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Hitlerputsch, 9. November 1923, Blick auf den Marienplatz in München | © BSB/Bildarchiv

The Historisches Lexikon Bayerns (HLB, Historical Encyclopedia of Bavaria) has achieved a very positive result: In 2016 the online encyclopedia has reached a record with over one million accesses to the website. In comparison to the preceding year, this is an increase by around 40 percent. Also the visitor numbers are pleasing. Over 630,000 users from all over the world have used the comprehensive information services on Bavarian history available at www.historisches-lexikon-bayerns.de in 2016 – an unprecedented number. Most hits were recorded on the encyclopedia entry on Hitler's putsch on 8/9 November 1923, closely followed by an article on the topic of refugees and displaced persons.

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Jakob Püterich von Reichertshausen: Der Ehrenbrief | © BSB/Cgm 9220

In the form of a special series, the editorial office of the Literaturportal Bayern introduces literary gems from the archive of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek: selected highlights which are related to Bavaria with regard to their origin, tradition and effect and have entered the annals of literature.

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bavarikon, the Internet portal on the art, culture and regional studies of Bavaria, presents its services also on Facebook as of now. The aim of the new Facebook channel is to inform about the plethora of contents and scope of bavarikon and to raise the awareness of different user groups of the multi-faceted service.

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Bayerische Klassiker in Erstausgaben | © BSB

First editions are connected to that thrilling moment in which the author detaches himself from his work to bring it to the public for the first time. The Literature Portal Bavaria now enables you to rediscover first editions with a connection to Bavaria and its history.

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Bauernhof in Waltendorf, Landkreis Straubing-Bogen | © Institut für Volkskunde der Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

bavarikon has passed another milestone: By now, over 210,000 digitized objects have been made available online in the culture portal. Among other things, Bavarian coins from the Middle Ages and a number of top archive items have been newly added. Moreover, the project "Rural architecture in Bavaria since the beginning of early modern times" has been concluded.

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