1661 to Present – The Collections of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

The Permanent Exhibition at Stabi Kulturwerk

The Stabi Kulturwerk is the museum and exhibition space of the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. The permanent exhibition shows over 300 selected objects from the library’s collections, including valuable books, manuscripts and estate documents. Particularly valuable objects are regularly exchanged. Hence there is always something new to discover.

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.

  • Running Time

    Permanent exhibition. Next change of exhibits at the end of January 2024.