Goethe´s house

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Goethes Wohnhaus


The house at the Frauenplan, not far from the Deutsches National theater, which was built between 1707 and 1709 by the princely Kammerkommissar and sock dealer Georg Caspar Helmershausen, first lived there as a tenant, then it was donated by Duke Carl August of Saxony - Weimar – Eisenach.

For almost 50 years the building was the home of the famous poet and thinker. What makes today's museum so special: 18 accessible rooms with partly original interiors that paint an authentic picture of his last years. The Goethe National Museum not only houses the most important collection for researching the life achievement of Goethe, but is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site "Classical Weimar".

Anyone who strolls through the Weimar Women's Plan as a visitor inevitably comes into contact with the magnificent, space-dominating residential building of Goethe, which should not be missed! Here he not only lived, but worked, studied and researched here. This is shown in objects such as hand drawings, paintings and an extensive mineral collection. The highlights of the tour are the study and the view into the adjoining private library and the Juno room on the first floor. But we have another tip for you: visit the home garden behind the building.

In addition to the cultivation of fruits and vegetables, this place was also used for his experiments as a hobby botanist. Do you know Goethe's work "Metamorphosis of Plants"? It symbolizes in an impressive way his belief in man and nature as a harmonious unity.

And last but not least, he gave his wife Christiane the affectionate epithet "Blümlein". The current exhibition Floods of Life - Tatensturm draws on a unique pool of valuable originals: letters and diaries, everyday objects and personal memorabilia complete the atmospheric impression of the baroque residential building. It is expected that the most important museum in Weimar (Thuringia) will be renovated in autumn 2019. The goal is for the reopening of the 2022 season.

After his death, Goethe was buried in the royal crypt of the house of Saxony - Weimar - Eisenach in the historic cemetery of Weimar.

By the way: The Klassik Stiftung Weimar includes many other sights, such as: Goethe's garden house, Schiller's home, the sites of the Bauhaus, the Duchess Anna Amalia library and the city palace with castle museum. TIP: Visit the exhibition at the Goethe National Museum and explore Weimar with a city tour or audio guide! Here's the reservation

til 28 March: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 4pm
29 March to 30 October: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 6pm
31 October - end of year: Tue - Sun 9:30am - 4pm

Address Goethe-Nationalmuseum, Frauenplan 1, 99423 Weimar
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