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