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Goethe House

For almost 50 years until his death in 1832, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe lived in this house, which was erected in 1709. In 1885, it was bequeathed to the state of Saxe-Weimar, including contents and collections, by Goethe's grandson Walther and opened as a memorial venue in 1886. In the study rooms, the fittings have been preserved unchanged. In the other rooms, the fittings largely correspond to the condition during the last years of Goethe's life. You can visit the living rooms and studies of Goethe and his wife Christiane and the garden.

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Goethe's house is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site entitled "Classic Weimar", which, as unique testimony to the cultural epoch of Weimar Classic, reflects the outstanding role of Weimar as an intellectual centre in the late 18th and early 19th century.

Further UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Thuringia can be found at unesco-thueringen-entdecken.de

Opening hours

January-March and 16th Oct. - December: Tues-Sun 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., closed on 24th December

April to 15th October: Tues-Fri, Sun 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Prior registration is recommended. Visitor numbers are limited on preservation grounds. Guided tours by prior appointment.

Detailed information

  • culture/history
  • literature/theatre/music
  • Guided tours on Tue, Fri, Sat at 1 p.m. Guided tours in other languages can be arranged by appointment. Audio guides in several languages can be hired.

Services

  • Guided tour by appointment
  • Language: German

Accessibility

Restricted access for wheelchair users Toilet with restricted access for wheelchair users Assistance for blind and visually impaired persons Assistance for persons hard of hearing

Public disabled parking space (2.50 x 5 m) in Frauentorstrasse (70 m). Route to entrance over different types of paving. Directly at the entrance, there is historic paving which is difficult to negotiate.

Level central entrance to Goethe National Museum and Goethe's home. Ramp (5 m long, 1.40 m wide , 6 %) from ticket office area to Museum Shop.

In Goethe's home, wheelchair users have access to the inside courtyard (historic paving, ramp 4 m long, 5 %, 2 cm threshold) and the film room on the ground floor via a step (9 cm).

WC in the basement.  Please note:  approach right = 110 cm, left = 70 cm, mobility area in front of WC = 210 x 110 cm.

Guide dogs permited. Wheelchairs can be hired. 5 listening loops for use of the audio guide, includig leaflet. Video guide with sequence in German sign language.Tactile layout plan with explanations in Braille. Special guided tours for visitors with restricted mobility or hearing difficulties.

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Contact information

Klassik Stiftung Weimar

Frauenplan 1
99423 Weimar

Telephone: +49 (0) 3643 54 54 00
Telephone: 03643/545402
Fax: +49 (0) 3643 41 98 16

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