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The Archivportal-D is a sub-set of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek and offers you a comprehensive search for archives and archival records in Germany.

With us you will find:

  • A comprehensive directory of German archival institutions

  • Descriptive information on the records of our data partner archives

  • Digitized copies of records of individual data partner archives

We provide a platform where all archives in Germany can make their contact data, descriptive information and digital copies accessible.
Use Find archives to search for individual archives from different sectors in the various federal states. Find archival records from our data partner archives via Find records. Search for archival material on specific topics, for example on the topic "Weimar Republic" using the tab Explore collections in the header menu. You can find more information on the functions of the Archivportal-D on our help page.

Startseite des Archivportal-D

Please also visit our main portal: the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek! Here you will find archival records from more than 200 archives as well as more digitised cultural assets from libraries, museums, media libraries, monument preservation and other institutions.

The Archivportal-D was the winner of the European multimedia cultural competition Heritage in Motion in 2016. We are continuously developing our offer further in order to make cultural assets from German archives searchable online in the future as well. Step by step, the Archivportal-D is to be expanded to become the central reference portal for archival records in Germany.

The beginning: DFG project "Building an Archivportal-D"

The project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft was implemented as a sub-project of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek from October 2012 to April 2017. Since May 2017, Archivportal-D has been in regular operation and enables a Germany-wide, cross-archival and professional search for archival records.

The development of Archivportal-D was realised by:


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Winner of the "Heritage in Motion Award" 2016

"Heritage in Motion"-Award

 Category "Websites and online content"