Farm building in Waltendorf, district Straubing-Bogen | © Institute for Ethnic Studies of the Committee for Bavarian Regional History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences

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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Nobel Prize certificate of Paul Heyse | © BSB/ Heyse-Archive V.105

Manuscripts, printed works, handwritten drafts and letters: In the cultural portal bavarikon, over 300 digital copies from the holdings of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek have been published. The new bavarikon collection "Literatur in Bayern" ("literature in Bavaria") contains literary treasures from twelve centuries, which are related to Bavaria with regard to their origin, tradition and impact, and which have gone down in history.

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Internet novel "Der gefundene Tod" by Thomas Lang | © Literaturportal Bayern

With the support of the Literature Portal Bavaria, the Munich writer and winner of the Ingeborg-Bachmann Award Thomas Lang is writing on an interactive novel – live on the Internet at

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Detail of the Bavarian purity law in the sovereign legislation decreed by the Dukes William IV and Louis X | © BSB

The one thousandth article of the Historisches Lexikon Bayerns (HLB, Historical Encyclopaedia of Bavaria) has been published. It addresses the purity law related to the brewing and serving of beer.

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