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Map with bullet hole

A bullet that probably brought killed Walter Flex, one of Germany's finest writers.

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Illustrated Maps

Adventurers love them, explorers devise them, and everyone uses them – maps.

Travelling texts: information networks of the past

The invention of printing igave rise to the cross-cultural flow of texts in Europe.

Marco Polo – the man who brought China to Europe

It was Marco Polo’s book of his travels that introduced Europeans to China and Central Asia.

Map of Europe in 1914

In this blog the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin highlight a remarkable piece from its World War One collection: a satirical map of the nations of Europe as seen in 1914.

The Greatest Traveller in History? The Life and Places of Ibn Battuta

ibn Batutah is a strong contestant for the greatest traveller in history.

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Karten und Geografie

Pläne, Globen, Karten und vieles mehr

Maps of the Balkans

Explore maps of the Balkans in Europeana


Maps of Europe

For centuries, cartographers and others have defined Europe, its lands and borders through maps.