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Großer Hirschgraben 23-25
60311 Frankfurt am Main

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Großer Hirschgraben 23-25
60311 Frankfurt am Main

Contact: Dr. Joachim Seng (director), Nora Schwarz-Ehrecke, Karin Zinn
Tel.: +49 69 13880-262, -242, -268
Fax: +49 69 13880-222
Opening hours:

Mon to Fri 10 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 4 pm only by appointment via telephone and book pre-order:
Tel. +49 69 13880-242
For further information please visit our website.

Holdings and
specialist collections:
The library comprises some 120,000 volumes, focusing on German literature between 1740 and 1840. The main focal points are Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, his circle, and the Romantic Age. Important resources include the Faust Collection, the collection of literary almanacs and the reconstructed library of Johann Caspar Goethe. The library of Hugo von Hofmannsthal and his complete writings are also held at the Freies Deutsches Hochstift. The periodicals section is particularly noteworthy for its historic collection of some 300 eighteenth and nineteenth century publications.

There is a restricted lending facility. The resources of other departments within the museum can also be consulted by appointment:

Prints and drawings collection: 16,000 works,
tel.: +49 69 13380-281 (Dr. Mareike Hennig)
Manuscript collection: 40,000 original manuscripts,
tel.: +49 69 13880-244 (Dr. Konrad Heumann)
How to get there: Tram 11, 12, 14: Karmeliterkloster
U1, U2, U3, U4, U5, U8: Willy-Brandt-Platz
U1, U2, U3, U6, U7, U8: Hauptwache
S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S8, S9: Hauptwache
RMV Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund
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