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and book, Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek emphasizes the preservation of German literature and historical documents.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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  • Beautiful restored rococo style library with an interesting history of Anna Amalia and the restoration or replacement of many antiquarian books after a disastrous fire. Lovely sculptural busts and sta...  more »
  • People who like books is well augehoben. Very nice architecture. Simply impressive. Can no longer say this is very individual.
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  • The vast library complex is more than the historical House directly on the Schlangenstein... but beware, because a visitor limit of 250 a day you need to order longer in advance tickets for visiting the fascinating Rococo style. The events of the fire and the restoration of the books are well presented. There are audio guides with a good management of children on it.
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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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