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.
|Formation||10 November 1859|
|Focus||Supervision of the Frankfurt Goethe House and Deutsches Romantik-Museum|
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 manuscripts, letters and paintings from the period known as the Goethezeit (1770-1830).