Exterior view of Monacensia near Hotel Palace Munich

Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus

Maria-Theresia-Str. 23
81675 München

The Monacensia is the literary memory of the city of Munich.  This institute of the Munich City Library has a rich tradition and has found its home since 1977 in the former artist villa of the sculptor Adolf von Hildebrand (1847-1921). The collection includes about 300 literary archives and objects of well-known authors, who are closely identified with Munich. Among them are Klaus and Erika Mann, Annette Kolb, Frank Wedekind, Franziska zu Reventlow, Ludwig Thoma, Lena Christ, Oskar Maria Graf, Herbert Achternbusch, and Herbert Rosendorfer. It also has an internationally respected reputation as a research center on the Thomas Mann Family. An additional emphasis for the collection is the realm of Munich’s popular folk singers like Liesl Karlstadt, Bally Prell, Emi Singerl, and Jörg Hube. The Monacensia moreover offers a public research library on Munich themes.
The various forms of conveying literature and the wealth of the Monacensia to the public include the alternating topical exhibits, tours, readings, lectures, and seminars.

Gallery Hours
Mo.-Mi., Fr. 9.30-17.30; Do. 12.00-19.00
Exhibitions also Sa., So. 11.00-18.00

phone 089/4194720