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Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Platz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3643 545400
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Very beautiful place

Beautiful place. Only few people are allowed into the Rokokosaal at any given time, so book in... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
DBMilano
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London
A ruined visit, unfriendly service, 20 minutes visit after 30 minutes waiting for the entry.

I would have give 3 stars for the value of visiting the library itself. But the visiting experience... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
YXY322
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Platz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

Beautiful place. Only few people are allowed into the Rokokosaal at any given time, so book in advance or you are likely going to be disappointed, and refused entry.

Thank DBMilano
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

I would have give 3 stars for the value of visiting the library itself. But the visiting experience was very bad due to the unfriendly service. Due to the limited entry, we booked the ticket online, but this didn't save any time at all. There...More

Thank YXY322
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Reviewed 8 March 2018

The price is too high for a nice Rocoo Hall. The hall is nice but you cannot even wander around freely as most of it is unallowed space. For 8 euros, I found it too expensive. It should cost 3-4 euros. It is just a...More

Thank Pablo C
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

I had heard of the library beforehand. Its patron was the Anna Amalia, Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. She commissioned the state's literary collection to be moved to the library in 1766, and what a collection it was. In large numbers, 1 million books, including works by...More

2  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Madeleine J
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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
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Reviewed 8 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
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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
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Reviewed 31 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
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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

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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
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