The Alte Pinakothek is a paintings gallery in Munich. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). The Alte Pinakothek exhibits works of European painting from the fourteenth to the eighteenth centuries.
The Arbeiterwohlfahrt (AWO District Association Dachau), founded in 1919, is a German welfare organisation with a democratic and federal structure, based on local memberships and voluntary commitment. The aim during the founding period was above all to alleviate the suffering of the people after the end of the war. Today the AWO offers social services for people seeking advice and help from all walks of life, without questioning the individual's ethnic, political or religious affiliation.
The St. Katharinenspital (St. Catherine’s Hospital) in Regensburg was explicitly founded as a public hospital through the merger of the Dom- and Brückenspital (Cathedral and Bridge Hospitals) at the beginning of the thirteenth century. Within a few decades it developed into one of the largest hospitals in Central Europe. Therefore, the archive holdings, which were housed in fireproof vaults, grew as well and managed to escape the two great fires at Regensburg in 1633 and 1809. Thanks to this fact, the Archiv der St. Katharinenspitalstiftung (The Archive of the St. Catherine’s Hospital Foundation) preserves almost complete records from the High Middle Ages onwards as well as a large amount of additional source material. For this reason, the archives are of great scientific and civic interest.
The remit of the Archiv des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Archive) is to evaluate and acquire analogue and digital written and documentary material from the diocesan administration’s various offices, to index and permanently preserve archive material and make it available for use. In addition, its tasks include maintaining the archive, i.e. advising and supporting ecclesiastical institutions (especially parishes, religious orders, associations, societies) in archival matters, if necessary also taking over their archival records.
The Archiv und Bibliothek des Bistums Würzburg (Diocese of Würzburg Archive and Library - ABBW) is a Diocese of Würzburg scientific institution. It is a knowledge repository and centre of excellence for (diocesan) historical issues and offers assistance and information on the available archival and library sources.
The Archiv des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Archive) and the Diözesanbibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Diocesan Library) together form the academic institution of the Archiv und Bibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Archive and Library). It is assigned to the Chancellor of the Archbishop’s Ordinariate in Munich, who is responsible for the proper administration of records in the diocesan administration. It documents the work of the local Catholic Church of Munich and Freising, which includes significant parts of Upper Bavaria and a smaller part of Lower Bavaria, on the basis of the scriptural tradition.
The Archäologische Staatssammlung München (Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State) was founded in 1885. With its five departments (Prehistoric, Roman Period, Middle Ages, the Mediterranean, Numismatics), its permanent exhibition, conservation studios and depots it forms the central state museum. Its rich holdings of archaeological finds provide comprehensive insights into the diversity of early human existence.
The Arye Maimon-Institut für Geschichte der Juden (Arye Maimon Institute for the History of the Jews - AMIGJ) is an academic institution at the University of Trier. It was founded in 1996/97 by Alfred Haverkamp (1937-2021), Professor of Medieval History. It is named after the German-Israeli historian Arye Maimon (born Herbert Fischer in 1903, died 1988).
The Augustinerbibliothek Münnerstadt (Münnerstadt Augustinian Library) has been under the auspices of the Bavarian-German Province of the Augustinians since 2014. With a stock of approx. 70,000 volumes, it is a monastery library that has grown historically since 1652. When the grammar school founded by Prince Bishop Johann Philipp von Schönborn was taken over by the Augustinian hermits in 1685, it also served as a teachers' library.
The Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (BAdW) (Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities), founded in 1759, is one of the oldest state academies in Germany as well as the largest and strongest in terms of research. It conducts long-term research, networks scholars across disciplines and national borders, promotes young academics in Bavaria, uses its expertise to make an impact on politics and society, and provides a forum for dialogue between academia and the public.
The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library), which was founded in 1558, is one of the most important European universal libraries and enjoys worldwide renown as international research library. Today, the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek acts as treasure trove of cultural heritage, as provider of academic multimedia information and as innovator in the field of digital services and it is one of the foremost national and international ports of call for researchers, for students as well as for all those in general who are seeking information.
The Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Painting Collections) are responsible for a substantial part of the painting and art collection of the Free State of Bavaria as well as the corresponding museums in Munich: the Alte Pinakothek, the Neue Pinakothek, the Modern Art Collection in the Pinakothek der Moderne, the Schack Collection and thirteen State Galleries throughout Bavaria. The stock includes more than 30,000 works of art, especially Paintings, but also sculptures, photographs and installations.
The Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen (Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes), also known as the Bayerische Schlösserverwaltung (Bavarian Palace Department), is one of the oldest administrative departments in the Free State of Bavaria with a long-standing tradition. Created as part of the court administration of electors and kings, it is today the largest public authority for museums in Germany. It is also responsible for a very special historical heritage: the variety of magnificent court gardens, palace parks, gardens and lakes. The unique ensembles of European architecture with their sumptuous artistic interiors attract over five million visitors each year from all over the world.
The Bayerischer Landesverein für Heimatpflege e.V. (Bavarian State Association for Local Traditions and History) is a civic association with around 7,000 members. This includes individuals, around 800 municipalities as well as cultural organisations and associations. It assumes the Free State of Bavaria’s constitutional cultural mandate within the framework of the task of preserving local traditions and history. It provides advice and information through personal contact, offers educational measures (e.g. events, conferences, cultural trips, projects), supports the (voluntary) guardians of local cultural heritage in Bavaria and issues publications.
The Bayerischer Landtag (Bavarian State Parliament) is one of Bavaria's supreme state bodies. As such, the Parliament is at the centre of the political system of the Free State.The central tasks of the Bavarian State Parliament comprise legislation for the Free State of Bavaria, the election of the Prime Minister, the control of the government and the passing of the budget.
The Bavarian Parliament has had its seat in Munich's Maximilianeum since 1949.
Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) is the regional public broadcaster in Bavaria. It is a founding member of the "Arbeitsgemeinschaft der öffentlich-rechtlichen Rundfunkanstalten der Bundesrepublik Deutschland" (Working Group of Public Broadcasters of the Federal Republic of Germany, ARD). With a total of five analogue radio stations, two television channels, a number of digital radio stations and a wide-ranging web service, BR lives up to its purpose of offering programmes that inform, educate, advise and entertain.
Today, the Bayerisches Armeemuseum (Bavarian Army Museum) is one of the great military history museums in Europe. The focus of the collections is on Bavaria in its European context in the period from the late Middle Ages to the present day. The collection has an almost systematic character for the period of the Kingdom of Bavaria from the war of 1870/71 to the end of the First World War. The Bayerisches Armeemuseum’s remit is to reflect critically and with historical accuracy on the violence in the military and war context in history as well as its effects on people, society and the state based on its collections.
The Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv (Bavarian Main State Archive) was formed in 1921 by merging three key archives which had been founded in Munich in 1799 - namely the General Imperial Archive (Allgemeines Reichsarchiv), the Secret State Archive (Geheimes Staatsarchiv), and the Secret Family Archive (Geheimes Hausarchiv) - and the former District Archive of Munich (today’s Munich State Archive). After the end of World War II the records of the War Archive maintaining the heritage of the Bavarian army were affiliated to the Bavarian Main State Archive.
The administrative decree on the structure of State Archives in Bavaria issued on May 28, 1990 (GVBl, p. 175) states that the Bavarian Main State Archive is responsible for “maintaining the records of state authorities concerned with state wide affairs.” The Bavarian Main State Archive is the centralized archive for the Duchy, Electorate, Kingdom, and Free State of Bavaria.
The Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege (Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation) is the Free State of Bavaria's authority for the protection and preservation of Bavaria's cultural heritage. This includes the preservation of all buildings, monuments, objects and sites of historic interest as well as recording and studying them. The State Department for Non-governmental Museums is also subordinated to the Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation.
