Breslau (Wrocław) medallist and punch cutter Georg Wilhelm Kittel paid tribute to the Treaty of Hubertusburg concluded about 250 years ago with this gold medal. The peace treaties between Prussia, Austria and Saxony signed on 15 February 1763 at Hubertusburg Palace in Saxony ended the Seven Years’ War.

With the Maya Codex, an exhibit of the Saxon State and University Library Dresden (SLUB) was in the focus of worldwide interest these past weeks. This was due to the fact that the Mayan calendar supposedly prophesied the end of the world for December 21, 2012. The fact that the Maya did not actually link an apocalypse with this

200 years ago, on December 20, 1812, the first copies of the "Children's and Household Tales" by the Brothers Grimm were published. Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm edited the collection of fairy tales, which is today considered to be the most successful book in German language, from 1812 to 1858.

This is where every month we will be showing you a selected object that can be found using the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek. It may be an object that is of particular relevance at the present time, perhaps one time something unexpected and, another time, something well-known. By doing this, we would like to show you the sheer breadth of our

Many cultural and scientific institutions are already a part of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and the number is growing every day. Famous museums and research facilities are on board, but also many smaller institutions that are certainly worth discovering. We would like to introduce, in no particular order, the institutions that are participating in the DDB and give you and

In this section, we aim to shed some light on the objects that can be found in the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (DDB) by looking at sample search terms that will be changing regularly. For the portal launch we have decided to look at the search ‘Johann Sebastian Bach’.