Highlights of the Permanent Exhibition

Every three months, particularly precious exhibits in the permanent exhibition are exchanged. One of the special objects in the current presentation, which can be seen until the end of January 2024, is the Erfurt Bible from 1343, the largest known Hebrew parchment Bible in the world. As a result of the Second World War, the Bible was considerably damaged and is now being restored by the Stabi. In addition, several manuscripts by Clara and Robert Schumann from the extensive Schumann estate of the Stabi’s music department are on display. Other highlights include the only surviving copy of an illustrated print edition with animal fables from the 15th century and the first printing of the paperback edition of J.K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”–with a handwritten note by the author.