Dear members and friends of the International Gutenberg Society,

the currently spreading coronavirus is affecting us all. As a preventative measure against a further spread of the virus, the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz will remain closed until April 19, 2020 and our events unfortunately also have to be cancelled. First of all, this affects the first date of our lecture series "Friends of Gutenberg - Jour Fixe" on 26 March 2020 at the Kulturei (Zitadelle Mainz) and the spring excursion to Gernsheim planned for 26 April 2020. Whether the Jour Fixe can take place on April 23, 2020 has not yet been decided.  However, we will keep you up to date.  

In addition, we are now working in our home office according to the current recommendation and are therefore not available by telephone.

Thank you for your understanding and stay healthy,
Gutenberg Society


Our city groups

Since the beginning of 2019, the Gutenberg Society has wanted to expand its activities and involve its internationally distributed members more closely by founding locally active city groups. The cooperation of like-minded people needs points of contact, which we want to make available. Above all, personal encounters provide the opportunity to expand and deepen knowledge about the areas of interest through contacts. To this end, we have found some committed members who organise and carry out events on their own premises in the name of the Gutenberg Society. Ernst Reif made the start in Munich and launched the first events in April 2019. He was followed by Mario Derra in Gernsheim ( and Hans Josef Altmann in Velbert-Langenberg (

Further information about upcoming events can be found under News.

Join in
You also wanted to establish a group in your region? We will support you! Contact us by mail at or by phone at (+49)6131/226420.


Follow Us on Social Media

We are active on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and invite you to follow us for up-to-date information about the Society, the Gutenberg Museum and our as well as international events!

Facebook @Ggesellschaft
Twitter @GutenbergInt
Instagram @gutenberggesellschaft