Courses and webinars | © BSB/M. McKee

The new training program for the first half of 2024 is now available! Whether you are a curious beginner or an experienced researcher, we have the right course for you.

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East European, Oriental and Asian Reading Room | © BSB/H.-R. Schulz

After you have logged in on the web page of our booking system, you can now view and manage your bookings in a newly designed overview.

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Exhibition poster | © BSB/bavarikon

With its new virtual exhibition "Oktoberfest – History, backgrounds, highlights", bavarikon gets all fans of the "Wiesn" and everybody interested in culture and history in the mood for the 187th Munich Oktoberfest . The Internet portal of the Free State of Bavaria presents over 200 exhibits from twelve Bavarian cultural institutions, thus offering a unique digital stroll across the world’s largest fun fair – online at

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Official portrait of King Ludwig II of Bavaria after his accession to the throne in the year 1864. Oil on canvas, Ferdinand Piloty the Younger (1828 – 1895), Munich, 1865 | Bavarian Administration of Palaces, Gardens and Lakes/Schwenk

The cultural portal bavarikon presents the virtual exhibition "König Ludwig II. von Bayern – Leben, Spuren, Mythos" ("King Ludwig II of Bavaria – Life, legacy, legend") including 150 objects from 12 Bavarian cultural institutions. Everybody interested in culture and all Ludwig fans can now walk in the footsteps of the fairytale king – online.

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© Literaturportal Bayern

"Over 40 Bavarian authors and mediators of literature benefited from our programme 'Culture in spite of Corona' during the past year", Minister of the Arts Bernd Sibler recently took stock in Munich. "Culture in spite of Corona" offers to creators of literature a virtual platform for publications, for which they receive remuneration.

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