The Goethes Wohnhaus, or Goethe House in English, is the main residence of the famous poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Other than while on one of his journeys, and apart from a lengthy stay in Italy, Goethe lived in the house on Frauenplan for 50 years, until his death in 1832. Goethe’s residence is situated in the same building as the Goethe National Museum, and is a popular tourist attraction.
The Baroque house was built in 1709. Goethe into the house June 1, 1782 as a tenant. later, in 1792, Duke Carl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach purchased the property and gave it to Goethe, who was then his state minister.
Besides providing place to live and work, the house gave Goethe the opportunity to expand his art and nature collection. Much of Goethe’s collection, furniture and personal belongings make up the museum displays.
99423 Weimar, Germany
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