© Stiftung Internationale Jugendbibliothek
© S.Wilharm, Carlsen Verlag
© S.Wilharm, Carlsen Verlag
© S.Wilharm, Carlsen Verlag
Jun 23
Sep 23


Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen


In June 1998, the first volume of Joanne K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" novels was published in German. "Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen", launched with a first print run of just 8,000 copies, soon captivated young readers. With the publication of each new volume, the fan community grew until, in 2000, the "Harry Potter" fever gripped Germany and more or less everyone who could read devoured the stories about Harry, Ron, Hermione and their fight against the powerful wizard Lord Voldemort at Hogwarts. Queues formed outside bookshops whenever a new volume came on the market. 

In a cabinet exhibition, we recall the first edition of "Harry Potter" in Germany and how the novel became a bestseller here. On display alongside book editions, offprints and newspaper articles are original illustrations and sketches by Sabine Wilharm, the illustrator of the German "Harry Potter" covers, as well as merchandising articles from the late 1990s, which were made available to us by the former German "Harry Potter" publisher Klaus Humann, 

The exhibition will open on 11 June with a family event.

Current Opening Hours:

Mon - Thu 10 am - 4 pm
Fri             10 am - 2 pm

Entrance Fees:
Children and Young Adults under 18: free
Adults: 3 Euros (Collective ticket for all exhibitions and museums), 2 Euros reduced entrance fee