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Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State

The Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State was founded in 1885. With its five departments (Prehistoric, Roman Period, Middle Ages, the Mediterranean, Numismatics), its permanent exhibition, conservation studios and depots it forms the central state museum. Its rich holdings of archaeological finds provide comprehensive insights into the diversity of early human existence.

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Bayerische Staatsbibliothek

The origins of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek (Bavarian State Library) can be traced back to the Wittelsbach court library. It was founded in 1558, when Duke Albrecht V. von Bayern (1550-1579) managed to acquire the library of the humanist Johann Albrecht Widmanstetter (1506-1557) who had died the year before. In 1571, the library of Johann Jakob Fugger (1516-1575) was added to the court library, including the book collection once owned by Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514). After this first flowering of the Wittelsbach library, the late seventeenth and the first half of the eighteenth century in particular constituted a time of stagnation. During the age of Enlightenment, new impulses arrived in the wake of the appointment of librarian Felix Andreas von Oefele (1706-1780) in 1746 and of the foundation of the Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften (Bavarian Academy of Sciences) in 1759.

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Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen

Die Bayerischen Staatsgemäldesammlungen betreuen einen wesentlichen Teil des Gemälde- und Kunstbesitzes des Freistaates Bayern sowie die dazugehörigen Münchener Museen: die Alte Pinakothek, die Neue Pinakothek, die Sammlung Moderne Kunst in der Pinakothek der Moderne, die Sammlung Schack und darüber hinaus dreizehn Staatsgalerien in ganz Bayern. Zum Bestand gehören über 30.000 Kunstobjekte, v.a. Gemälde, aber auch u.a. Skulpturen, Fotografien und Installationen.

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The Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes

The Bavarian Department of State-owned Palaces, Gardens and Lakes, also known as the Bavarian Palace Department, is one of the oldest administrative departments in the Free State of Bavaria with a long-standing tradition. Created as part of the court administration of electors and kings, it is today the largest public authority for museums in Germany. It is also responsible for a very special historical heritage: the variety of magnificent court gardens, palace parks, gardens and lakes. The unique ensembles of European architecture with their sumptuous artistic interiors attract over five million visitors each year from all over the world.

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Bavarian Main State Archive

The Bavarian Main State Archive was formed in 1921 by merging three key archives which had been founded in Munich in 1799 - namely the General Imperial Archive (Allgemeines Reichsarchiv), the Secret State Archive (Geheimes Staatsarchiv), and the Secret Family Archive (Geheimes Hausarchiv) - and the former District Archive of Munich (today’s Munich State Archive). After the end of World War II the records of the War Archive maintaining the heritage of the Bavarian army were affiliated to the Bavarian Main State Archive.

The administrative decree on the structure of State Archives in Bavaria issued on May 28, 1990 (GVBl, p. 175) states that the Bavarian Main State Archive is responsible for “maintaining the records of state authorities concerned with state wide affairs.” The Bavarian Main State Archive is the centralized archive for the Duchy, Electorate, Kingdom, and Free State of Bavaria.

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Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation

The Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation is the Free State of Bavaria’s authority for the protection and preservation of Bavaria’s cultural heritage. This includes the preservation of all buildings, monuments, objects and sites of historic interest as well as recording and studying them. The State Department for Non-governmental Museums is also subordinated to the Bavarian State Office for Historic Preservation.

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Bavarian National Museum

Founded in 1855 by King Maximilian II, the Bavarian National Museum (Bayerisches Nationalmuseum) ranks among the most significant museums of art and cultural history in Europe. The core stock of artifacts originates in the art collection of the Wittelbach dynasty. Planned and erected by Gabriel von Seidl in the style of historism, this building with its unique historical interiors is one of the most inventive and significant museums built in the years around 1900.Going on a museum tour of great variety, visitors can exploit the occidental periods of art from the late antiquity to the era of Art Nouveau. Next to master pieces of sculpture and painting, the exhibits comprise precious works of ivory and goldsmithing, tapestry, furniture, weapons and most exquisite artifacts of porcelain. The world famous crib collection shows over 60 illusionistically arranged nativity scenes with a variety of figurines carved between 1700 and 1850 in Naples, Sicily and the Alpine region.
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The Deutsches Theatermuseum

Das Deutsche Theatermuseum stellt sich die Aufgabe, das theatrale Gedächtnis sammelnd zu bewahren. Seine Bestände sind von großer internationaler Bedeutung. Neben den wichtigen Aufgaben des Sammelns, Bewahrens und Erschließens besteht die Museumsarbeit auch darin, das gehütete Material einer möglichst breiten Öffentlichkeit in Ausstellungen und Publikationen näherzubringen.

