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Die Geschichte des Regenschirms und seiner sozialen Konsequenzen
09.09.2016

The history of the umbrella and its social consequences

It began with mockery, insults and pelted rubbish, when the Englishman Jonas Hanway came back from a trip to France in the early 1750s and went for a walk in London. His fellow citizens...

Die selektive Geschichte einiger Seeleute, des Schiffbaus und dem Beginn einer Epoche
04.08.2016

The selective story of some sailors, shipbuilding and the beginning of an era

When Carl Nicolai Christiansen is born on Sylt in 1864, it lasts only two years until the world would take its first step towards the global village.

Wir sind die DDB: Die Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg
22.06.2016

We are the DDB: The Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg

The Universitätsbibliothek Heidelberg (University Library of Heidelberg) is the central library in the library system of the Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg. The central library...

Das mysteriöse Verschwinden der Wikinger aus Grönland
26.01.2016

The mysterious disappearance of the Vikings from Greenland

Theories on why the Vikings disappeared from Greenland are abundant: they range from epidemics to shortages of supply, from homesickness to climate changes. For a long time, it was...

Wir sind die DDB: Das Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz-Institut für deutsche Schifffahrtsgeschichte, Bremerhaven
02.09.2015

We are the DDB: the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum – Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History, Bremerhaven

Handed over to the public in 1975 by then Federal President Walter Scheel, the Deutsche Schiffahrtsmuseum (DSM) has a unique collection of maritime history. This is made available as...