The German Literature Archive is closed until further notice
Due to the corona virus the German Literature Archive including the museums will remain closed until further notice. All public events, workshops and guided tours are cancelled, probably until 15 June 2020.
The Schiller National Museum (SNM) opened its doors in 1903 and is the nucleus of the German Literature Archive – a prominently visible ›Pantheon of German literature‹ in a late baroque style. The Schiller National Museum was honored at the 2011 European Museum Award for its »poetic and aesthetic quality«, and its »courageous approach to engage large and broad audiences by consciously choosing to be an object orientated museum«. The museum concept is currently under revision so that we can display the objects from the archive in an innovative and economical way in daylight on the one hand and, on the other, explore Schiller's ideas on aesthetics: What can the aesthetic do? Why is the human being only completely human when he plays? How does beauty set us free? From 2020 to 2022, during this phase of re-conceptualisation, a series of temporary exhibitions will be on display at the Schiller National Museum.
The ›four Swabinas‹ of the permanent exhibition in the Schiller National Museum - Schiller, Hölderlin, Kerner and Mörike - along with Luise Duttenhofer’s silhouettes have moved to the Literature Museum of the Modern (from May 2020 onwards). The cafe and shop in the Schiller National Museum as well as the exhibition ›Mörike’s Things‹ in the connecting passage between the two museums will remain open.
Public guided tours
Public guided tours: at 11 am and 2 pm (from 8 March)
Taster tours of the museums (admission only). On World Poetry Day, guided tours of the exhibition 'Hölderlin, Celan and the Languages of Poetry' (opening on 19 March) will take place from 20 to 22 March at 10.30 am, 2 pm and 3.30 pm.
Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach
Telephone +49 (0) 7144 / 848-601
Telefax +49 (0) 7144 / 848-690
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays except on public holidays.
The museums' shop and the café at the Schiller National Museum are open at the same time.