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Goethes Gartenhaus

Park on the Ilm River, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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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 26 May 2017
David K
Yeovil, United Kingdom
The park is really nice to walk especially beside Sternbruecke (Star bridge).

The park is really nice to walk especially beside Sternbruecke (Star bridge). There is the Ilm... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Weimar, Germany
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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 den Frauenplan. Es wurde zum »Liebesnest« des Dichters und seiner späteren Frau Christiane Vulpius und zum Rückzugsort im Alter. Hier schrieb er die Ballade vom »Erlkönig«, das Gedicht »An den Mond« und arbeitete an der »Iphigenie« sowie dem »Egmont«. Den Garten gestaltete der naturverbundene Goethe selbst. Die ausgestellten Einrichtungsgegenstände, darunter auch originelle Möbel wie das Stehpult des Dichters mit Sitzbock, sind Teil des ursprünglichen Inventars, das aus allen Lebensphasen Goethes stammt.
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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Park on the Ilm River, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Reviewed 26 May 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

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 January 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.

Thank ehsanh2224
Reviewed 20 December 2016

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

Thank Deirdre N
Reviewed 4 December 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.

Thank PeakDistrictStar
Reviewed 11 October 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

Thank MaurTee
Reviewed 6 October 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

Thank Makaris
Reviewed 4 October 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

Thank Terence Z
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This house is beautifully located in the Park on the Ilm, but there's not much old furniture still left in the house, so it's hard to get an impression of how it might have looked when Goethe lived there.

Thank Mainzigartig
Reviewed 29 May 2016

Although I truly loved visiting Goethe's city home at Goetheplatz, the garden house makes one feel a bit closer to the man and not just the image. Located on the edge of the outstandingly beautiful park, this was Goethe's first home in Weimar and worlds...More

1  Thank dutch2220
Reviewed 9 January 2016

This place is a hidden charm in Weimar. In the museum it showcases a lot of manuscripts of the great poet, many written exactly in this house.

Thank QY H
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