The Bayerisches Landesamt für Statistik (Bavarian State Statistical Office) is a state authority directly under the State Ministry of the Interior with its head office in Fürth and other offices in Munich and Schweinfurt. One of the Landesamt für Statistik's key remits is official statistics at state, federal and EU level. The state office dates back to the "Königlich Statische Bureau" (Royal Static Bureau) which emerged itself from other predecessor institutions that had existed since the beginning of the 19th century. It has its own library with a special statistical collection, which ranges from the early 19th century to the present day.
Founded in 1855 by King Maximilian II, the Bayerisches Nationalmuseum (Bavarian National Museum) ranks among the most significant museums of art and cultural history in Europe. The core stock of artifacts originates in the art collection of the Wittelsbach dynasty. Planned and erected by Gabriel von Seidl in the style of historism, this building with its unique historical interiors is one of the most inventive and significant museums built in the years around 1900.
The Bayerisches Wirtschaftsarchiv (The Bavarian Business Archive) is the central institution for the preservation of historically significant original documents from Bavaria's business life. It takes over and looks after archival material from the Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce, from societies, associations and leading business figures as well as from companies in Bavaria - primarily from the areas of industry, trade and services.
Founded in 766, the Benediktiner Abtei Metten (Benedictine Metten Abbey) is one of the oldest abbeys in Bavaria. Monks have been living here following Christ according to the Rule of Saint Benedict and dedicating themselves to the various tasks of faith, education, science and economy for more than 1,250 years. As part of secularisation the abbey was dissolved in 1803. In 1830, King Ludwig I arranged for it to be rebuilt as the first Benedictine monastery in Bavaria. Abbot Corbinian Hofmeister OSB belonged to the German resistance during the Nazi period. The Benedictine Abbey Metten produced a cardinal in the 20th century with Paul Augustin Mayer OSB. The monastery church, the baroque library as well as the baroque ceremonial hall and the new library are art monuments of exceptional distinction.
In addition to the holdings and objects from Bavarian cultural institutions' collections, bavarikon also presents a number of objects that are privately owned today and are therefore not generally accessible to the public. The fact that such objects can be shown nevertheless is due to the cooperation of the owners with the respective institutions, which make their holdings available as partners of bavarikon.
The book collections from the Bibliothek des Metropolitankapitels München (Library of the Munich Metropolitan Chapter) together with those from the Dombibliothek Freising (Cathedral Library Freising) form the Diözesanbibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Diocesan Library of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising). To this day, the Munich location of the diocesan library mainly houses literature on history and current life in the archdiocesan area as well as on contemporary ecclesiastical history.
In 1972, the new library building of the Bischöfliche Zentralbibliothek (Episcopal Central Library Regensburg) was opened on the site of the former Regensburg Obermünster convent. According to its founding concept, the diocesan library was designed to centrally house the book, manuscript and music collections of the Diocese of Regensburg’s still existing or already dissolved ecclesiastical institutions, to make them accessible, available for research and to preserve them for the future. The collection focuses on church history, especially diocesan history, theology, musicology (church music of the 16th and 17th centuries, Cecilianism) and liturgical history. The diocesan library also fulfils the tasks of a service library for the Ordinariate, is at the same time the library of the Verein für Regensburger Bistumsgeschichte (Association for the History of the Diocese of Regensburg) and provides the residents of the diocese with an extensive stock of current theological and humanistic factual and specialist literature. By participating in the Bavarian Library Network, it contributes to the supra-regional supply of literature in the field of its collection focus.
Founded in 1882, the DB Museum is the oldest railway museum in the world. Its core remit is to preserve, research and communicate German railway history.
The Deutsches Medizinhistorisches Museum (German Museum of Medical History) is a museum of the city of Ingolstadt. The baroque building, in which the museum is housed, was built in 1723 for teaching anatomy at the Bavarian State University. It was the first new building for anatomical studies in the German-speaking world. During the course of the 500th anniversary celebration of the University of Ingolstadt-Landshut-Munich in 1972, the city of Ingolstadt acquired the "Old Anatomy" and opened in 1973 the first museum of medical history in Germany. The collection focuses on ophthalmological diagnostics, on otolaryngology, on clinical chemistry and on prints. The collection is constantly expanded to include twentieth-century medical material culture.
Founded in 1903 on the initiative of Oskar von Miller, the Deutsches Museum von Meisterwerken der Naturwissenschaft und Technik (German Museum Masterpieces of Science and Technology) in Munich is one of the world's largest natural science and technology museums and attracts around 1.5 million visitors annually. It has a collection of over 100,000 exhibits, including both unique originals and historical replicas.
The Deutsches Theatermuseum (German Theatre Museum) has the task to preserve theatrical/scenic memory through its collections, which are of considerable international importance. Beyond the important tasks of collecting, preserving and analysing, the work of the museum also consists in the dissemination of information about the preserved material to the widest possible audience by way of exhibitions and publications.
With more than 100,000 objects in the collection, Die Neue Sammlung – The Design Museum is one of the largest and most important design museums in the world. Located under the roof of the Pinakothek der Moderne, the museum looks back on a collection covering more than 100 years and presents objects from over 20 different areas of design. A selection of objects from the extensive collecting history is also regularly on display at the Neues Museum in Nuremberg and the Keramik-Museum Weiden.
The holdings of the Diözesanarchiv Eichstätt (Eichstätt Diocesan Archive) date back to the 12th century. In addition to administrative files and documents, it also houses association archives, special collections and estates.
The Diözesanbibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Diocesan Library) is part of the academic institution of the Archiv und Bibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Archdiocese of Munich and Freising Archive and Library). It has grown out of the collections in the Dombibliothek Freising (Cathedral Library Freising) and the Bibliothek des Metropolitankapitels München (Library of the Munich Metropolitan Chapter). The diocesan library’s remit is to preserve and manage the archdiocesan library material.
Located in the chapter house built by Balthasar Neumann in 1731/33, the Diözesanmuseum Bamberg (Diocesan Museum Bamberg) houses unique world-class treasures on the history of Bamberg Cathedral, which was consecrated in 1012, and the diocese. The heart of the collection is still formed by the old cathedral treasury together with generous endowments from Holy Roman Emperor Henry II (ruled 1002-1024) and his wife Kunigunde († 1033).
The history of the Diocesan Museum, which opened in 1974, goes back to the 19th century. In addition to the permanent exhibition of Christian art from Upper Bavaria and the Alpine region, many special exhibitions were presented on topics related to the history of piety and art history, as well as contemporary art, until the building was closed in the summer of 2013 due to necessary renovation work.
The book collections from the Dombibliothek Freising (Cathedral Library Freising) together with those from the Bibliothek des Metropolitankapitels München (Library of the Munich Metropolitan Chapter) form the Diözesanbibliothek des Erzbistums München und Freising (Diocesan Library of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising). Due to the planned structural redesign of Freising’s Domberg, the cathedral library was closed in 2015 until further notice, and the book collections were moved to the diocesan archive and library storage in Neufahrn near Freising.
Around 2,300 Catholics belong to the Dompfarrei St. Kilian (parish of Saint Kilian) in the city centre of Würzburg. The Cathedral of Saint Kilian at Würzburg serves not only as seat of the bishopric but is also the church of the Dompfarrei (parish) of Saint Kilian in the deanery of the city of Würzburg.
A first church has been documented in Marlesreuth since 1440. The Protestant congregation was a branch of Selbitz until 1818. Since then, Marlesreuth has been an independent congregation, where the pastor of Marlesreuth was also the 2nd pastor of Selbitz.