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Dompfarrei St. Killian zu Würzburg

Der Dompfarrei Sankt Kilian gehören etwa 2300 Katholiken in der Würzburger Innenstadt an. Der Kiliansdom ist nicht nur Bischofskirche, sondern auch gleichzeitig Pfarrkirche der Dompfarrei im Dekanat Würzburg Stadt.

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Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde St. Anna Augsburg

St. Anna ist eine evangelisch-lutherische Kirchengemeinde mit etwa 2.400 Mitgliedern, gelegen im Zentrum von Augsburg. Die gleichnamige Pfarrkirche ist die evangelische Hauptkirche der früheren Reichsstadt.

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Evangelisch-Lutherische Kirchengemeinde St. Johannis Schweinfurt

St. Johannis ist die alte evangelische Kirchengemeinde in der ehemals Freien Reichstadt Schweinfurt. Die Kirche, eine dreischiffige Basilika mit doppeltem Querschiff und gotischem Chorraum, geht in ihrer Baugeschichte bis ins 12. Jahrhundert zurück und ist das älteste noch bestehende Gebäude der Stadt. Seit Annahme der Reformation im Jahr 1542 durch den Stadtrat ist sie evangelische Pfarrkirche.

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Directorate General of the Bavarian State Archives

The Directorate General of the Bavarian State Archives was established in 1970 as a middle-level state office with statewide authority. Subordinated authorities are the Central State Archive of Bavaria and regional state archives. Duties of the Directorate General include:

Centralized administrative and functional supervision of the Bavarian state archivesOrganization and execution of the professional training of archivistsSupervision and coordination of special tasks like evaluation, acquisition, classification and cataloguing of archive items according to consistent standards, maintenance of collections, electronic data processing, general heraldry, educational activities in history and politics (including exhibitions and publications)Public representation of the Free State of Bavaria in the field of archivesCentralized archive expertise for all public and non-public archives and registries in Bavaria

The Bavarian Archive Act as well as the general regulations on the use of the state archives of Bavaria are the legal basis for the Bavarian state archives.


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Germanisches Nationalmuseum

Das Germanische Nationalmuseum in Nürnberg ist das größte kulturhistorische Museum des deutschen Sprachraums und zählt zu den bedeutendsten Museen der Welt. Das Museum besteht seit 1852.Das Spektrum der Sammlungen reicht von der Vor- und Frühgeschichte bis zur Kunst und Kultur der Gegenwart.

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Centre of Bavarian Historys

The Centre of Bavarian History (Haus der Bayerischen Geschichte) was established in 1978 in Augsburg and has been a branch of the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts since 1998.

The duties of the Centre of Bavarian History include:

  • Providing access to the historical and cultural diversity of Bavaria for all classes of the population, especially for the younger generation, in all parts of Bavaria
  • Presenting the state structure of Bavaria and illustrating the development of state and society until present times in the context of history, politics and culture
  • Enhancing and maintaining the historical awareness in general and thereby exploiting the historical heritage as a basis for the future of the Free State of Bavaria in its German and European context.

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Historischer Verein von Oberbayern

Der Historische Verein von Oberbayern fördert die landes-, regional- und stadtgeschichtliche Wissenschaft und Forschung, die Denkmalpflege, die Geschichte, Kunst und Kultur und vermittelt das geschichtliche Wissen über Oberbayern an eine breite Öffentlichkeit. Der Verein wurde 1837 gegründet und hat seit 1943 seinen Sitz am Stadtarchiv München.

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Historisches Museum Regensburg

During the twentieth century, the city’s numerous cultural, historical and archaeological resources acted as multiple incentives for the institution of museums dedicated to the collecting and preservation of such cultural assets in Regensburg. For this reason, the city of Regensburg decided in 1931 to transform the former Minorite monastery into a museum of cultural history.

