So-called Birth Room

Frankfurt’s Goethe House, as you see it today, is a mirror of the events that Goethe recounts in his memoirs. He was 60 years old when he began working on Poetry and Truth, and 82 when he finished it, shortly before his death. The author of Poetry and Truth was immortalized by Julie von Egloffstein with her portrait of Goethe, which emphasized his emphatic gaze.