Titled "Gott, die Welt und Bayern", the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek presents one hundred highlights of the ten regional State Libraries of Bavaria in its treasure vaults from 17 October 2018 to 7 July 2019.
Medieval manuscripts, rare incunabula, valuable printed works, maps, globes, posters and letters: The diversity of exhibits that come to Munich from the vaults of the regional State Libraries is impressive. The so-called "Lorscher Arzneibuch", a medical manuscript dating back to the 9th century, certainly forms part of the absolute highlights of the first exhibition part. The manuscript was entered in the UNESCO Memory of the World register in 2013. The exhibition also showcases a Gutenberg Bible from 1454/ 55, the famous World Chronicle of Hartmann Schedel from 1493 and the "Hexenhammer" from 1496, with a handwritten entry reporting about a burning of a witch that had been unknown so far. Every manuscript is unique in its own way and tells its own story. The exhibition takes account of the regional and supra-regional meaning and importance of the pieces, thus presenting them in their cultural-historical context.
Accompanying the exhibition in the library, we also present a virtual exhibition of a number of select pieces, which will give you a sneak peek of the plethora of treasures awaiting you.
We are looking forward to your visit!
Virtual exhibition (in German)