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Institut für Volkskunde der Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften

Das Institut für Volkskunde untersucht die Alltagskultur Bayerns in historischer und gegenwartsbezogener Perspektive und ist seit 1962 der Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften angegliedert. In Bayern ist es die einzige außeruniversitäre Forschungseinrichtung für Volkskunde. Es besitzt Quellen- und Materialsammlungen zu unterschiedlichen volkskulturellen Themenfeldern, unterhält eine öffentlich zugängliche Fachbibliothek und publiziert das "Bayerische Jahrbuch für Volkskunde" sowie exemplarische Studien.

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Kantonsbibliothek Vadiana St.Gallen

The library, which originates with the donation of books by the reformer, mayor and municipal physician Joachim Vadian (1484-1551), collects since its adoption by the Canton of Saint Gallen in 1979 all media relating to the Canton in order to document thereby its history and present. The collection of Sangallensia includes books, newspapers, journals as well as business reports and official pamphlets. The Sangallensia comprise all media composed by authors from the Canton, published by publishing houses from Saint Gallen or dealing with themes that refer to Saint Gallen. By means of this unique collection, the library preserves and takes care of a part of the regional historical heritage and of its cultural identity.

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Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte

The Kommission für bayerische Landesgeschichte bei der Bayerischen Akademie der Wissenschaften (Commission for Bavarian Regional History at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences) was founded in 1927 as a research institution for the coordination and realisation of long-term basic research on the history of Bavaria and of its diverse parts.

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Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg

Die Kunstsammlungen der Veste Coburg sind ein Institut der 1919 gegründeten Coburger Landesstiftung. 1920 ging das Eigentum an den Baulichkeiten der Veste Coburg an den Freistaat Bayern über, der die Baulast trägt und der Coburger Landesstiftung ein unentgeltliches Nutzungsrecht an den Räumen einräumt. Aufgabe der Landesstiftung ist der Betrieb des Museums.

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Bavarian Agency for Digitisation, High-Speed Internet and Surveying

On June 19th, 1801, the foundation of the Topographic Office (Topographisches Bureau) as an authority for the administration of Bavarian land surveys marked the birth of a systematic ordnance survey of Bavaria. In 1808, the first cadastral survey followed, motivated by the necessity of a consistent taxation of property and land.

Until 1930, ordnance survey and cadastre were separate institutions. In 1915, the Cadastre Office was renamed Office of Ordnance Survey until it became the State Office for Survey and Geoinformation in 2005. The Topographic Office had been renamed “Topographic Branch of the Office for Survey” in 1930 (the name was suspended in 1937) and affiliated to the State Office. 2013 it had been renamed "Agency for Digitisation, High-Speed Internet and Surveying".

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Landesbibliothek Coburg

Die Landesbibliothek Coburg ist aus einer ernestinischen (thüringischen) Fürstenbibliothek hervorgegangen. Bis Ende 1972 gehörte sie zu den Einrichtungen der Coburger Landesstiftung. 1973 wurde die Bibliothek in die Verwaltung des Freistaats Bayern übernommen. Seitdem gehört sie zu den regionalen staatlichen Bibliotheken in Bayern.

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Landeskirchliches Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern

The Landeskirchliche Archiv der Evangelisch-Lutherischen Kirche in Bayern (regional ecclesiastical archive of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church in Bavaria, LAELKB) was founded in 1931 and constitutes the central specialised institution for any aspect of ecclesiastical archival studies within the reach of the ELKB. It heads the specialised supervision over ecclesiastical archival studies and the historical ecclesiastical libraries, supports and advises the ecclesiastical providers of archival services and record offices in all aspects that refer to archives, historical libraries and the registrar’s office.

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Munich City Museum

The Munich City Museum is Germany’s largest municipal museum, not only due to its spaciousness, but also to the extent of its collections. The fields of the collections range from graphic art, posters and paintings - mostly with motives connected to Munich -, to fashion, textile and objects of ethnological interest to statuary art and artisan craftwork as well as a substantial collection of furniture, including the period of Art Nouveau. The department of music provides access to a comprehensive collection of musical instruments spanning all continents. The exhibition rooms for the collection of puppet theatre and showmanship show Munich stages and puppets from all over the world that make the cultural history of puppetry come alive. The photography collection focuses on retrospective, but also on contemporary photography. A special highlight are the African Morris dancers by Erasmus Grasser (1450–1518), which are displayed in the permanent exhibition of city history called "Typically Munich!” The exhibition tries to explore, what characterizes Munich and since when and most of all why it does so. The exhibition "National Socialism in Munich" provides information about the rise of National Socialism in Munich in its local shape. The cinema of the Film Museum offers a program of film series with daily alternating screenings.

