Landeskunde Entdecken Online (better known as LEO-BW) is a regional online information system for Baden-Württemberg, Germany. It is owned by the Baden-Württemberg State Archives [de].



In 2015, the Historical Atlas of Baden-Württemberg was incorporated into LEO-BW.[1]

German archivesEdit

On February 22, 2018, the Südwestdeutsche Archivalienkunde (Southwest German Archival Records) was incorporated into LEO-BW, linking millions of documents into LEO-BW. The oldest of these documents come from the Middle Ages.[2]

Weimar RepublicEdit

On November 8, 2017, the topic "From the Monarchy to the Republic" was released. It contained 900,000 documents of the Weimar Republic.[3]


The plans for LEO-BW were first initiated in 2010 order to celebrate the 60th birthday of the State of Baden-Württemberg. However, the website wasn't opened until April 25, 2012.[4]


  1. ^ "Press release from the State Archives and the Commission for Historical Geography on placing the digital version of the Historical Atlas online" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 15 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Neues Portal "Südwestdeutsche Archivalienkunde" online". Baden-Wü (in German). Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  3. ^ "Von der Monarchie zur Republik: Freischaltung der digitalen Quellensammlung zur Demokratiegeschichte". Baden-Wü (in German). Retrieved 2020-07-29.
  4. ^ "Pressemitteilung". Baden-Wü (in German). Retrieved 2020-07-29.

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