Saint Anna is an Evangelical-Lutheran parish comprising around 2,400 members in the city centre of Augsburg. The eponymous parish church is the main Evangelical church of the former imperial city.
St. Johannis (Saint John) is the traditional Evangelical parish of the former free imperial city of Schweinfurt. The church building, a three-nave basilica with double transept and Gothic choir space has a building history that reaches back to the twelfth century and it is, therefore, the oldest edifice of the city still in existence. Ever since the city council accepted the Reformation in the year 1542, St. Johannis has served as the Evangelical parish church.
A Protestant congregation has been documented in Walsdorf since 1524. Until 1807, all Protestant families in Bamberg belonged to the Walsdorf congregation. Today, the parish of around 1,700 members comprises 14 towns and villages.
The village of Töpen, north of Hof, has had a Protestant congregation since the 16th century. Previously, the congregation was part of the Thuringian regional church. The municipality of Töpen includes the villages of Hohendorf, Tiefendorf, Moosanger, Königshof and Mödlareuth.
The Forschungsstelle für fränkische Volksmusik (Research Centre for Franconian Folk Music) in Uffenheim (Neustadt a.d. Aisch-Bad Windsheim) was founded in 1981 and is dedicated to the collecting and research of traditional folk music in Franconia. With extensive, constantly growing holdings in the fields of song, music and dance, it is a documentation and information centre for utility music in Franconia. The facility of the district of Central Franconia is supported by the districts of Upper Franconia and Lower Franconia. The publicly accessible special library contains c.30,000 volumes dedicated to the study of musical instruments, of songs and of dances as well as of relevant fields of musical history and of European ethnology.
The Generaldirektion der Staatlichen Archive Bayerns (Directorate General of the Bavarian State Archives) was established in 1970 as a middle-level state office with statewide authority. Subordinated authorities are the Bayerisches Hauptstaatsarchiv (Bavarian Main State Archive) and regional state archives. Duties of the Generaldirektion include the centralized administrative and functional supervision of the Bavarian state archives as well as the evaluation, acquisition, classification and cataloguing of archive items according to consistent standards.
The Germanisches Nationalmuseum (German National Museum) in Nuremberg is the largest museum of cultural history in the German-speaking countries and counts among the most important museums of the world. The museum exists since 1852. The range of collections stretches from prehistory to contemporary art and culture.
With over 300,000 bank notes, the Giesecke+Devrient Stiftung Geldscheinsammlung (Giesecke+Devrient foundation: collection of bank notes) belongs to the most important collections of its kind in the world. The general collection contains paper money from every country and of all times. As a collection "in progress", it is continuously updated, i.e. any new issues worldwide are routinely acquired for the collection. It is the ambition and the aim to be able to document the entire development in the field of paper money.
The Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte (Centre of Bavarian History) was established in 1978 in Augsburg and has been a branch of the Bayerische Staatsministerium für Bildung und Kultus, Wissenschaft und Kunst (Bavarian State Ministry of Education, Science and the Arts) since 1998. The duties of the Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte mainly include providing access to the historical and cultural diversity of Bavaria in all parts of Bavaria as well as enhancing and maintaining the historical awareness in general.
The Historische Kommission bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Historical Commission at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences), founded in 1858 by the Bavarian King Maximilian II at the suggestion of Leopold von Ranke, is both a scholarly community and a research institute. On the one hand it carries out basic research on German history with source editions, on the other it publishes historical-biographical works. The Historische Kommission also offers its results in digital form.
The Historischer Verein für Oberpfalz und Regensburg (Historical Association for Upper Palatinate and Regensburg) is one of the early historical associations in Bavaria that was founded at the suggestion of King Ludwig I of Bavaria (1825-1848) at the level of the administrative districts (at that time: "Kreise"). Since its foundation on 20 November 1830, the royally privileged association has been the region's central historical and cultural association.
The Historische Verein Neuburg an der Donau (Historical Association Neuburg an der Donau) was founded in 1833 and is one of Bavaria's oldest historical societies.The Historical Association Neuburg on the Danube collects and preserves testimonies of history, art and culture in the areas of the former principality of Pfalz-Neuburg.The acquisitions of the Historische Verein became one of Bavaria's most extensive and valuable collections, comprising objects from the fifteenth to the nineteenth centuries. Part of the collection is presented in the city museum. A further part of the collection is part of the permanent exhibition at the Schlossmuseum Neuburg (Castle Museum Neuburg).
The Historischer Verein von Oberbayern (Historical Association of Upper Bavaria) promotes historical scholarship and research on the levels of state, region and city, the preservation of cultural heritage, of history, art and culture, and disseminates the historical knowledge regarding Upper Bavaria to a wide audience. The Association was founded in 1837.
During the twentieth century, the city's numerous cultural, historical and archaeological resources acted as multiple incentives for the institution of museums dedicated to the collecting and preservation of such cultural assets in Regensburg. For this reason, the city of Regensburg decided in 1931 to transform the former Minorite monastery into a museum of cultural history.
The Hofbibliothek Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg Court Library) serves to provide literature and information for the 'Bayerische Untermain' region, i.e. the independent city of Aschaffenburg and the Aschaffenburg and Mittenberg districts. Due to its location and its centuries-long affiliation with the Electorate of Mainz, its catchment area also extends to Hessen. The collection comprises more than 135,000 volumes and contains literature for the humanities, social and natural sciences as well as regional literature. The valuable, partly unique old holdings include 58 manuscripts and 162 incunabula, 30,000 volumes from the period before 1900 and special collections such as prints, pamphlets of the Reformation, autographs, maps and plans etc.
The Industrie- und Handelskammer für München und Oberbayern (Chamber of Industry and Commerce (IHK) for Munich and Upper Bavaria) is the largest IHK in Germany with more than 390,000 member companies. Its primary goal is to create the best conditions for the sustainable economic success of commercial companies in Munich and Upper Bavaria. It is the first point of contact for politics and administration.
The Institut für Fränkische Landesgeschichte (IFLG) (Institute for Franconian Regional History) was founded in February 2017 through a cooperation agreement between the universities of Bayreuth and Bamberg. It collates regional historical research on Franconian topics with a focus on Upper Franconia.
The Institut für Stadtgeschichte und Erinnerungskultur (Institute for Urban History and Remembrance Culture), part of the City of Munich’s Cultural Department, promotes and shapes Munich’s civil society’s active discussion on urban history and contemporary remembrance work. The aim is to make recent urban history and contemporary history transparent and as well as to assess it critically and in the context of our own time. Resulting in interdisciplinary, multi-perspective and dialogue-based history and cultural programmes being developed with the broad participation of third parties, in which historical retrospection is combined with present day social issues.
The Institut für Volkskunde (Institute for European Ethnology) examines the everyday culture of Bavaria from a historical and contemporary perspective and has been affiliated to the Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Commission for Bavarian History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities) since 1962. It is the only extra-university research institution for folklore in Bavaria. It has source and material collections on various folk-cultural topics, maintains a publicly accessible specialist library and publishes the "Bayerische Jahrbuch für Volkskunde" (Bavarian Yearbook for European Ethnology) as well as exemplary studies.
Das Jüdische Museum Augsburg Schwaben ist mit dem Gründungsjahr 1985 das älteste von einer Stiftung getragene Jüdische Museum der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Es versteht sich als Ort der Begegnung, der aus der jüdischen Geschichte Bayerisch-Schwabens heraus Fragen an die Gegenwart und Zukunft unserer Gesellschaft stellt. Das Museum bietet Gelegenheit, aus jüdischer Perspektive über Aspekte von Geschichte und Gesellschaft, Migration und Integration, Heimat, Religion und Kultur zu diskutieren.
The Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana St. Gallen (Cantonal Library Vadiana St. Gallen), which originates with the donation of books by the reformer, mayor and municipal physician Joachim Vadian (1484–1551), collects since its adoption by the Canton of Saint Gallen in 1979 all media relating to the Canton in order to document thereby its history and present. The collection of Sangallensia includes books, newspapers, journals as well as business reports and official pamphlets. The Sangallensia comprise all media composed by authors from the Canton, published by publishing houses from Saint Gallen or dealing with themes that refer to Saint Gallen. By means of this unique collection, the library preserves and takes care of a part of the regional historical heritage and of its cultural identity.
The KOENIGmuseum on the edge of Landshut's Gothic old town is the most prominent part of the Lower Bavarian capital's museum quarter. It houses the work and collections of the sculptor Fritz Koenig (1924-2017), who contributed them to the Fritz-und-Maria-Koenig Foundation together with his wife in 1993. The museum was called the "Skulpturenmuseum im Hofberg" until the end of 2018. It was built by Peter Gehring and Meike Gerchow on behalf of the City of Landshut in accordance with Fritz Koenig's relevant planning specifications and houses objects from the Koenig Foundation's collection.
The Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Commission for Bavarian Regional History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences) was founded in 1927 as a research institution for the coordination and realisation of long-term basic research on the history of Bavaria and of its diverse parts.
Founded in 1965, Kreismuseum Walderbach (Walderbach District Museum) is run by the District of Cham in the Upper Palatinate. It is located in the former Cistercian Abbey of Walderbach. The accessible 400 m² space houses temporary exhibitions on the everyday culture and practices of the population in the region.
The Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg (Art Collections of the Fortress of Coburg) are an institute belonging to the Landesstiftung Coburg (regional foundation at Coburg), founded in 1919. In 1920, the ownership of the real estate of the Veste Coburg passed to the free state of Bavaria, which bears the cost of all renovation and construction work but grants the Coburger Landesstiftung the free use of the premises. The Landesstiftung is responsible for running the museum.
The Regensburg Cathedral Treasury is one of the most famous medieval treasuries in Europe. It is located right next to the Gothic St. Peter’s Cathedral in the historic rooms of the former episcopal residence with Renaissance frescoes.
Die Kunstsammlungen & Museen Augsburg sind ein Verbund von neun Museen und Sammlungen: Maximilianmuseum, Schaezlerpalais (Deutsche Barockgalerie, Grafische Sammlung und Karl und Magdalene Haberstock-Stiftung), Grafisches Kabinett im Höhmannhaus, Römisches Museum und Stadtarchäologie, H2-Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst im Glaspalast mit Halle 1 und Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Leopold-Mozart-Haus und Brechthaus.
Bavarian Surveying Administration regards itself as a modern service provider with the legal mandate to provide geodata on a national area of approx. 70,000 km² and to make it available to users in the desired form in an up-to-date and cost-effective manner. In addition, the Landesamt für Digitalisierung, Breitband und Vermessung (Agency for Digitisation, High-Speed Internet and Surveying) owns the world's largest archive of lithographic stones with over 26,000 limestone printing plates, which were used until well into the twentieth century for the reproduction and continuation of plans and maps.
The Landesbibliothek Coburg (Regional Library Coburg) originated in the Ernestine (Thuringian) princely library. Until the end of 1972, it formed part of the institutions of the Coburger Landesstiftung. In 1973, the library was absorbed into the administration of the free state of Bavaria. Since then, the library belongs to the regional state libraries in Bavaria.
The Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern (regional ecclesiastical archive of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria, LAELKB) was founded in 1931 and constitutes the central specialised institution for any aspect of ecclesiastical archival studies within the reach of the ELKB. It heads the specialised supervision over ecclesiastical archival studies and the historical ecclesiastical libraries, supports and advises the ecclesiastical providers of archival services and record offices in all aspects that refer to archives, historical libraries and the registrar's office.
The professorship is dedicated to German literature and language in Bavaria. The focus is on literature and language in the area of present-day Bavaria, from the Middle Ages to the Early Modern period. This is the only Bavarian professorship with this title.
Founded in 2011, the Chair of Economic and Social History at the Faculty of Philosophy, Arts, History and Social Sciences at the University of Regensburg is dedicated to the economic and social dimension of human activity in the past. The subject is therefore more structural in nature than other sub-disciplines of historical studies. At the same time, it deals much more intensively with the everyday life of people in historical societies, which was very much characterised by work and hardship.
The Literaturarchiv Sulzbach-Rosenberg (Sulzbach-Rosenberg Literature Archive) | Literaturhaus Oberpfalz (Upper Palatinate House of Literature) was founded in 1977 by the literary scholar and poet Walter Höllerer. As a house of literature it offers events on contemporary literature and as an archive for modern literature it has been open to research since 1945. The archive's founding stock is the editorial correspondence from the "Akzente" (Accents) journal between 1954 and 1970 with a total of over 35,000 letters. It also contains the literary and scientific estate of Walter Höllerer, individual manuscripts by contemporary authors, and a press archive. The institution also houses a literature museum.
The Monacensia in the Hildebrandhaus houses the city of Munich's literary archive and is therefore the city's literary memory. It belongs to the Münchner Stadtbibliothek (Munich City Library) and has been housed in the former artist villa that belonged to the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand (1847-1921) since 1977. The collection currently comprises some 300 literary estates and collections of writers closely associated with Munich. Monacensia includes a public research library with a unique collection of books on the subject of Munich.
Under the title of "Museum für Franken - Staatliches Museum für Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte in Würzburg" (Museum for Franconia - State Museum for Art and Cultural History in Würzburg) and under the direction of Erich Schneider, the museum now focuses on the whole of Franconia including the history of Würzburg and expands its collection to the present day.Since 1913, the Franconian Luitpoldmuseum had existed in the Maxstraße at Würzburg. After the destruction of the building in 1945, Max H. von Freeden built the Main-Franconian Museum on the Marienberg fortress from 1946. It has been sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria since January 2017.
The approximately 800-year-old abbey of the Cistercian nuns in Oberschönenfeld houses the Oberschönenfeld Museum in three former farm buildings, which is supported by the district of Swabia with the support of the district of Augsburg. It is dedicated to the everyday rural culture of Bavarian Swabia and serves as a focal point museum for the entire region and at the same time as a local history museum for the district of Augsburg.
The Tucherschloss (Tucher Castle) in the eastern old town is one of Nuremberg's cultural and historical treasures. Using the Tucher trading family as an example, the museum depicts the cultural and social life of the Nuremberg patriciate within the historical development of the former imperial city. The valuable exhibits, owned by the Tucher’schen Kulturstiftung and entrusted to the museum on loan today, bring the former living environment of Nuremberg's leading elite to life in an authentic location. With the Hirsvogelsaal reconstructed in 2000 and the redesigned garden, the former patrician castle forms a self-contained "Renaissance island" on the edge of the old town.
The Müllner-Peter-Museum (Museum to Peter, the Miller) in Aschau is dedicated to the historical personality of Peter Huber, called "Müllner Peter". He was born in 1766 in Sachrang and was a miller, farmer, musician and sheet music collector. Novels and films were created as memorial to his life.
The Musikbibliothek of the Münchner Stadtbibliothek (Munich Municipal Library – Music Library) is the largest municipal music library in Germany. Its inventory combines important autograph manuscripts with rare prints (rara) as well as with numerous bequests by Munich and Bavarian composers. It also includes popularised music literature, sheet music for gaining practical experience and a substantial collection of sound recording media. Easy-access musical offers for non-professional music lovers, the support of schoolchildren and students as well as the provision of a broad range of literature for professional musicians form part of the tasks performed by the Musikbibliothek and so is the supply of a scientific reference library for the purpose of academic research and teaching.