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Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State

The Archaeological Collection of the Bavarian State was founded in 1885. With its five departments (Prehistoric, Roman Period, Middle Ages, the Mediterranean, Numismatics), its permanent exhibition, conservation studios and depots it forms the central state museum. Its rich holdings of archaeological finds provide comprehensive insights into the diversity of early human existence.

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Staatliche Bibliothek Ansbach (Schlossbibliothek)

Die Staatliche Bibliothek Ansbach hat ihre Wurzeln in der Hausbibliothek der Markgrafen von Brandenburg-Ansbach und geht somit auf das 16. Jahrhundert zurück. Mitte des 20. Jahrhunderts wurde die vormalige Schlossbibliothek der Generaldirektion der bayerischen Staatlichen Bibliotheken unterstellt und zählt seitdem zu den regionalen staatlichen Bibliotheken in Bayern. Ihre Räumlichkeiten sind untergebracht im ehemaligen Markgrafentheater der fürstlichen Residenz.

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Staatliche Bibliothek Neuburg an der Donau

Die Staatliche Bibliothek Neuburg an der Donau wurde 1803 als Privinzialbibliothek im Zuge der Säkularisation gegründet mit größtenteils aus Klöstern und der Neuburger Hofbibliothek stammenden Buchbeständen. Sie ist heute eine der regionalen staatlichen bayerischen Bibliotheken und somit Teil des wissenschaftlichen Bibliothekswesens in Bayern. Als Regionalbibliothek für den Landkreis Neuburg-Schrobenhausen sammelt sie alle Medien, die in Bezug zur Region stehen.

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Staatliche Bibliothek Passau

Die Staatliche Bibliothek Passau ist als eigenständige Behörde der wissenschaftlichen und gehobenen Literaturversorgung von Stadt und Region verpflichtet. Sie steht allen Bürgern offen, für Forschungs- und Studienzwecke ebenso wie für berufliche Arbeit und persönliche Fortbildung. Als Pflichtexemplarbibliothek für Niederbayern liegt ein Schwerpunkt ihrer laufend ergänzten Bestände in der Literatur aus und über die Region.

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Staatliche Münzsammlung München

Die Staatliche Münzsammlung geht zurück auf Herzog Albrecht V. von Bayern (1550–1579). Im Zusammenhang mit der von Albrecht gegründeten Kunstkammer wurde auch eine Münzsammlung begonnen und unter seinen Nachfolgern fortgeführt. Aufgaben der Staatlichen Münzsammlung sind das Sammeln, Bewahren, Bearbeiten und Präsentieren der Zeugnisse der Geldgeschichte und verwandter Bereiche für alle Gebiete und Epochen mit Bayern als einem wichtigen Schwerpunkt.

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Staatliches Museum Ägyptischer Kunst

Das Staatliche Museum Ägyptischer Kunst ist eines der bedeutendsten ägyptischen Museen der Welt. Es konzentriert sich auf Kunstwerke, vor allem auf die Rundplastik des Alten Ägypten. Alle Epochen von der Vorgeschichte über die klassischen Perioden des Alten, Mittleren und Neuen Reiches über die Spätzeit bis in die griechisch-römische Zeit sind in Denkmälern repräsentiert. Darüber hinaus sind die Kulturen des antiken Sudan (Nubien) sowie die spätantik-koptische Periode vertreten, ergänzt um ägyptisierende Denkmäler aus dem kaiserzeitlichen Rom und Monumentalreliefs aus dem assyrischen Zweistromland.

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Amberg State Archive

The Amberg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of the Upper Palatinate. It dates back to the archives and registries of the government authority of Amberg of the Principality of the Upper Palatinate, up to 1621 territory of the Elector Palatine until it was ceded together with the electoral title to the Duke of Bavaria in 1621/28. Its first record dates from 1436, when a "document vault" ("Briefgewölbe") of the Amberg Chancellery is mentioned. When the Upper Palatinate became a district in 1799, the Amberg government archive turned into the state archive of this district. After various reorganizations it reopened in 1841 as an archive conservatory; in 1875 it was renamed "District Archive" together with all the other regional state archives, until it became the "Amberg State Archive" in 1921.

