Day trip to Göttingen

The International Gutenberg Society in Mainz e.V. cordially invites its members to an excursion to Göttingen on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. There we would like to hold a cabinet exhibition on the subject "Gutenberg in Göttingen" at the Schatzhaus
and choir of the Paulinerkirche.

The Göttingen State and University Library of Lower Saxony exhibits outstanding originals from the Gutenberg period from its collection, including the artfully illuminated Gutenberg Bible printed on parchment and the famous handwritten sample book, which served as the direct model for painting this bible copy. Other highlights include letters of indulgence printed in Gutenberg's workshop, a document shedding light on Gutenberg's financial relations with his most important sponsor, and one of the most encyclopedic books of the Gutenberg period, the encyclopaedic work "Catholicon".

An optional city tour of Göttingen and a joint meal in a restaurant are also planned as further programme items.

Date: Wednesday 15 August, 2018
Departure: 8:00 am
Costs: approx. 40 Euro per person (incl. bus travel, entrance fees and guided tours)

Please register at or call 06131-226420 for more information on the exact procedure and meeting point.