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Neue Virtuelle Ausstellung: „Grimm von A bis Z – Was uns die Brüder Grimm nicht erzählten“
30.01.2017

New Virtual Exhibition: “Grimm from A to Z – What the Brothers Grimm didn’t tell us”

“Perhaps it was time to set down these tales in writing, for those who should be their custodians are steadily diminishing…” – this is how the “Children’s and Household Tales” of the...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Museum Ludwig in Köln
10.01.2017

We are the DDB: The Museum Ludwig in Köln

The Museum Ludwig is one of the most important museums for the art of the 20th century as well as contemporary art in Germany. It was founded in 1976 on the occasion of the gift of 350...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Bundesarchiv
21.01.2015

We are the DDB: The Federal Archives

The Federal Archives provides public access, for reference purposes, to the key, official sources of information on recent German history. The institution collects and stores, in...

Wir sind die DDB: Die Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau
14.01.2015

We are the DDB: The Bundesanstalt für Wasserbau (BAW)

Rivers are a determining feature of the landscape and evolve over time. Pictures document the changes undergone by a river better than the written word can. Over the decades the Federal...

Bienenzucht, Pest und Hausfrauentipps: Historische Ratgeberliteratur
13.01.2015

Beekeeping, the plague and tips for housewives: the advice manuals of yesteryear

‘How-to’ literature is here to stay. The genre ranges from tips on how to combat chronic procrastination to astrophysics for dummies and is a prized reference source for people tackling...

Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy, "Auf Flügeln des Gesanges" (Heinrich Heine)
05.01.2015

We are the DDB: The Heinrich-Heine-Institut Düsseldorf

With its extensive archives and library, the Heinrich-Heine-Institut of the regional capital, Düsseldorf is a major international centre for research into the life, work and legacy of...