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  • Söhni 🏃

    "Above all the peaks is Ruh ...", Goethe wrote on the wall of this small refuge on September 6, 1780. Because of these here and later became world famous verses she was soon called the "Goethe cottage".
     By carelessness of berry collectors burned down in 1870. Four years later, the faithful reconstruction of the Goethehaus took place.

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    • April 16, 2017

  • Sebastian

    The door is heavy, but only courage! Here you can read one of Goethe's most beautiful poems: Wandrers-Nachtlied. At that time, carved into the board wall, today panels in languages ​​of all countries decorate the wall of the upper floor.

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    • October 7, 2016

  • JR56

    Goethe house on the kick cock

    "Above all peaks there is rest ...", wrote Goethe on the wall of this small refuge on September 6, 1780. Because of this verse that was written here and later became world-famous, it was soon called the "Goethe House".

     Above all summits there is peace,
    in all the tops you feel
    hardly a hint;
    The birds are silent in the forest.
    Wait, soon
    you rest too.

    The verses can be found in the freely accessible Goethe House in 16 languages.
    Due to the carelessness of berry collectors, it burned down in 1870 and was rebuilt four years later, true to the original.

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    • March 7, 2019

  • HerMatt

    Great view over the Thuringian Forest

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    • October 3, 2016

  • Mapf

    The Goethehäuschen burnt down on August 12, 1870 due to carelessness of overnight berry collectors and was rebuilt true to the original in 1874 by the Association for Beautification Ilmenau under the direction of Karl Friedrich Schwanitz. Today you can read the poem "Wandrers Nachtlied" in 15 languages inside the Goethehäuschen.

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    • March 26, 2020

  • ingo

    Very nice to make a snack. We were there in winter and had some protection from wind and cold

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    • February 16, 2018

  • Mike

    Near the Goethehäuschen you can see the historical hunting grounds of the Dukes of Saxe-Weimar.

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    • May 15, 2018

  • Liz.zoe

    There is a small seat on the ground floor of the house - and the height of the room is also small
    The poem can be found on the first floor.

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    • June 28, 2020

  • Martin L

    You can go in and look out.

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    • January 20, 2019

  • Nicole

    If you walk to the Kickelhahn, you won't pass the Gothehäuschen, you have to go inside. It's just a MUST.

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    • August 31, 2020

  • 🥾Sina

    No window in it, that's why we didn't go in these times

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    • October 4, 2020

  • Sebastian

    The house is always open!

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    • November 28, 2020

  • Alex 🚲🌞

    Pure culture in Goethe's footsteps

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    • January 3, 2021

  • Appelmus

    Unfortunately a bit crowded, but impressive to look at.

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    • September 21, 2019

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Location: Ilmenau, Ilm-Kreis, Thuringia, Germany


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