The Amberg State Archive is responsible for historical written material of the Upper Palatinate of the old Roman-German Empire; this includes the period of the Principality of the Upper Palatinate, an imperial district governed by the Elector Palatine until it was turned over to the Duke of Bavaria, and all its monasteries, as well as the Landgraviate of Leuchtenberg, the Principality of Palatinate-Sulzbach, several self- governing districts under the emperor and the offices, lands and manors of the Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg in the Northern county.

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Augsburg State Archive

The Augsburg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Swabia. It is the successor institution for the former State Archive of Neuburg on the Danube, which was transferred into the Swabian capital in autumn of 1989. Thus its origins date back to the Duchy of Palatinate-Neuburg established in 1505, which also maintained essential parts of the archives of Bavaria-Ingolstadt and particularly of Bavaria-Landshut. After various reorganizations it was raised to the status of an archive conservatory in 1841, and in 1875/6 it was renamed "District Archive" together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "State Archive of Neuburg on the Danube".

The Augsburg State Archive is responsible for historical written material of the imperial district of Swabia of the old Roman-German Empire – such as the Prince-Bishopric of Augsburg, the Duke-Abbey of Kempten, the Imperial Cities of Augsburg, Dinkelsbühl, Kaufbeuren, Kempten, Lindau, Memmingen, Nördlingen and Ulm, several Imperial Knightships and Imperial Abbeys –, as well as parts of Further Austria and the subordinate offices of the Palatinate-Neuburg.

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Bamberg State Archive

The Bamberg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Upper Franconia (except the town and district of Coburg). It dates back to the archives of the former Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg - ceded to Bavaria in 1802/3 -, to which were added the archives of Bayreuth and Plassenburg that were transferred to Bamberg between 1813 and 1818. In 1841 it was raised to the status of an archive conservatory and in 1875 it was renamed "District Archive" together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Bamberg State Archive".

A historical heritage is the responsibility for territories in the Eastern part of the former Franconian Imperial district – namely the Prince-Bishopric of Bamberg and the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Kulmbach-Bayreuth –, that became part of Bavaria in the beginning of the 19th century.

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Coburg State Archive

The Coburg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the town and district of Coburg. It opened in 1939 as the successor of the Bamberg State Archive’s department of state registries at Ehrenburg Palace, which had been established in 1924. In 1973, it also assumed responsibility for the the District Archive of Coburg, formerly the State and Home Archive of Saxe-Coburg, which was integrated as an independent stock.

The archive’s responsibility includes the independent city and the district of Coburg along with all government authorities and courts, even when their authority goes beyond the limits of the district (e.g. district court, public prosecution department, finance authority, land surveying office, employment agency, and trade supervisory authority). As a historical heritage, it is responsible for the former Duchy of Saxe-Coburg and its predecessors (New Lordship of the Counts of Henneberg, Saxonian borderland in Franconia, Coburg under the Regency, Principality of Coburg) as well as the Free State of Coburg which was created after the dissolution of the personal union of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha in 1919, until it became part of the Free State of Bavaria in 1920.

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Landshut State Archive

The Landshut State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Lower Bavaria. Already under the Dukes of the dynasty that assumed regency after the line of Bavaria-Landshut had split in 1392, there are records of archives (“letter vaults”) on Trausnitz Castle and in the secondary residence at Burghausen that date back to the 15th century. These also maintained the written material of the partial Duchy of Bavaria-Ingolstadt that was transferred from Ingolstadt and Neuburg on the Danube, when it came under the rule of Bavaria-Landshut in 1447. In the 19th century, the stock of various special registries was turned into a comprehensive “invoicing archive” and registry on Trausnitz Castle. This was raised to the status of an archive conservatory in 1812, and in 1875 it was renamed "District Archive" together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Landshut State Archive".

A historical heritage is the responsibility for the stewardship offices of Landshut and Straubing, that existed in the Duchy/Electorate of Bavaria between 1507 and 1799/1802.


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Munich State Archive

The Munich State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the government district of Upper Bavaria. It dates back to the registry of the Bavarian Electorate’s Court Chamber, which was taken over by the General State Administration (Generallandesdirektion) in 1799 and subsequently by the "State Administration of Bavaria" ("Landesdirektion von Baiern") in 1803. The written material was expanded by documents from dissoluted authorities. Later on, this archive turned into an archive conservatory, was renamed District Archive and State Archive of Upper Bavaria, until in 1971 it became an independent authority by the name of "Munich State Archive" and was separated from the central authority of the Bavarian State Archives.

