Freies Deutsches Hochstift

The Freies Deutsches Hochstift (Free German Foundation) is a literary association based in Frankfurt, Hesse, Germany. It is the owner of the Goethe House, the place where the playwright and poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born and spent his early years, which it operates as a museum. The Hochstift also manages the Deutsches Romantik-Museum, a museum dedicated to German Romanticism which opened in 2021.

Freies Deutsches Hochstift
Formation10 November 1859; 162 years ago (1859-11-10)
FounderOtto Volger
FocusSupervision of the Frankfurt Goethe House and Deutsches Romantik-Museum
Anne Bohnenkamp-Renken

The Hochstift produces critical editions of literary works such as Goethe's Faust, and holds lectures, exhibitions and concerts. The Freies Deutsches Hochstift possesses an extensive collection of books, manuscripts, letters and paintings from the period known as the Goethezeit [de] (1770–1830).

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