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Goethe Bought Coins Here (and Vomited)

Visiting a healer-friend in the old medieval town of Tübingen, I come across this announcement in a shop window, located on the ground floor beside a spot where Germany’s most celebrated writer once vomited out of a window in extreme drunkenness.

Klassische Münzen (“classic coins”):

More than just any ”Münzen” shop, this place is where Goethe himself exchanged money:

“Hier kaufte Goethe seine Münzen …lebte er noch.” (“Here is where Goethe bought his coins… And he lives still”)

Ja, aber nur in seine Muenzen.

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