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Goethe House, Frankfurt am Main

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Contact: +49 69 13 8800
Open Hours: House: M-Sa 10a-6p, Su 10a-5:30p; Library: M-F 10a-noon, 1p-4p, and by appointment
The house where Goethe was born on August 28, 1749, is a fine example of how the well-to-do lived in the late Baroque era. In 1733 Goethe's family acquired two neighboring half-timbered houses in Großen Hirschgraben. The family sold the property in 1795, by which time Goethe himself had already moved to Weimar. It is also worth taking a trip to the adjoining Goethe Museum, which was recently renovated and contains both a library and a bookshop. The house itself is a reconstruction of the original which was destroyed during World War II.