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and book, Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek emphasizes the preservation of German literature and historical documents.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 restoration of the House following the devastating fire leads to "Time Slots" for visitors. This is pleasant, because all alone can be respected, there are no crowds and the Museum staff have time to explain. Interesting videos to inform the House, the fire, the restoration work and the valuable archives. Very worth visiting.
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  • Finally I did it! After numerous visits to Weimar I succeeded at last, the H.A.A.B. - the ROCOCO HALL! -visit to... It was NOT easy... Don't think you wander there and can't go in... for money, not for Eyelash strumming... So: it absolutely is worth! I can not quite understand if this 'experience' as only for "Lovers" was analysed. I was allowed to take not a book in the hand in any case... Would I even dare to, I'm afraid... The Rococo Hall was restored after the fire is incredibly impressive! It is a place with an atmosphere, if you know what I mean... The Potentisation of Weimar, the German classics, the sense of culture and above all education. How to get in? All I read was nonsense in October 2016: Internet? No, contact DIRECTLY the KLASSIK Stiftung Weimar, calls a specific appointment within the narrow opening, which is convenient to you, and waits for days... until you respond you and then previously MAY be her a quarter of an hour, to perceive your appointment. It is a real date! So tight schedule... Then you may go to shuffle with felt overshoes... I've enjoyed enjoyed, enjoyed, it... What I infinitely regret is the fact that I was not allowed in the two upper floors! Therefore: Buy maps other perspectives in the gift shop... Photography allowed only no Flash! So don't forget in the locker obligatory for Weimar! There's a movie about the fire and the current possibilities of mitigation, and on the ground floor an exhibition about the restoration of this damaged books and documents. Worth seeing.
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  • The Anna Amalie thrives on its reputation. And when one enters the small but nice room, it lives up to this reputation also. It is impressive to spend some minutes. Without having a personal connection to history, a visit can be but boring.
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  • I must say in one: the report based on hearsay - I was namely 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. For conservation reasons (probably due to the humidity, which hurt the old books), daily just 250 visitors may visit the Hall. 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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