Normal opening hours Please note that guided visits for larger groups are not yet possibile (max 5 )
Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibitions
Schoolchildren and students can expect to gain an insight into Goethe’s life in Rome, the reasons for his “flight” from Weimar and the impact his stay in Italy had on his later creative work. What did the city look like that Goethe explored on his walks? Who were the people he shared an apartment with, which artists did he frequently visit? And why did he later describe his time in Rome as the happiest in his life? We provide answers to these and other questions in a tour of the permanent and the temporary exhibitions.
“Tischbein put the poet up in this room. It is here that each evening Goethe prepared a workload that he embarked on early in the morning, whilst still in bed: “Each morning before I get up, I am writing on Iphigenia”, he reported to Johann Gottfried Herder in Weimar. During the day, he strolls through Rome with Tischbein and the latter’s artist friends. And even at night Goethe is not always alone – his lover, Faustina, to whom he later dedicates the fifth Roman Elegy, keeps him company. The room accommodates the poet until 22nd February 1787, the day of his departure to Naples. After he returns, he will move into Tischlein’s great ‘hall’.”
|Guided tours:||Tuesday to Saturday|
|Number of persons:||min. 10 persons / max. 25 persons|
|Price for a guided tour:||€ 0|
|Admission per schoolchild/student:||€ 5|
|Admission incl. rental fee for a group room:||€ 6 per person|
|Admission for accompanying teacher:||€ 0|
Guided tours of individual temporary exhibitions are also provided. By prior arrangement, school groups can rent the group room on the 2nd floor for presentations, brief lectures, etc.