You can look forward to a varied year at the Book Castle!

Discover the new exhibitions on historical picture book treasures in the treasure chamber and celebrate with us the popular "Grüffelo" illustrator Axel Scheffler who, on the occasion of his 65th birthday, will provide insights into well-known and lesser-known works from his studio.

For children, we also have storytelling concerts in cooperation with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/BRSO in the programme as well as holiday activities, a writing competition, reading festivals, new book clubs and much more planned. 

The James Krüss Prize will be awarded, the series "Books of Childhood" with prominent guests will be continued and the recently deceased father of the 'wimmelbooks', Ali Mitgutsch, will be remembered. We invite you to scientific conferences and call for entries for innovative educational projects on nature, literature, poetry and music for schools. 

You can use the PDF (in German language) to gain an overview of the wide range of offers for families&children, young people and adults.

Current event information is available at any time at https://www.ijb.de/en/events/current-events.  

We look forward to your visit!