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Goethes Gartenhaus

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Nice house and garden

Visited Weimar and went to the Summer house. The House had some important little artifacts in it... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2018
Richard B
a very popular site

we visited on a Sunday evening and there were a lot of visitors all around the area of the house... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
David K
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Das im 16. Jahrhundert erbaute ehemalige Weinberghaus war Johann Wolfgang Goethes erster eigener Wohnsitz in Weimar. In diesem Gartenhaus am Rande des heutigen Parks an der Ilm lebte und arbeitete er seit 1776 sechs Jahre lang bis zu seinem Umzug an...more
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Park on the Ilm River, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

Visited Weimar and went to the Summer house. The House had some important little artifacts in it and is a proper museum dedicated to Goethes. The garden with the house is a real gem, nicely planted and laid out. You wouldn't believe it's only a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

After three hours in the Goethehaus the next logical step was a walk through the park to his garden house. Yes, it is worth the entrance fee, which includes an audio guide. You really feel his presence here. A lot of stuff is original, as...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Although the gardenhouse is small, it is charming and contains a few mentors belonging to Goethe: his travelling bed and a specialfly designed chair for writing on his upstanding writing desk. Situated in the park an der Ilm, you cannot drive to the house, but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

we visited on a Sunday evening and there were a lot of visitors all around the area of the house. Ilm Park is very popular with visitors and locals alike

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank David K
Reviewed January 4, 2017

The park is really nice to walk especially beside Sternbruecke (Star bridge). There is the Ilm river and during summer is a nice place to chill out.

Date of experience: February 2016
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Reviewed December 19, 2016

Very interesting can be included in a walk around the Park on the Ilm.Many other sightseeing possibilities directly near

Date of experience: December 2016
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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Went on a walk through the park to find this and after a while we managed to! Lovely to see a historical building in such great condition and in such a beautiful spot. Well worth a visit as the park is divine.

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank PeakDistrictStar
Reviewed October 10, 2016 via mobile

It is a postcard house and garden on the edge of a beautiful park. Reading other reviews I realize that I should have gone into the house. People were standing outside the house listening to a tour guide and I assumed we couldn't go in....More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank MaurTee
Reviewed October 6, 2016

This small country house is just a ten-minute walk through pleasant woodland from the centre of town. It comes into sight as soon as you cross the river. It is a modest building, consisting of just five small rooms, including Goethe’s study, bedroom and lounge....More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Makaris
Reviewed October 4, 2016

This very modest house (most decent farmhouses of the period were bigger; compare to Mary Arden's - Shakespeare's mother's - house in Stratford, that is 200 years older) occupies the most scenic lot in Germany. Which says that Goethe had marvelous taste, and, as the...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Terence Z
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