"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.
April 16, 2017
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.
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.
March 7, 2019
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.
March 26, 2020
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