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Deutsche Nationalbibliothek
Deutsches Buch- und Schriftmuseum
Deutscher Platz 1
04103 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 2271-324 (Exhibition, Museum methodology)
Telefon: +49 341 2271-318 (Using, Reading room)
Telefax: +49 341 2271-240


Opening hours

Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 20:00
National holidays: 10:00 – 18:00

Guided tours

  • General-based guided tours of the permanent exhibition (as announced and advance booking required).
  • Public guided tours for senior citizens (as announced and by appointment)
  • Themed tours of permanent and temporary exhibitions
  • Collection-orientated event for study groups, trade visitors, etc.
  • Guided cultural-architectural tours in cooperation with Leipzig Details (Sunday tours of the Deutscher Platz including the German Museum of Books and Writing, the German National Library and the permanent exhibition on 5,000 years of media history)


The Hands-on Museum offers an extensive range of events and activities aimed especially at the younger generation on various topics (advance booking required).

Museum reading room

Museum reading room
Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
Sunday 10:00 - 18:00

How to get here

Using public transportation:
Streetcar (Line 16) from the front of the main railroad station, Track 2, towards Lößnig; stop at the "Deutsche Nationalbibliothek" stop. Travel time approximately 15 minutes.
Streetcar (Line 2) from the Wilhelm-Leuschner-Platz towards Meusdorf; stop at "Deutsche Nationalbibliothek" stop. Travel time approximately 7 minutes.

By car:
Autobahn to Schkeuditzer Kreuz, Radefeld exit; follow signs to the city centre ("Innenstadt") and the "Altes Messegelände". Road construction may cause temporary detours.

Last update: 16.03.2019

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