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Welcome to the new Heinrich von Kleist website

The 200th anniversary of the death of author Heinrich von Kleist (1777-1811) falls on 21st November 2011. It provides an incentive to create this platform as a first address for all those with an interest in Kleist. In future, the web presentations of the Heinrich von Kleist Society and the Kleist Museum will be brought together here under a single umbrella.

First of all, the pages offer a preliminary survey of our plans. Make a note to follow our progress, as an online calendar, for example, will be emerging here in the coming weeks and months. As far as possible, it will collect together all the upcoming events related to Heinrich von Kleist. In this way it will be easy to stay up-to-date on current stage productions, readings, exhibitions and other events concerning Kleist.

If you wish to remain informed, please fill in your details on the right to subscribe to our newsletter. As from spring 2010 we will report on events and innovations at regular intervals.

This website has the backing of the Federal Government Representative for Culture and the Media. The Federal Cultural Foundation will be supporting key projects in Berlin and Frankfurt (Oder) in the context of the Kleist Year 2011.

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