Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar

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With a collection of around a million articles and book, Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek emphasizes the preservation of German literature and historical documents. The library building, along with its famous Rococo Hall, was damaged heavily by a fire in 2004, but has since been reopened for visitors. The building contains a book restoration and conservation workshop, a special collections department, and a reading room for scholars to study manuscripts, maps, and other documents. Temporary exhibits in the Renaissance Hall are open to visitors free of charge. If you want to visit the Rococo Hall, you should reserve your ticket at the visitor information office in advance. Day-of-visit tickets are available at 9:30 a.m. every day, but they sell out quickly. Work out when and for how long to visit Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek and other Weimar attractions using our handy Weimar tourist route planner.
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  • The Duchess Anna Amalia Library or in German the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents. The library contains: The reading room 1,000,...  more »
  • Even if you can visit only a part of the rich treasure, absolutely recommended. Some crowded despite inlet restriction. Registration recommended.
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  • The library is really nice to see and provides a nice insight into how the well to do from that era gathered and valued knowledge. Although it was restored after a recent fire there was little evidenc...  more »
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  • I must say one above: report based on hearsay - I was indeed not in the library. First of all we must distinguish: opposite the old building, there is a modern research library, where probably every scientist would love to work apparently. There is the famous Rococo Hall, which burned down and was rebuilt in the old building. (Probably due to the humidity, which harms the old books) for conservation reasons, everyday just 250 visitors may visit the room. Because go away about 200 cards in advance, are reserved or go on group tours, only 50 cards in the free sale come every morning. You should be there so just in time for the opening and must be available if necessary. I suppose it would have been impressive for me as for every bibliophiles. So had to meet a postcard for the lasting impression. There is a small exhibition, which can be seen as well.
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