As a historical heritage, it assumed responsibility for the stewardship offices of Munich and Burghausen that existed from 1507 to 1799/1803 in the Duchy/Electorate of Bavaria (up to 1779 including the Inn quarter). With the reforms of the Napoleonic era, the archive became responsible for the heritage of the Bavarian middle and lower-level authorities of the administrative district of Upper Bavaria as well as the regions of Tyrol and Salzburg, which temporarily belonged to Bavaria from 1805 to 1816 (Salzach district 1808-1816, Inn district 1808-1815 together with the provisional region governments of Innsbruck 1805-1808, and the Eisack and Etsch district 1808-1810).

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Nuremberg State Archive

The Nuremberg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the administrative district of Middle Franconia. It dates back to the archives of the Imperial City of Nuremberg, to which was added the heritage of other mediatized and secularized administrators and institutions. The Nuremberg Archive was raised to the status of an archive conservatory in 1852 and in 1875 it was renamed “District Archive” together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Nuremberg State Archive".

As a historic heritage, the archive maintains the records of regional patches in the Southern part of the Franconian imperial district, territories that passed to Bavaria in the beginning of the 19th century and whose seats of government lay within the borders of the Middle Franconian administrative district of the time before 1972. Namely, these comprise the Free City of Nuremberg, the Margraviate of Brandenburg-Ansbach, the Prince-Bishopric of Eichstätt and most parts of the German Order’s Bailiwick of Franconia.

With the reforms of the Napoleonic era, the Nuremberg Archive became responsible for the heritage of the Bavarian middle and lower-level authorities of the administrative district of Middle Franconia and the preceding river districts.

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Würzburg State Archive

The Würzburg State Archive is the government authority for all matters related to archive studies in the government district of Lower Franconia. It dates back to the archives of the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg, a religious state that became part of the Bavarian electorate’s archives in 1802/3 due to the political changes which secularization had brought along. In 1806 it became a branch of the archives of the Grand Duke of Würzburg and after 1814 it was once again a branch of the - now royal - Bavarian archives. The archive soon occupied most of the Northern wing of the Residence. It was raised to the status of an "archive conservatory" in 1852 and in 1875 it was renamed "District Archive" together with all the other regional state archives, until in 1921 it became the "Würzburg State Archive".

The Würzburg State Archive maintains historic records from the times before the region was part of Bavaria. These are the documents of the Prince-Bishopric of Würzburg and its institutions and of other authorities of the Imperial administrative district of Franconia within the borders of today’s Lower Franconia. Furthermore the archive maintains records of the Electorate of Mainz that have remained in the possession of the Free State of Bavaria, and of the parts of the former Prince-Bishopric of Fulda that passed under Bavarian administration in 1816. With the reforms of the Napo-leonic era, the Würzburg Archive became responsible for the heritage of the Bavarian middle and lower-level authorities of the administrative district of Lower Franconia and the preceding river districts.

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Staatsbibliothek Bamberg

Die Staatsbibliothek Bamberg ist Allgemeinbibliothek, Regionalbibliothek und Forschungsbibliothek in einem, mit ausgeprägter geistes- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Ausrichtung. Ihr Bestand umfasst Handschriften und alte Drucke 1802/03 aufgelöster Stifte und Klöster des Hochstifts Bamberg, der 1802/03 gleichfalls aufgehobenen alten Universität Bamberg und die Hofbibliothek des Herzogs Karl II. August von Pfalz-Zweibrücken. Weitere Bestände stammen aus Vermächtnissen Bamberger Bürger. Seit 1987 erhält sie Pflichtexemplare aller in Oberfranken erschienenen Publikationen.

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Stadtarchiv Amberg

Das Stadtarchiv Amberg ist die kommunale Fachbehörde für alle Fragen des Archivwesens in der Stadt Amberg. Es gehört im Hinblick auf die Geschlossenheit seiner Bestände zu den bedeutendsten Kommunalarchiven in Bayern. Die erste erhaltene Urkunde, die Stadtrechtsverleihung Pfalzgraf Rudolfs stammt aus dem Jahre 1294. Die Serie der Kopialbücher des Amberger Stadtgerichts setzt 1379 ein, die der erhaltenen Ratsbücher 1432. Letztere reichen mit geringfügigen Lücken bis in die Gegenwart und bieten einen hervorragenden Einblick in das innerstädtische Leben, aber auch in die Rechtsentwicklung Ambergs. Sammlungen (Fotos, Plakate, Karten und Pläne, Lokalzeitungen, zeitgeschichtliche Dokumentationen) ergänzen die Überlieferung des Stadtarchivs.