The Münchner Stadtmuseum (Munich City Museum) opened in 1888 following an initiative of city archivist Ernst von Destouches (1843–1916). The Munich City Museum is Germany's largest municipal museum, not only due to its spaciousness, but also to the extent of its collections. The fields of the collections range from graphic art, posters and paintings – mostly with motives connected to Munich –, to fashion, textile and objects of ethnological interest to statuary art and artisan craftwork as well as a substantial collection of furniture, including the period of Art Nouveau. The department of music provides access to a comprehensive collection of musical instruments spanning all continents.
The Neue Pinakothek (New Painting Gallery) is a paintings gallery in Munich. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). The Neue Pinakothek exhibits works of nineteenth-century European painting.
Guido Lang (1856-1921), a seller of wood carvings, founded Oberammergau Museum in 1910. Originally named "Verleger Lang’sche kunst- und kulturgeschichtliche Oberammergauer Museum" (Oberammergau Lang’sche Art and Cultural Museum), it was set up to exhibit regional wood carvings and reverse glass paintings.
The Oberpfälzischer Bezirksverband des Bayerischen Bauernverbandes (Upper Palatinate District Association of the Bavarian Farmers Association)was founded in Weiden on 12 March 1895 with the participation of the agricultural politician Dr Georg Heim (1865-1938) and was one of eight independent Christian farmers' associations in Bavaria. Today it is part of the unified federation, with the Bayerischer Bauernverband having been refounded as a politically independent and non-denominational organisation after the end of the war in September 1945. As a public corporation, the Bayerischer Bauernverband represents the Bavarian agriculture and forestry's professions and acts as a service provider in a social (educational programmes, promotion funds, aid for social emergencies, etc.) and advisory (business (management) consulting, investment and insurance consulting, etc.) capacity.
The Pinakothek der Moderne (Gallery of Modern Art) in Munich exhibits art, prints, architecture and design from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Four completely independent museums are located under its roof: The Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München (Architecture Museum of the Technical University Munich), Die Neue Sammlung - The Design Museum, the Sammlung Moderne Kunst der Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Collection of Modern Art of the Bavarian State Paintings Collections) and the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Print Room Munich).
The Politisches Archiv des Auswärtigen Amts (Federal Foreign Office Political Archive) preserves the written records of the German Foreign Service and Germany’s international treaties.
The subject of musicology at the University of Augsburg is concerned with the study of various aspects of music, such as social history, the study of instruments, iconography, the study of notation, the study of sources, compositional technique (analysis), stylistics and performance practice, as well as, to a certain extent, biography.
The Provinzialbibliothek Amberg (Provincial Library in Amberg) was founded by a decree of Elector Max IV Joseph in 1803. The book collections from the dissolved monasteries of the Upper Palatinate formed its basis. From 1826, it was housed in the former Jesuit College on Malteserplatz (Maltese Square) with its Baroque library hall. The Provinzialbibliothek is a general academic and regional library focusing on the humanities and on cultural studies.
The responsibilities of Referat für Arbeit und Wirtschaft der Landeshauptstadt München (The City of Munich Department of Labour and Economic Development) (RAW), founded in 1991, are wide-ranging. They include the following topics: European and international affairs; business development; municipal employment policy; tourism; participation management as well as organising festivals and markets. The department provides information about Munich as a business location and advises interested parties specifically on location issues. Promoting the traditional economic sector of tourism is just as much a part of the department’s remit as supporting innovative economic sectors such as high-tech or information and communication technology.
The Regensburger Domspatzen (Regensburg Cathedral Choir) are the Regensburg Cathedral choir of boys and young men and sponsored by the Regensburger Domspatzen Foundation. With the foundation of the cathedral school in 975 by Bishop Wolfgang and a special focus on musical education, the choir is one of the oldest boys' choirs in the world and one of the most famous and renowned choirs at the same time.
The Richard Wagner Museum mit Nationalarchiv der Richard-Wagner-Stiftung (Richard Wagner Museum with National Archives of the Richard Wagner Foundation) in Bayreuth is run by the Richard Wagner Foundation founded in 1973 and has the remit of preserving and researching the material legacy of Richard Wagner (1813-1883) and expanding its holdings and making them accessible to the public. The museum and national archives were opened in 1976 in the partially rebuilt and reconstructed Haus Wahnfried, Richard Wagner's former home. After an architectural extension and a redesign of the permanent exhibition, the museum was reopened in 2015.
The Römisches Museum (Roman Museum) is part of the Kunstsammlungen und Museen Augsburg (Augsburg art collections and museums), which include a total of eight buildings and the city archaeology department. It was opened in 1966 in the former Dominican Church of St. Magdalena on the Predigerberg with the addition of the "Swabian Collection of Prehistoric and Early Historic Archaeological Finds" and thus sought to address the desideratum for a museum that offered enough space to present important archaeological finds from Roman Augsburg and the nearby surroundings. The predecessors, the Antiquarium Romanum founded in 1822 by Johann Nepomuk Franz Anton von Raiser (1768-1853) and, from 1855, the exhibition in the Maximilian Museum, could not do justice to the ever-growing number of finds.
The Sammlung Moderne Kunst (Modern Art Collection) in the Pinakothek der Moderne is one of the world’s leading institutions for painting, sculpture, photography and new media. With its extensive stock totaling more than 20,000 works it presents art that came after 1900 or thereabouts. Its collection ranges from the most important avant-garde movements of the early 20th century to current contemporary art. The Modern Art Collection is located in the Pinakothek der Moderne.
The Sammlung Schack (Schack Collection) is a paintings gallery in Munich. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). The Sammlung Schack exhibits German paintings of late Romanticism and copies of masterpieces from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
The Staatliche Antikensammlungen und die Glyptothek (State Collections of Antiquities and Sculpture Gallery) belong to the internationally leading museums for ancient art. Greek, Roman and Etruscan masterworks are presented in an architectural framework initiated by the Bavarian king Ludwig I (1786–1868, r. 1825–1848). During the years 1816 to 1830, Leo von Klenze (1784–1864) created on the northern side of the Munich Königsplatz the Glyptothek with its front-hall resting on Ionian columns. South of the square, Georg Friedrich Ziebland (1800–1873) constructed between 1838 and 1848 the building with its Corinthian façade, in which the present Antikensammlungen is housed. The ensemble was finally complemented by the Propylaea to the West of the square, which Klenze erected in the Doric order between 1846 and 1860 in accordance with the model of the classical gateway to the Athenian Acropolis (fifth century).
The Staatliche Bibliothek Ansbach (State Library Ansbach) goes back to the Hausbibliothek (private library) of the margraves of Brandenburg-Ansbach, which was started in the sixteenth century. In the mid twentieth century, the former palace library was put under the general direction of the Bavarian State Libraries and, since then, belongs to the regional state libraries in Bavaria. Its premises are located inside the former Markgrafentheater (margravial theatre) of the princely residence.
The Staatliche Bibliothek Neuburg an der Donau (State Library of Neuburg upon the Danube) was founded in 1803 as Provinzialbibliothek (provincial library) in the wake of the secularisation, when it was mainly furnished with the book collections from monasteries and from the Neuburg Hofbibliothek (court library). At present, it is one of the regional Bavarian State libraries and, therefore, part of the scientific library system in Bavaria. As regional library for the administrative district Neuburg-Schrobenhausen it collects all media with a connection to the region.
