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Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Platz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Where history comes alive

If you love libraries and specially old historic books you will love visiting this one. Beautifully... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Madeleine J
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We needed to see this. We had not booked tickets in advance so before 09.00 in the morning we were... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Gothenburg, Sweden
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Platz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you love libraries and specially old historic books you will love visiting this one. Beautifully preserved.

Thank Madeleine J
Reviewed 27 October 2017

We needed to see this. We had not booked tickets in advance so before 09.00 in the morning we were standing outside cueing for a certain number of entrance tickets they release every morning. And we were lucky. It's definititely worth visiting the library once...More

Thank Arkadiafoto
Reviewed 7 August 2017

This was the first place I visited after I had bought the Weimar card - only to find out that the card was not accepted there and I had to pay 8 euros. For one room (+ 2 small exhibition rooms), that is quite a...More

2  Thank Veronika660
Reviewed 4 August 2017

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Amalia Library or in German the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents.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 1,000,000 books 2,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts 600 ancestral registers 10,000 maps 4,000 musical scripts...More

1  Thank Stephan G
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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 evidence of it. There are limited tickets per day...More

1  Thank ChristofvdH
Reviewed 10 July 2017

We thought we would miss the Bibliothek because we'd failed to get reservations, as recommended, but when we walked up early on a Tuesday morning we got right in. Very glad we didn't miss it. There's simply nothing like the Bibliothek, a fabulous repository of...More

Thank paul441391
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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.

Thank ehsanh2224
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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 statues of famous historical personages connected with Weimar. Art cabinet containing objects (instruments, artefacts) displaying incredible...More

Thank 291mike
Reviewed 23 October 2016

The library is small but amazing. And book well in advance. Weeks or months in advance. This is a friendly warning. Most times all tickets are sold out.

1  Thank Gordana P
Reviewed 22 August 2016

but be warned, the east german staff are horribbly rude, the libary increadible but you must book as its very popular

2  Thank neillio
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20 August 2016|
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Response from Michelle R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I did not see this sooner. Hopefully, I am not too late. There is plenty of parking around the area. Almost all of it will be paid parking unless you don't mind parking a little further away in a neighborhood and then... More