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.
Please note: For the safety of other visitors and our employees, we are unfortunately unable to admit guests who wish to enter our premises without a mask, even if they can present a medical certificate.