The Staatliche Bibliothek Passau (State Library Passau) is a discrete agency and serves to provide city and region with scholarly and sophisticated academic material. It is open to all citizens, for the aim of research and study as well as for professional activities and personal further education. As legal deposit library for Lower Bavaria the focus of its continuously complemented inventory is on the literature from and about the region.
The Staatliche Bibliothek Regensburg (Regensburg State Library) acts as the Landesbibliothek von Regensburg und der Oberpfalz (Regensburg and Upper Palatinate Regional Library) and was founded in 1816 as the "Kreisbibliothek" (District Library). Its founding stock is based on the libraries of the Imperial City of Regensburg's dissolved institutions, including the stocks of various Regensburg monasteries, the former imperial city library and the former episcopal library. Towards the end of the 18th century, Regensburg was one of the richest library locations in the Holy Roman Empire. The Staatliche Bibliothek Regensburg consequently keeps more than 100,000 prints published before 1830, over 1,000 manuscripts and autographs as well as about 7,000 old maps. It is also an archive library for the administrative district of Upper Palatinate under the Bayerisches Pflichtstückegesetz (Bavarian Legal Deposits Law).
Alongside the cabinets in Berlin and Dresden, the Staatliche Graphische Sammlung München (State Collection of Prints and Drawings Munich - SGSM) preserves the most important collection of drawings and prints in Germany. Its holdings of over 400,000 sheets cover all epochs of European and North American drawing and graphic art from the 12th to the 21st century.
The Staatliche Münzsammlung (State Coin Collection) originated with Duke Albrecht V von Bayern (1550–1579). In connection with the Kunstkammer founded by Albrecht a collection of coins was started and continued under his successor. The tasks of the Staatliche Münzsammlung include the collecting, conservation, processing and display of the testimonials of monetary history and of related fields for all regions and eras with Bavaria as its important focus.
The Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst (State Museum of Egyptian Art) is one of the most important Egyptian museums worldwide. Its focus is on works of art, in particular the three-dimensional sculptural works of ancient Egypt. All eras, from pre-history over the classical periods of the Old, Middle and New Empires up to the Late Period and the Greek and Roman times are presented by means of monuments. In addition, the cultures of ancient Sudan (Nubia) as well as of the Coptic period of late antiquity are represented, complemented by Egyptianising works of art from the Roman Empire and monumental reliefs from Assyrian Mesopotamia.
The Staatliches Textil- und Industriemuseum Augsburg (tim) (State Textile and Industry Museum Augsburg), which opened in 2010 as a new state museum in the city of the patrician Fugger family, is an institution of the Free State of Bavaria and, legally speaking, a subordinate authority to the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and Research. That museum originally initiated by a support association – today the Förder- und Freundeskreis tim – is dedicated to the history of the Bavarian textile industry from the 18th to the 20th century. Its collection remit is to collect, preserve and research all material evidence of this industrial sector in Bavaria in an exemplary manner and to make it accessible to the public in exhibitions (permanent and annual special exhibitions) and other cultural events.
The Staats- und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg (Augsburg State and City Library) emerged from the City Library founded in 1537. Today it is the regional library for Augsburg and Bavarian Swabia and the research library for the imperial city of Augsburg, Bavarian Swabia and the Early Modern period's history of knowledge. Other focal points are the collections on Mozart, Brecht and suicide. It also has special collections of pamphlets, biographical documents, dissertations and graphic sheets with portrait collections.
The Staatsarchiv Amberg (Amberg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of the Upper Palatinate. It dates back to the archives and registries of the government authority of Amberg of the Principality of the Upper Palatinate, up to 1621 territory of the Elector Palatine until it was ceded together with the electoral title to the Duke of Bavaria in 1621/28.
The Staatsarchiv Augsburg (Augsburg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Swabia. It is the successor institution for the former Staatsarchiv Neuburg an der Donau (State Archive of Neuburg on the Danube), which was transferred into the Swabian capital in autumn of 1989.
The Staatsarchiv Bamberg (Bamberg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Upper Franconia (except the town and district of Coburg). It dates back to the archives of the former Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg – ceded to Bavaria in 1802/03 –, to which were added the archives of Bayreuth and Plassenburg that were transferred to Bamberg between 1813 and 1818. In 1841 it was raised to the status of an archive conservatory and in 1875 it was renamed "Kreisarchiv" (District Archive) together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Staatsarchiv Bamberg".
The Staatsarchiv Coburg (Coburg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the town and district of Coburg. It opened in 1939 as the successor of the Bamberg State Archive’s department of state registries at Ehrenburg Palace, which had been established in 1924. In 1973, it also assumed responsibility for the Landesarchive (District Archive) of Coburg, formerly the Staats- und Hausarchiv (State and Home Archive) of Saxe-Coburg, which was integrated as an independent stock.
The Staatsarchiv Landshut (Landshut State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Lower Bavaria. Already under the Dukes of the dynasty that assumed regency after the line of Bavaria-Landshut had split in 1392, there are records of archives ("letter vaults") on Trausnitz Castle and in the secondary residence at Burghausen that date back to the fifteenth century. These also maintained the written material of the partial Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt that was transferred from Ingolstadt and Neuburg on the Danube, when it came under the rule of Bavaria-Landshut in 1447. In the nineteenth century, the stock of various special registries was turned into a comprehensive "invoicing archive" and registry on Trausnitz Castle. This was raised to the status of an archive conservatory in 1812, and in 1875 it was renamed "Kreisarchiv" (District Archive) together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Staatsarchiv Landshut".
The Staatsarchiv München (Munich State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the government district of Upper Bavaria. It dates back to the registry of the Bavarian Electorate’s Court Chamber, which was taken over by the General State Administration (Generallandesdirektion) in 1799 and subsequently by the "State Administration of Bavaria" ("Landesdirektion von Baiern") in 1803. The written material was expanded by documents from dissoluted authorities. Later on, this archive turned into an archive conservatory, was renamed "Kreisarchiv" (District Archive) and "Staatsarchiv für Oberbayern" (State Archive of Upper Bavaria), until in 1971 it became an independent authority by the name of "Staatsarchiv München" and was separated from the central authority of the Bavarian State Archives.
The Staatsarchiv Nürnberg (Nuremberg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Middle Franconia. It dates back to the archives of the Imperial City of Nuremberg, to which was added the heritage of other mediatized and secularized administrators and institutions. The Nuremberg Archive was raised to the status of an archive conservatory in 1852 and in 1875 it was renamed "Kreisarchiv" (District Archive) together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Staatsarchiv Nürnberg".
The Staatsarchiv Würzburg (Würzburg State Archive) is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the government district of Lower Franconia. It dates back to the archives of the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg, a religious state that became part of the Bavarian electorate's archives in 1802/03 due to the political changes which secularization had brought along. In 1806 it became a branch of the archives of the Grand Duke of Würzburg and after 1814 it was once again a branch of the – now royal – Bavarian archives. The archive soon occupied most of the Northern wing of the Residence. It was raised to the status of an "archive conservatory" in 1852 and in 1875 it was renamed "Kreisarchiv" (District Archive) together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Staatsarchiv Würzburg".
The Staatsbibliothek Bamberg (State Library Bamberg) is a general library, regional library and research library with a distinct focus on the humanities and cultural studies. Its holdings include manuscripts and old prints from the convents and monasteries of the bishopric of Bamberg, which were dissolved in 1802/03, the old University of Bamberg, which was also annulled in 1802/03, and the Court Library of Duke Karl II. August of Pfalz-Zweibrücken. Other holdings come from bequests of Bamberg citizens. Since 1987, it has been receiving statutory copies of all works published in Upper Franconia.
