The Copernico Network

Copernico is a collaborative portal on history and cultural heritage in Eastern Europe. The portal provides information about institutions in the fields of science, cultural heritage preservation and dissemination and their work. The circle of partner institutions will be expanded nationally and internationally in the coming years.
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Adalbert Stifter Verein e.V. (Adalbert Stifter Association)

The Adalbert Stifter Association cultivates and promotes German-Czech dialogue. It keeps the German-Bohemian cultural heritage alive and contributes to a better knowledge of the common culture and its European contexts.
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Research institute | Cultural center | Library | Archive

Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg e.V.

The Bukovina Institute at the University of Augsburg is an affiliated institute of the University of Augsburg and is dedicated to researching and communicating knowledge about the culture and history of the historical region of Bukovina as well as about Eastern, East Central and Southeastern Europe.
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Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe

The Federal Institute for Culture and History of the Germans in Eastern Europe (BKGE) advises and supports the Federal Government in all matters concerning the research, presentation and development of German culture and history in Eastern Europe.
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German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe

The German Culture Forum for Central and Eastern Europe works to promote cross-border communication of German culture and the history of Eastern Europe in the form of events, exhibitions, and both printed and digital publications.
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Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe

The Digital Forum Central and Eastern Europe e. V. (DiFMOE) has been dedicated to researching and digitally indexing historical sources from Eastern Europe for more than 10 years and operates a digital, freely accessible online library for their publication.
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Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation

The Documentation Center offers exhibitions, a library and a testimony archive, tours, workshops and events. The Center provides information about the causes, dimensions and consequences of displacement, expulsion and forced migration in the past and present. Particular focus is on the displacement and expulsion of the Germans from Central and Southeast Europe at the end of the Second World War.
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Danube Swabian Museum

Migration has always been an important part of European history and continues to be an issue of great significance today. The Danube Swabians are a German minority in Eastern Europe, whose ancestors emigrated to Hungary in the 18th and 19th centuries. The Danube Swabian Museum in Ulm is not only dedicated to their history and culture, but also explores the enduring relevance of questions around migration and integration, cultural diversity and inter-ethnic coexistence, as well as the loss of homeland and cultures of remembrance.
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HAUS SCHLESIEN

HAUS SCHLESIEN is all about versatility! In the heart of the Siebengebirge you will discover a place that is not only peaceful, comfortable and atmospheric, but also an international meeting place and educational center where the culture of remembrance comes alive. On site, across Germany and abroad, as well as online, HAUS SCHLESIEN offers a wide range of activities for all those interested in Silesia.
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Scientific infrastructure facility | Research institute

Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe

The Marburg Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe - Institute of the Leibniz Association (HI) is one of the central non-university infrastructure and research institutions for historical research on East Central Europe in Germany.
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Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe

Europe – a region that is more than the sum of its parts. Migration and the constant exchange between its inhabitants have been and still are of utmost importance to the creation of a European relationship history. The Institute for German Culture and History in South-Eastern Europe (IKGS) is dedicated to exploring the diverse facets of this history, with a focus on South-Eastern Europe.
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Cultural Office for the Danube Region

The Cultural Advisor organizes events, projects, and exhibitions regarding the culture and history of Germans in Southeastern Europe. An important aspect of this are the activities directed at young people.
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Cultural Office for the Bohemian Lands

Are you interested in the culture and literature that connects Germans and Czechs today? Are you keen to explore multifaceted events that arouse curiosity about Germany’s common history with its eastern neighbor, the Czech Republic? You will receive invitations by newsletter or, on request, the most recent four-month programme by mail.
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Cultural Office for Upper Silesia

Through exhibitions, projects, excursions, workshops, conferences and other events, the Cultural Advisor for Upper Silesia communicates to a wide public in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic about the many diverse aspects and interconnections of the regional culture and history of Upper Silesia.
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Cultural Office for East Prussia and the Baltic States

Teaching the culture of East Prussia and the Baltic States and making it an experience, motivating people to exchange their ideas, building bridges between generations and centuries.
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Cultural Office for Pomerania and East Brandenburg

