40,000 manuscripts and handwritten letters. The attached Museum is a gallery dedicated to the Age of Goethe, and exhibits important German artists.
Opening Hours are:
Monday - Saturday, 10 am – 6.00 pm
Sunday and public holidays,10 am – 5.30 pm
Library Opening Hours are:
Monday – Friday, 10 am – 12 am and 1 pm – 4 pm.
Entry Fee at time of writing:
Groups: €5.00 or €4.00 (groups of 20 plus)
Children under 6: Free
Readings, lectures, exhibitions and concerts are open to members and interested visitors. There is even some historical notes on when Frankfurt was under siege and held out against the French.