German National Library

DNB_neubauDuring our stay in Leipzig, we also visited the facility of the German National Library.

The German National Library has two facilities: one is in Leipzig, the other in Frankfurt/Main. The national library was founded in Leipzig in 1912. After World War II, a national library for the Federal Republic of Germany was erected in Frankfurt, while the German Democratic Republic had its own national archive in Leipzig. After Germany’s reunification in 1990, the two institutions were merged, but there are still two facilities today.

DNB_BuchThe German National Library in Leipzig also houses the German Book and Writing Museum. Which is the oldest book museum in the world and has been founded in 1884.

The German National Library collects and documents all German and German-language publications since 1912. At the end of 2012, the library contained about 27.8 million books, and about 1,200 more are archived here every day. Among them are also a few of the books from Ylva Publishing.

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