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    Guided tour of the Cultural History Collection of the German Museum of Books and Writing

    Saturday, November 7th, 2020 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    Depot Whispers: of Mortars, Quills and 3D Printers

    Photo credit: DNB, Anne-Katrin Mettke

    Have you ever gazed at sieves, typesetting and stitching machines, or watermarking screen print rollers from close up? A guided tour of the Cultural History Collection’s stacks in the German Museum of Books and Writing at the German National Library will give you and your group the opportunity to get acquainted with an array of unusual objects. Join us on a journey through media history. Our cuneiform tablets, Chinese stamps and historic printing presses will tell you a lot about the development of writing and graphic techniques. We explain how various machines work and describe various paper-making processes and printing techniques.

    Photo credit: PUNCTUM, Bertram Kober

    The guided tour of the cultural history collection is only offered in German.

    The tour is available for max. 20 people. so early registration is recommended. (by October 1, 2020 at the latest)



    • approx. 1.5 hours

    The tour is held during the opening hours of the museum.

    Meeting point

    • Museum foyer


    • Free admission

    On the day of your visit, MUTEC admission tickets entitle you to a free one-way return trip to and from the exhibition center by public transport in selected tariff zones.

    This means that after visiting MUTEC you can take tram line 16 directly from the Leipzig, Messegelände (exhibition center) tram stop (in the direction of Lößnig) to the Leipzig, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek (German National Library) tram stop without changing trains (20 stops, approx. 31 minutes) to take the tour reach.

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