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Discovery tour for children and young people // Guided tour of the permanent exhibition of the German Museum of Books and Writing // German National Library in Leipzig // Dates on request

Cuneiform, papier-mâché, letters, pixels and printing ink: education, entertainment, the imparting of knowledge and the joy of discovery are not mutually exclusive – and nowhere can this fact be better explained and experienced than in the Museum.

The multifaceted tour includes numerous ways in which visitors can explore – actively and creatively – the history of writing, books, paper and media history. The tour takes roughly one hour and includes hands-on opportunities for discovering objects in the permanent exhibition, and a theme trolley packed with exciting treasures from the Museum's collection.

Information and contact

The guided tour is given in German.


The tour is aimed at children (pre-school and older) and young people.

Bookings can be made for groups of up to 30 people. Please inquire at least four weeks before the relevant date.

Our Hands-on Museum features further activities for children and young people.


approx. 1 hour

Meeting place:

Museum foyer


Free admission


Phone: + 49 341 2271-324 or

Last update: 16.4.2019

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