The Staatsgalerie Ansbach (Ansbach State Gallery) is a paintings gallery located in the Ansbach Residence. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Paintings of Flemish, Dutch and French Baroque origins are exhibited in the Ansbach State Gallery.
The Staatsgalerie Bayreuth (Bayreuth State Gallery) is a paintings gallery in the Bayreuth Neues Schloss (New Palace). It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Dutch and German paintings from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are exhibited in the Staatsgalerie Bayreuth.
The Staatsgalerie Füssen (Füssen State Gallery) is a paintings gallery at the Füssen Hohes Schloss. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Late-gothic paintings and sculptures from the Swabian-Bavarian and Allgäu regions are exhibited in the Staatsgalerie Füssen.
The Staatsgalerie im Neuen Schloss Schleißheim (State Gallery in the New Schleißheim Palace) is a paintings gallery in the Neues Schloss Schleißheim (Schleißheim New Palace). It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). In the Staatsgalerie Schleißheim, paintings of the European Baroque of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are on display.
The Staatsgalerie Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg State Gallery) is a paintings gallery in Schloss Johannisburg at Aschaffenburg. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). The Staatsgalerie Aschaffenburg exhibits works by German Old Masters, Dutch paintings, French and Italian Baroque and German vedutas from the eighteenth century.
The Staatsgalerie Burghausen (Burghausen State Gallery) is a paintings gallery at Burghausen Castle. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). In the Staatsgalerie Burghausen, paintings from the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries from southern Germany, Bavaria and neighbouring Austria are on display.
The Staatsgalerie Augsburg (State Gallery Augsburg) is a paintings gallery at St. Catherine's Church in Augsburg. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Paintings of the Augsburg and Swabian School of the Late Middle Ages and of the Early Renaissance are on display at the Staatsgalerie Augsburg.
The Staatsgalerie Bamberg (Bamberg State Gallery) is a paintings gallery at the Bamberg New Residence. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Works of Old-German and Baroque painting are exhibited in the Staatsgalerie Bamberg.
The Staatsgalerie Würzburg (Würzburg State Gallery) is a paintings gallery at the Würzburg Residenz. It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). The Staatsgalerie Würzburg exhibits Venetian paintings from the Renaissance to the eighteenth century.
The Staatsgalerie Neuburg (Neuburg State Gallery) is a paintings gallery in the Residenz zu Neuburg (Neuburg Residenz). It is affiliated to the Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen (Bavarian State Paintings Collections). Works of the Flemish Baroque are exhibited in the Staatsgalerie Neuburg.
The Stadt- und Stiftsarchiv Aschaffenburg (Aschaffenburg City and Monastery Archive) is one of the oldest and largest historical archives in Lower Franconia. As a result of its holdings and Aschaffenburg's historical role, the archive also plays an important role beyond the region. The archive holdings are supplemented by an extensive regional library as a specialised scientific library. The archive and library are open to anyone who is interested – on site in the Schönborner Hof, but also increasingly digitally.
The Stadtarchiv Amberg (municipal archive Amberg) constitutes the communal special agency for all queries concerning archives in the city of Amberg. It is one of the most important communal archives in Bavaria due to the completeness of its holdings.The first document preserved, bestowing or rather confirming the rights of Amberg as a city by Count Palatine Rudolf dates to the year 1294.The series of cartularies was started by the Amberg municipal court in 1379, that of the city council’s cartularies in 1432. The latter continues with small lacunae into the present and offers excellent insights into the city life as well as into the juridical development in Amberg. Collections (photos, placards, maps and plans, local newspapers, historical documentation) complement the records of the Stadtarchiv.
In addition to the holdings of the city of Burglengenfeld, the Stadtarchiv Burglengenfeld (Burglengenfeld City Archive) also preserves the records of the communities of Dietldorf, Pottenstetten, Höchensee, See, Lanzenried, Pilsheim and Büchheim, which were incorporated by the municipal area reform of the 1970s.
The Stadtarchiv Dinkelsbühl (Dinkelsbühl Town Archive) preserves extensive records from the history of the town and its incorporated villages, as well as parts of the archives of the Protestant and Catholic church administration and the hospital.
The collection of about 4,650 documents, the oldest of which is dated to the year 1282, is particularly remarkable.
The Stadtarchiv Kronach (Kronach City Archive) preserves the files of the Kronach City Administration and its foundations as well as the official records of several formerly independent communities and former manors' archives. The archive was housed in the Rosenberg Fortress at the end of the 19th century and moved to the market square with the construction of the new town hall in 1976.
The Stadtarchiv München (Munich City Archive), one of the largest municipal archives in Germany, is now a department of the Board of Directors and is thus part of the remit of the Lord Mayor of the City of Munich. In addition to its official use, the archive serves scholarly, local history and family history research as well as journalistic, educational and legal purposes. The main holdings of the City Archive are the official books and files of the municipal offices. The Munich City Archive’s special focus is on the collections.
The archive of the former imperial city of Nördlingen (Nördlingen City Archive) is one of the best preserved city archives in Germany. It holds about 12,000 documents from the 13th to the 19th century.
The Stadtarchiv Nürnberg (City Archive Nuremberg) sees itself as the "city's memory" by acting as a knowledge repository and service provider for the public, science, local history and family research and administration. It is responsible for all questions concerning Nuremberg's city history and develops its own research projects. By evaluating, taking over, maintaining and indexing archival documents, the Stadtarchiv Nürnberg is safeguarding the city's historical tradition and at the same time leading it into the future.
The Stadtarchiv Regensburg (City Archive Ratisbon) as "memory" of the municipal administration of Regensburg is one of the large communal archives in Bavaria. Not least because of its historical importance, it disposes of notable archival material to an extent of c. 9,500 running meters from the thirteenth century to the present. The holdings are ordered roughly chronologically and not without overlaps: the time as imperial city (up to 1803), Regensburg as part of the principality of the last arch chancellor Carl Theodor von Dalberg (1803–1810), Regensburg as Bavarian territorial city (nineteenth and early twentieth centuries) and as an independent city. In addition, there is also the section of "decedents' estates and collections".
In addition to administrative files with a volume of over 3,000 metres of shelving, the Stadtarchiv Rosenheim (Rosenheim City Archive) also holds the estates of individuals and of associations as well as extensive collections of pictures, posters, films and newspapers. The stock of photos alone comprises 30,000 positives and 350,000 negatives. As a scientific regional library, the library of the city archive contains over 36,000 volumes.
The former imperial city’s archives hold municipal records dating back to 1241 as well as extensive collections (including a photo collection, estates, council and consistory library).
The Stadtarchiv Straubing (Straubing Municipal Archive) is the municipal competent authority for all archiving and records management issues in the town of Straubing. A document from Duke Albrecht I of Straubing-Holland (1336-1404) from 1355 already mentions a "chamber" in which the people of Straubing kept their vested rights. Since 1999, Stadtarchiv Straubing has no longer been located in the town hall, but in the former ducal Salzstadel on the Danube. Since then, the municipal library and municipal archive have filled the renovated functional building with life and formed the "Kulturhaus Salzstadel".
The Stadtarchiv Wasserburg am Inn (Wasserburg am Inn municipal archive) preserves valuable municipal archival holdings and collections dating back to the late Middle Ages. Due to the scope of the old holdings and a very dense availability of records from 1339 onwards, it is considered one of the most important municipal archives in Old Bavaria.
The Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg (Nuremberg City Library) counts among the eldest institutions of its kind. The nucleus of its holdings has its origins in the Ratsbibliothek (Council Library), mentioned for the first time in 1370, as well as in eight different monastic libraries once distributed over the city's territory, which were absorbed by the imperial city council after the introduction of the reformation in 1525 and after the monastic institutions had been dissolved. Between 1921 and 1973, the Stadtbibliothek was developed into a scientific universal library. In 2012 the Stadtbibliothek moved to the Luitpoldhaus on Gewerbemuseumsplatz.
