The end of 16th Century was a time of social, philosophical, scientific revolutions. People in Europe were curious to know more about foreign countries and continents. Explorers and adventurers travelled by land and by sea, and they reported about what they had experienced. Travel accounts were published with views and maps of parts of the world never seen before. The exhibition shows a virtual tour around the world and through three centuries with books and manuscripts from the rich collections of the Bamberg State Library.