Our vibrant and exciting capital celebrates a historic birthday this year. The German city that never sleeps turns 775 years young.
ON THE 28TH OF OCTOBER 1237 BERLIN WAS FIRST MENTIONED IN DOCUMENTS.
She’s kind of a lot older than most countries but among the European capitals she’s the baby chick since she was basically only built up through Prussia and not by the Romans in ancient times like Paris or London.
ANYWAYS though her history is short...
(GERMAN: STAATSBIBLIOTHEK ZU BERLIN) IS A PROPERTY OF THE PRUSSIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE FOUNDATION AND WAS FOUNDED IN 1661.
It is the largest and most important academic research library in the German speaking world.
Among the more famous items in its collection is a Gutenberg Bible, the autographs of Goethe, the world’s largest collection of Johann Sebastian Bach’s and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s manuscripts, and the original score of Ludwig van Beethoven’s Symphony No....
(reblogging some stuff I posted on my history tumblr)
(German: Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz (SPK)), headquartered in Berlin, Germany, was established in 1957 by West German Federal law with the mission to acquire and preserve the cultural legacy of the former State and country of Prussia.
Its purview encompasses over 27 institutions, including all of Berlin’s State-run Museums, the Berlin State Library, the Prussian Privy State Archives and a variety of institutes...