World knowledge around 1700
The Francke Foundations have extensive collections of historical sources on the cultural history of the Early Modern Period in the context of Pietism and Early Enlightenment. We promote interdisciplinary and international exchange through scholarship programmes, workshops and international cooperation.
New in the Francke portal: Interactive map of the »Journey into the Reich«
In 1718/19 the »Journey into the Reich« led August Hermann Francke to the west up to Holland, to the east up to Berlin and Königs Wusterhausen, to the north up to Hamburg and Kiel and to the south up to Tübingen and Augsburg. Now the travel stops are visualized at a glance on a geographical map and the places visited are linked with Francke's digitized ego documents in the Francke Portal.