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Stadtarchiv Regensburg

Das Stadtarchiv Regensburg als "Gedächtnis" der Stadtverwaltung Regensburg gehört zu den großen kommunalen Archiven Bayerns. Es verfügt auch aufgrund seiner historischen Bedeutung über bedeutende Archivbestände im Umfang von rund 9.500 lfm. aus der Zeit vom 13. Jh. bis heute. Die Bestände sind grob und sich überschneidend chronologisch gegliedert: Reichsstädtische Zeit (bis 1803), Regensburg als Teil des Fürstentums des letzten Erzkanzlers Carl Theodor von Dalberg (1803-1810), Regensburg als bayerische Landstadt (19. und frühes 20. Jh.) und als kreisfreie Stadt. Daneben existiert noch die Abteilung "Nachlässe und Sammlungen".

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Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg

Die Stadtbibliothek Nürnberg zählt zu den ältesten Einrichtungen ihrer Art. Ihre Bestände gehen im Kern auf die 1370 erstmals erwähnte Ratsbibliothek sowie auf acht im Stadtgebiet gelegene Klosterbibliotheken zurück, die vom Rat der Reichsstadt nach Einführung der Reformation 1525 und nach Auflösung der monastischen Gemeinschaften übernommen wurden. Von 1921 bis 1973 wurde die Stadtbibliothek zur wissenschaftlichen Universalbibliothek ausgebaut. 2012 bezog die Stadtbibliothek das Luitpoldhaus am Gewerbemuseumsplatz.

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Stadtmuseum Lindau

Das Stadtmuseum Lindau gehört zu den zentralen Institutionen im Kulturbetrieb der östlichen Bodenseeregion. Das den Markplatz dominierende Museumsgebäude, genannt „Zum Cavazzen“, gilt als eines der schönsten barocken Bürgerhäuser der Bodenseeregion.

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Studienbibliothek Dillingen

Die Studienbibliothek Dillingen dient als Staatliche Regionalbibliothek der Versorgung der Region Nordschwaben mit wissenschaftlicher Literatur für Forschung, Studium, berufliche Arbeit und persönliche Bildung.

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Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg

Die Universitätsbibliothek Augsburg ist eine zentrale Einrichtung der Universität Augsburg und die größte wissenschaftliche Bibliothek im Regierungsbezirk Schwaben des Freistaates. Ihre größte Zielgruppe sind die Studierenden, Wissenschaftler und Dozenten der Universität Augsburg. Alle weiteren Nutzer mit Interesse an den Büchern, Zeitschriften und weiteren Medien sind willkommen.

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Universitätsbibliothek der LMU München

Die Universitätsbibliothek München ist der zentrale Medien- und Informationsdienstleister der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität. Mit einem Gesamtbestand von nahezu fünf Millionen Bänden ist es eines der größten Hochschulbibliothekssysteme in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Die Universitätsbibliothek München verfügt aber auch mit über 3.300 Handschriften, 3.600 Inkunabeln, mehr als 180 Nachlässen, zahlreichen Sondersammlungen und rund 475.000 alten Drucken, die zwischen 1501 und 1900 erschienen sind, über einen sehr beachtlichen historischen Buchbestand, den zweitgrößten im Freistaat Bayern.

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Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg

Die Universitätsbibliothek Erlangen-Nürnberg bildet das Bibliothekssystem der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg und ist Regionalbibliothek für den Regierungsbezirk Mittelfranken. Als wissenschaftliche Universalbibliothek bietet sie ihren Nutzern ein breites Spektrum an Fachliteratur aus allen Fakultäten und eine Vielzahl an Dienstleistungen.

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Regensburg University Library

The University Library of Regensburg (Regensburg UL) is a central facility of the University of Regensburg and at the same time the largest academic library in the region. It is financially supported by the Free State of Bavaria.

With about 3.5 million books and periodicals and a constantly expanding offer of academically relevant electronic full-texts, the major task of the library is the literature and information supply to academic staff as well as students at the University of Regensburg. Moreover, it is also available as a competent information partner to the wider general public of the region. Usage of the library is free.

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