Title sheet of the first volume of the novel "Die unsichtbare Loge" (1793) by Jean Paul | © BSB/ Res/P.o.germ. 1163-1

Scholarship, regional poetry and a literary search for traces – the Literaturportal Bayern again presents new contents in its thematic module on interesting historical and biographical aspects of Bavarian literature.

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Inspired by Hermann Lingg's (1820 – 1905) humorous poem "Das Krokodil zu Singapur" ("The crocodile of Singapore"), the association of poets from Munich was called "Das Krokodil" or "Die Krokodile" when it was founded in 1857. In line with this, the symbol of the association was of course a crocodile. A new virtual exhibition at bavarikon now presents a portrait of this poets' society.

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The year before 68: Demonstration of students against the state of emergency in education, 1967, Glyptothek Munich | © BSB/ Image Archive

Revolutionary moves, the spirit of 1968 in Munich, writers, painters and artists in and around Breitbrunn on the Chiemsee – the Literaturportal Bayern presents new contents again on interesting historical and regional aspects of Bavarian literature in its modules Blog, Themen (topics) and Literaturland (land of literature).

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Berta Kaiser: Red Guard at Marienplatz, 1919 (detail) | © Münchner Stadtmuseum/ bavarikon

To mark the 100th birthday of the Free State, bavarikon presents the exciting and dramatic history of its beginnings in a virtual exhibition. Five chronological sections and an in-depth presentation bring the revolutionary years 1918/ 19 closer to you. The focus lies on the events taking place in Munich, which were decisive for the whole of Bavaria. In addition, diverse developments in ten other locations of Old Bavaria, Franconia and Swabia will be included.

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© HVB Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung – HypoVereinsbank banknote collecting foundation

The September update has bavarikon vault over the quarter-million mark: Over 250,000 high-resolution digital copies and data sets have been made available online now. This demonstrates the success of the digitization campaign, which also involves smaller institutions in the Free State of Bavaria.

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