German Museum of Books and Writing

Deutscher Platz 1, 04103 Leipzig

Tel. : +49 (0) 341 2271324

Fax : +49 (0) 341 2271240


www.dnb.de

General

The German Museum of Books and Writing is the oldest book culture museum in the world, and also one of the most important with regard to the scope and quality of its collection. Serving as a showcase for the German National Library, the museum's new permanent exhibition provides an insight into 5000 years of media history. Entitled "Characters - Books - Networks: From Cuneiform to Binary Code", it spans everything from the rise of early writing systems via bookprinting with movable type through to the digital online world.The  modern reading room houses the specialist library and more than one million museum objects for research, study and practical use. The new display vault features a small selection of special collection items, ranging from medieval manuscripts and early Bible prints through to unique artists' books. The museum gallery is aimed at younger users aged between 6 and 16 in particular, here they can learn all about writing, books and paper in a more informal environment.

Accessibility

Additional access information for wheelchair users and persons with reduced mobility:

  • Public WC for wheelchair users: Door 98 cm, 169x220 cm in front and 108 cm left or rather 91 cm right of the WC

  • Guide dogs are permitted

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Accessibility Information

Parking

  • There is a parking area for disabled persons


Access to the facility / moving inside the facility

Ramps with > 6% ascent are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Entrance without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp


Elevator

Operating elements with a height of > 115 cm are reported in the text

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space inside elevator min. 110 x 140 cm


WC for wheelchair users

  • Door width min. 90 cm
    Access without steps (max. 3 cm) or with ramp
    Space in front of toilet min. 150 x 150 cm
    Space left or right of the toilet min. 90 cm
    Folding toilet support rails present


Additional aids / Offers

  • Aids / Offers for blind and visually impaired persons