The Stadtmuseum Ingolstadt (municipal museum Ingolstadt), housed in the Kavalier Hepp Fortress, documents the history of Ingolstadt from its beginnings to the present day. The basis of its holdings is the collection of the Historischer Verein von Ingolstadt (Historical Association of Ingolstadt), founded in 1865. Important sections consist of the Bronze Age section with an amber necklace, of the archaeological discoveries of the Celtic town near Manching as well as the mediaeval town development with the Sandtner Model dating to 1571, of the toy museum and the farmer’s tool museum as a museum branch in Hundszell.
Given its foundation in 1879, the Stadtmuseum Kaufbeuren (Kaufbeuren Municipal Museum) is one of the earliest museums with a focus on the history of a particular city in Bavarian Swabia. The 1901 exhibition "Volkskunst im Allgäu" (Folk Art in the Allgäu) which featured rural furnishings and fittings typical for the lodgings of the peasantry, was a turning point in Bavarian museum history. Parts of this exhibition are still integrated into the museum's permanent exhibition the collections of which are of national importance. The core of the collection consists of objects relating to the municipal history of Kaufbeuren, a former imperial city, as well as to folklore and to the region's history of religious piety.
The Stadtmuseum Lindau (Civic Museum Lindau) is one of the central institutions within the cultural programme of the eastern region of Lake Constance. The museum building dominating the market square is called "Zum Cavazzen" and counts as one of the most beautiful baroque townhouse of the region near Lake Constance.
The Studienbibliothek Dillingen (Dillingen Research Library) serves as regional state library for the provision with academic literature for research, study, professional work and personal education to the region of Northern Bavaria.
Städtisches Museum Rosenheim (Rosenheim City Museum) opened on 1 June 1895 in the last surviving city gate, which is also the city's oldest building. The gate known as the Mittertor now houses a 550 m² exhibition on local history and geography, with exhibits from across the centuries from Roman times to the 1950s. With around 20,000 objects, 5000 of which form the permanent exhibition, the Städtisches Museum collection is one of the largest in south-east Bavaria.
Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo (also written as "SZ Photo") is the Süddeutsche Zeitung newspaper’s photo agency. The content focuses on contemporary history, personalities and a look at Munich from the past to the present day. The collection includes a large historical photo archive as well as current images by photographers from the Süddeutsche Zeitung, reports by renowned photojournalists and works by the award-winning photographer Regina Schmeken. Unique holdings from historical archives and selected international partners, including Scherl, Rue des Archives, Science & Society Picture Library, Forum and Imagno complete the portfolio.
Based on the Tyrolean Archives Act of 2017, the Tiroler Landesarchiv (Tyrolean Regional Archive) is the public archives for the province of Tyrol. In organisational terms, it is a department in the Office of the Tyrolean Regional Government and is therefore integrated into the Tyrolean regional administration. In its core function, the Tiroler Landesarchiv is a state administrative archive, the foundation of which is the archive of the medieval Tyrolean sovereigns. More than 30,000 metres of archival records are stored on the archive’s shelves.
The Tucher’sche Kulturstiftung (Tucher Cultural Foundation) founded in 2012 represents the Tucher family's cultural interests. As a charitable foundation, it administers their inalienable, formerly baronial art and cultural heritage. It contributes to the preservation, scientific research and mediation of these collections, which have shaped Nuremberg and the region for centuries.
Thurnau's history is closely linked to the pottery trade and can be traced back to the 16th century. As the only pottery village in Upper Franconia, the handicraft tradition could be maintained without interruption up to the present day with up to eight potteries working at the same time. The permanent exhibition of the Töpfermuseum Thurnau (Thurnau Pottery Museum) represents a cross-section of the pottery products made in Thurnau and includes the presentation of production techniques from clay extraction to the final firing.
The Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg (University Library Augsburg) is a central institution of the university of Augsburg and the greatest academic library in the Swabian district of Bavaria. Its largest audience consists of the students, scholars and teachers of the University of Augsburg. All other users interested in the books, journals and additional media are welcome.
The Universitätsbibliothek München (University Library of the Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich) is the central media and information supplier of the Ludwig Maximilian University. Its holdings of almost five million volumes is one of the largest of the university library systems in Germany. The Universitätsbibliothek München comprises also over 3,300 manuscripts, 3,600 incunabula, over 180 decedents' estates, numerous special collections and c.475,000 prints, published between 1501 and 1900, and thus a highly notable historical book inventory, the second largest in the free state of Bavaria.
The Universitätsbibliothek Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (University Library Eichstätt-Ingolstadt) is part of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. The University Library was established in 1980, but its roots can be traced back much further to the libraries of the institutions that later became the University, Eichstätt’s former college of education (established in 1958) and theological college (1843). Many of its most important historical materials originate from Eichstätt’s former state library, which was created between 1806 and 1812 following the period of secularization.
The Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg (University Library of the Friedrich Alexander University, FAU) constitutes the library system of the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and is the regional library for the administrative district of central Franconia. As an academic universal library, it offers its users a wide range of special literature from all faculties as well as numerous services.
On 1 January 2005, the Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt am Main City and University Library, StUB) and the Senckenbergische Bibliothek (Senckenberg Library, SeB) came together to form the Goethe University Frankfurt central university library under the new name "Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg" ("Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library"). The extensive university library with its many collections is one of the most important research libraries in the Federal Republic of Germany. It has three key functions: as a research library for the city of Frankfurt and the Rhine-Main area, as a specialist library within the national research literature network, and as a university library that provides numerous services at a federal state level on behalf of the state authorities.
The Universitätsbibliothek Regensburg (University Library of Regensburg) is a central facility of the University of Regensburg and at the same time the largest academic library in the region. It is financially supported by the Free State of Bavaria.
Founded in 1946/1947, the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte (Central Institute for Art History) is the only non-university art history research institute in Germany. Situated in the middle of Munich's Kunstareal on Königsplatz, the institute is housed in the former administration building of the NSDAP, where the American military government set up a Central Collecting Point in 1945 for the restitution of art expropriated by the Nazi regime.
The cultivation of practical folk music and documentation of regional music culture have existed in successful partnership for over 30 years at the District of Upper Bavaria’s "Zentrum für Volksmusik, Literatur und Popularmusik" (Centre for Folk Music, Literature and Popular Music - in short: ZeMuLi) in Bruckmühl. Formerly known as "Fachberatung Volksmusikpflege und Volksmusikarchiv" (Cultivation of folk music consultancy and the folk music archive), the institution was given its new name in November 2020, which stands for its new forward-looking focus: the literature pillar is now also located here, in addition to the archive, the cultivation of folk music and popular music. The ZeMuLi sees itself as a centre of information and place of work for all manifestations of regional music and literature.
The Zisterzienserinnenabtei Seligenthal (Cistercian Abbey of Seligenthal), founded in 1232 in Landshut by the Bavarian Duke's widow Ludmilla, was abolished in 1803 and rebuilt by King Ludwig I of Bavaria in 1835. Since then the sisters have mainly been involved in educational work for which the Seligenthal School Foundation was founded in 2000, which acts as the responsible body for the educational institutions. In 1803 the monastery's archive became partly state-owned and contains historical manuscripts and modern documents on the monastery's history.
With its rich archival heritage from more than 1,000 years of Austrian history, the Österreichisches Staatsarchiv (Austrian State Archive) preserves, indexes and safeguards valuable cultural assets of pan-European significance.