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modern, luxurious and stylish

This Member of Design HotelsTM fits effortlessly into the portfolio of owners Micky Rosen and Alex Urseanu. Its hallmark is its individuality and personal service for a small circle, plus design that always aspires to exclusivity and innovation.

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The 13 individual rooms provide all the conveniences that discerning guests can expect from a Design Hotel. Select materials, a modern interior and luxuriously appointed bathrooms project an image of stylish comfort.

As a tribute to the historic significance of the Gerbermühle bestowed by Goethe’s visits, the 6 suites have been named after personalities who enriched the life of the poet and philosopher. The suites are as unique as the person they are named after. Each one with an unmistakable individuality and a character of its own.

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DOUBLE ROOM

  • 24 sqm
  • queen- or king-size bed
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view to the inner courtyard or Main river

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Superior

DOUBLE ROOM

  • 27-30 sqm
  • king-size bed
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view of the skyline or Main river

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Charlotte

Junior Suite

  • 45 sqm
  • 1st floor
  • king-size bed
  • living and sleeping room
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view to the inner courtyard or Main river

 

Charlotte von Stein was a lady-in-waiting at the court of Duchess Anna Amalia. She adored Goethe and became a great fan. The two first met in November 1775.  Goethe was immediately smitten, although Charlotte was seven years older than him and a mother of seven children. Despite her initial infatuation, Charlotte’s reaction to Goethe was reserved, regardless of frantic attempts by him to attract her. Goethe’s two year visit to Italy put the relationship on long-term hold and it was only years later that a friendship was to develop from the once illicit affair which lasted until Charlotte’s death.

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Lili

Junior Suite

  • 45 sqm
  • 2nd floor
  • king-size bed
  • living and sleeping room
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view to the inner courtyard or Main river

 

Lili Schönemann appears in the history books as Goethe’s fiancée.

Goethe first met and fell in love with the then 16 year old at a family house concert in Frankfurt. Their engagement followed soon after but their promises of marriage were retracted after just six months as both families were against the union.  In “Lilis Park” and other writings, Goethe raved about his short but intense romance and revealed at the ripe old age of 80 that “Lili was my first deep, true love and perhaps she was the last.”

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Friedrich

Junior Suite

  • 45 sqm
  • 2nd floor
  • king-size bed
  • living and sleeping room
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view to the inner courtyard or Main river

 

Goethes grandfather Friedrich Georg Goethe lived for a while in Lyon as a skilled cloth-maker and after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes the pious Lutheran settled in Frankfurt as a master tailor. Following the death of his first wife he married Cornelia Schelhorn, also widowed, and they had three children, one of whom was Johann Caspar Goethe, the father of Johann Wolfgang Goethe.

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Johann Jakob

PARK Suite

  • 52 sqm
  • 3rd floor
  • king-size bed
  • separate living and sleeping room
  • bathroom with walk-in shower
  • view of the park

 

Johann Jakob von Willemer was a Frankfurt banker and author. As a patron of the Frankfurt theatre, Goethe was his greatest role model and a close friendship soon developed. He was already a wealthy man at the age of 24 and leased the Gerbermühle as his country residence on the River Main. After two marriages and 4 children he met his third wife, Marianne Jung. Von Willemer paid 2000 guilders so that the 16 years old Viennese dancer and actress could leave the stage and go and live in his household as his foster daughter. Goethe was a frequent guest at the Gerbermühle and worked closely with Marianne on literary texts. He wrote rapturously of “moonlight and sunsets….on Willemer’s mill…. infinitely beautiful”.  The 18 year old Marianne presumably became the lover of the 42 year old Willemer and the childless liaison was legalised after 12 years. When Willemer suffered a stroke at the age of 77, Marianne looked after him. She survived him by 22 years.

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Johann Wolfgang

Balcony Suite

  • 85 sqm
  • 3rd floor
  • king-size bed
  • sleeping room with a connecting bathroom
  • living and dining area with fireplace
  • roofed balcony
  • guest WC
  • view of the inner courtyard and Main river

 

In the summer of 1814 Goethe returned once again to his native Frankfurt after years of absence. He then accepted an invitation from his old friend Johann Jakob von Willemer to visit him in his country residence on the River Main, the Gerbermühle. It was here that Goethe fell in love with von Willemer’s foster daughter Marianne. She became his muse and, as it emerged after his death, co-author of his poem the “West-östlicher Divan. 1815 was the year in which Goethe saw both Marianne and his native city for the last time.

 

You can learn more about Goethe’s time at the Gerbermühle here.

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Marianne

Duplex Suite

  • 89 sqm
  • 2nd and 3rd floor
  • king-size bed
  • entrance area with living room and a connecting dining area
  • on the upper floor  separate sleeping room and a bathroom with bathtub
  • guest WC
  • view of the inner courtyard

 

As an actress and dancer, Marianne Jung moved from Austria to Frankfurt at the age of 14 and later became the third wife of the Frankfurt banker Johann Jakob von Willemer. In Frankfurt she also met Willemer’s close friend Goethe. In 1815 Willemer invited Goethe to visit him at the Gerbermühle. He spent over a month there. A poetic dialogue developed between Goethe and Marianne and many love poems followed Goethe’s departure. In 1815 they met for the last time in Heidelberg but they exchanged letters up to Goethe’s death. Of many muses, Marianne was the only one to become co-author of one of his works. Both of them kept silent about this up to his death.

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