Rivers run through the old maps like veins. For Pomerania and East Brandenburg, the Oder is the main artery. Anyone who is curious about the past and present of these historically developed regions (which lie either side of the Oder) will discover a wide range of services and resources provided through the activities of the Cultural Office.
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Cultural Office for Russian Germans

Who are the Russian Germans? What were their experiences in the Soviet Union? How has their integration in Germany taken shape in the past and how is it continuing to evolve today? Russian-German repatriates are one of the largest migrant groups in Germany. Nevertheless, the majority of the population knows very little about them.
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Cultural Office for Silesia

“Where is Silesia, actually?” Younger people, in particular, often ask themselves this question. The Cultural Office for Silesia offers a diverse program for all who wish to embark on a quest – to search for Silesia.
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Cultural Office for Transylvania, Bessarabia, Bukovina, Dobruja, Maramureș, Vltava, Wallachia at the Transylvanian Museum

The Cultural Office for Transylvania fulfills its duties according to § 96 BVFG (Federal Law on Refugees and Exiles), which obliges the federal and state governments to care for the cultural assets of expellees and refugees, to support and promote scientific research, and to preserve German cultural assets in East Central Europe. It is funded by the Federal Commissioner for Culture and Media and is affiliated to the Transylvanian Museum.
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Cultural Office for West Prussia, Poznan Land and Central Poland

The Cultural Office highlights the different aspects of cultural diversity with reference to the regions of West Prussia, Poznan Land, Central Poland and Westphalia.
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Art Forum East German Gallery ("Kunstforum Ostdeutsche Galerie")

The Art Forum East German Gallery (KOG) is an art museum with an outstanding collection ranging from Romanticism to Modernism and a unique focus on art creation in Eastern Europe. Here you can discover paintings, sculptures and graphic art by German artists who lived and worked in the region. Exhibitions also showcase the current art scene in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.
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Martin Opitz Library

The Martin Opitz Library (MOB) is the central library for German culture and history in Eastern Europe. It collects literature from all areas of East-Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. The main focus of the collections is on the regions that today form western Poland and the Kaliningrad region – the historical East Germany.
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Museum of Russian-German Cultural History

Russian Germans: Who are they? Where do they come from? How did they live? The first and only museum for Russian-German cultural history in Germany, located in Detmold, deals with these questions – and thus builds a bridge between the history and the present of Russian-Germans in Germany.
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Nordost-Institut

The research of the Nordost-Institut centers around the history and culture of the countries from Poland to Russia. The focus is on the manifold interconnections of these regions with German history. Therefore, questions of relationship and regional history are pursued as well as aspects of minority history, cultural history and historiographical history.
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Ostpreußisches Landesmuseum mit Deutschbaltischer Abteilung ("East Prussian State Museum with a Baltic German Department")

This museum, located right in the center of Lüneburg, is dedicated to the subject of East Prussia and the Baltic Germans. Here you will discover a fascinating region in East Central Europe, which, for 700 years, was shaped by the German language. Never before has a museum in Germany focused on the history of the Baltic Germans. The museum sees itself as a European institution and maintains close contacts with its target regions Russia, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
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Pommersches Landesmuseum

The Pomeranian State Museum is an important destination for anyone interested in the culture, history and art of Pomerania. The museum is located in Greifswald and includes numerous collections spanning several centuries.
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Silesian Museum of Görlitz

The Silesian Museum in Görlitz is the central museum for Silesia in Germany. Exhibitions, publications and events explore the cultural history of Silesia from the 13th century to the present day. The museum is constantly looking for new ways to approach this ancient cultural landscape and invites visitors to take part in an ongoing conversation about Silesia's past and future.
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Transylvanian Museum

The Siebenbürgisches Museum (Transylvanian Museum) in Gundelsheim is a central point of contact for anyone interested in the culture and history of Transylvania. The museum provides an important space for the preservation, research and communication of Transylvanian cultural heritage in Germany. On several floors, numerous exhibits present the history, culture and everyday life of the Transylvanian Saxons.
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Westpreußisches Landesmuseum

The West Prussian Regional Museum is the only museum institution in Germany that presents the history and culture of historical West Prussia. The museum houses various collections and its own archive with diverse holdings. Selected topics convey a vivid picture of a cultural region shaped for over 700 years by Germans and Poles, but also Kashubians, Prussians and Dutch.