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Göschenhaus with Seume memorial and classicist private garden

Meeting place of well-known writers

© K. Lange

In 1795 Georg Joachim Göschen acquired an estate with horse stables in Hohnstädt near Grimma. He used the house as a summer residence for the family. Soon, the estate became a popular meeting place for writers, including Friedrich Schiller, and friends of the Göschen family. Until 1934 property of the descendants of Göschens, it was gradually re-designed by the following owner Renate Sturm-Francke in the Göschenzeit style, and the opened to the public. Since 1995, the Göschenhaus has belonged to the city of Grimma. As Germany's only publishing house museum, it has enriched the cultural life of Grimma ever since.

4 museum rooms can be visited.
The former garden room with a clay oven from 1798 reflects the living and lifestyle of the Biedermeier period. Many artefacts from the estate of the Göschen family can be admired. The bookcase holds a valuable collection of Göschen material, alongside works by and about Johann Gottfried Seume. A hexagonal annex from 1853 houses the Seumezimmer. It is furnished with classical furniture and some original pieces of Seume's estate. In addition, there are portraits of Seume, views of Hohnstädt (as Göschen and Seume would have seen it), the earliest image of the grave in "Teplitz" (today: Teplice/CZ) and maps of Seume's travels. The fireplace room with a valuable ceiling painting, old furniture and other objects is today the popular meeting place for the C-C-C afternoons: culture with coffee and cake. Here weddings, concerts, readings and conferences also take place. In an annex to the house is a collection of farm household effects from the 18th to 20th centuries.

The 4,300 m² Göschengarten, which adjoins the house, is today the only classicist private garden from around 1800 that still exists in Saxony. Göschen took advantage of the existing terraces, installed a theatre stage and built a pavilion in the form of a temple - a birthday present to his wife Henriette. 

The Göschenhaus regularly hosts events, concerts and holiday projects for children. 


location Göschenhaus with Seume memorial
Schillerstraße 25
04886 Grimma
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Restaurant , Parking area , Dogs allowed , Bathroom
Garden with sculpture and Göschenhaus in the background, exhibition
© SV Grimma
Garden gate in a overgrown stone wall marked as entrance to the Göschenhaus, culture
© K. Lange
Mural in Seumehaus showing a man with a rifle, exhibition
© W. Siesing

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all year open, same opening hours as the museum


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