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Universitatsbibliothek Freiburg

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Address: Rottekring, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Both an architectural gem and a social place

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town. Because it is open all hours this is a great place for students to gather and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town. Because it is open all hours this is a great place for students to gather and work, chat or just think. Definitely a plus for the university.

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Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

A really beautiful place. Externally the facade is wonderful. It is a modern style but suits with the city. It is possible to see the "old" buildings reflected in it. Internally it is a very nice environment with a lot of students and all apparatus necessary th their activities. An amazing place!

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Thank FreitasIba
Assen, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

This building is merely meant for students. From the inside, it's a (for tourists) totally uninteresting building. One could go for some books - but why would you? However, if you like modern architecture and / or reading (while visiting a beautiful city) it might be worth a visit.

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Thank Rik B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was 4 Months in Freiburg and library was like my second home. It is a very interessant building and it can offers you all that students need. very modern and comfortable!

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Thank Jonida S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

The new university library looks like a shiny coal-black rhomboid dropped by a passing planet. Inside, a miracle of light and open space. Surely controversial as it faces a very traditional university building, it's refreshingly modern & well worth a visit.

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Thank Judith D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Interesting construction with glass panels. Close to some main attractions. It is a university library frequented by students and faculty.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Came across this dark glass building when strolling off the main drag in Freiburg and was intrigued enough to go in and have a look. I cannot comment for how well it functions as a library for the good students of Freiburg University and the fellow inhabitants of Freiburg and whether it was 50 Million Euro’s plus well spent, but... More 

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Glastonbury
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

I admit, I am a bibliophile and love libaries. Sadly, this Darth Vader inspired construction does not inspire a desire to stay and study. It has the charm of an industrial warehouse and not a smidgen of that reverence which one encounters at other such shrines to the human mind.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

I respect impressive modern facilities, but that isn't really what I look for. This was an interesting building to see, but wasn't worth much more than a look to me.

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Durban, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is a beautiful and impressive building and it was so interesting to see how they use these buildings in modern day time.

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