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Museum of Modern Literature

The Museum of Modern Literature (Literaturmuseum der Moderne) or LiMo is part of the German Literature Archive (Deutsches Literaturarchiv) in Marbach am Neckar, Germany. The museum won its architect the Stirling Prize in 2007.

Museum of Modern Literature
Museum of Modern Literature
General information
Town or cityMarbach am Neckar
Completed6 June 2006
ClientGerman Archive of Literature, Schiller National Museum Directorate
Design and construction
ArchitectDavid Chipperfield

The museum opened in September 2006 and was designed by British architect David Chipperfield and constructed at a cost of €10 million by Leonard Weiss GmbH with engineering by Ingenieurgruppe Bauen.

The museum stands on a rock plateau in Marbach's scenic park, overlooking the valley of the Neckar River. It displays and archives 20th-century literature. Notable original manuscripts include The Trial by Franz Kafka and Berlin Alexanderplatz by Alfred Döblin.

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