One of the main attractions of Frankfurt is Goethe-Haus, the house where Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born and grew up. Like many historical buildings of the city, this house was also destroyed during World War II, although it was rebuilt by 1951. The future author of "Faust" belonged to a wealthy family, so the restored household furnishing allows to judge of the lifestyle of a typical bourgeois family of the XVIII century. Among the few authentic pieces of furniture is a desk, at which Goethe wrote some of his early works, including "The Sorrows of Young Werther."
There is the Goethe-Museum next to Goethe House. It is not a literature museum but an art gallery. In 14 rooms you will find pictures of Goethe’s era, from Late Baroque and Classicism to Romanticism and Biedermeier, including works by such artists as Henry Fuseli and Caspar David Friedrich.
Among other attractions of Frankfurt, named after the great poet, worth mentioning are the Goethe Tower (Goetheturm) – a 43-meter tall wooden tower, and Goethestrasse, a busy street with many boutiques, art galleries and cafes.