Thomas Mann Archives at the ETH Zurich – on the Trail of Literature

The notebooks, manuscripts and diaries at the ETH Zürich's Thomas Mann Archives offer insight into the poet's literary creations.

Thomas Mann’s last study is on show at a temporary location at the Hönggerberg campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH). A particular highlight is his writing desk, which accompanied the author throughout all the stages of his exile – from Munich to Switzerland to the USA and back again to Switzerland. Besides numerous personal objects and writing utensils, Thomas Mann’s personal library provides an insight into the author’s way of working.

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