The permanent exhibition at the Museum of Modern Literature (LiMo) set its sights on nothing less than the spirit of German literature. What is literature? What is it capable of? What can one find of it upon searching in the archive for texts from 1899 to 2001?
The large space for the permanent exhibition is complemented by a virtual museum of the twenty-first century.
The large temporary exhibitions also take place in the Museum of Modern Literature. They present holdings of the archive and are laboratory for different research projects, such as the Network of literary experiences (Netzwerk literarische Erfahrung). ›WortSpielZeuge‹ by Hans Magnus Enzensberger invites visitors to play with language and unusual forms of reading. Three-dimensional objects with names such as ›Die ewige Wiederkehr‹, ›Handgreiflich‹ and ›Die Schlangenbeschwörung‹ from the holdings of the German Literature Archive provide a playful, interactive approach to language and literature.
The Museum of Modern Literature, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, was opened in 2006 and received the Stirling Prize in 2007.
10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Closed on Mondays except on public holidays.
Barrier-free access to the Museum of Modern Literature via the lift of the Schiller National Museum. Please contact the ticket office: +49 7144/848-660.
For conservation reasons, the exhibition rooms of the two museums are not warmer than 18 degrees Celsius throughout the year. So please remember to wear appropriate clothing, especially in summer.