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and book, Studienzentrum der Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek emphasizes the preservation of German literature and historical documents.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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  • it is one of the most fascinating, classic, with a great history in the world. When you are in weimar you have to visit there.  more »
  • The entire Weimar is a travel value of course it's great to see how one library with the help of many people and countries restored the Anna Amalia after a fire
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  • A visit to the Anna-Amalia Library is simply part of the visit program in Weimar. Attention: Pre-registration (respectively from 9 o'clock for the relevant day) is strongly recommended, since only a limited number of visitors in the Rococo Hall may. It's still incomprehensible what has caused the fire by September 2, 2004 and with what force important and beautiful has been restored. The educational tour is advisable with audio guide.
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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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