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With holdings totalling some five million sheets, it is the central archive for German-language literature and culture of the 18th and 19th century.
We invite you to learn more about our profile, our history and the association of supporters of the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv. You will also find contacts and secondary literature on the Goethe- und Schiller-Archiv on the following pages.
„I imagine Goethe climbing these stairs, or Schiller gazing upon the trees from these windows; they would have been filled with a most pleasant feeling of satisfaction had they envisioned these rooms with their writings as a reflection of the future.“
Herman Grimm to Grand Duchess Sophie of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach (17 September 1896)