Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar

About Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek, Weimar - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: Platz der Demokratie 1, 99423 Weimar, Germany

Phone: +49-3643545400

Ticket Price: 7 EUR

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Time Required: 03:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

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Also known by its name in English, Duchess Anna Amalia Library, this place is the temple for German literature and historical documents. The library is a piece of wonderful architecture and was originally constructed as Anna Amalia’s residence in 1562. In 1761 she had it converted into a library.

A terrible fire in 2004 nearly destroyed the library; however, the bibliothek survived and is now home to some significant literary assortments. Today the library covers a wide range of subjects from German studies, literature, and philosophy to history, theatre studies and cultural anthropology. Its collection today comprises approximately 1 million books, 2600 book manuscripts, 8,600 maps and 29 globes with sound storage media, microfiches and electronic data carriers also as a part of the inventory.

Some significant collection and sites of the library include –

  • A Shakespeare collection of approximately 10,000 volumes translated by Christopher Martin Weiland.
  • The world’s largest Faust collection.
  • The Duchess’s impressive 13000 volume music collection.
  • A 16th century bible connected to the German friar Martin Luther.
  • The brilliant Rococo hall (Rokokosaal) marked by the portrait of Grand Duke Carl August.

The main building of the library was formerly the Green Castle. The Red and Yellow Castle now form the study centre of the museum and are one of the oldest and architecturally exquisite buildings. The library regularly holds various exhibitions and events and is one of Klassik Stiftung’s Institutions. The historic building along with its infamous Rococo hall is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1998.

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Information

  • The library has a capped entry of 290 people per day. Book your tickets online in advance or queue early at the ticket office.
  • Last entry for group visitors till 3:30 pm.

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek Ticket Prices

  • Concession price - €6
  • Pupils 16-20years- €2.5
  • Free entry for children
  • Group guided tour price - €60 + admission price
  • Pupil guided tour price - €35 + admission price

Restaurants Near Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

  • Residenz Cafe and Restaurant
  • Sushibar
  • Divan

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  • The price is too high for a short look at the Rococo hall, in which gorgeous..., not fine if you look into details, and it’s not convincing because is not useful for public.

  • Eine sensationelle Bibliothek erlebten wir hier. Das werden wir unseren Enkeln auf jeden Fall zeigen, denn in den Schulen wird dieses Kulturgut kaum erwähnt (sehr tragisch). Ein Besuch ist sehr empfehlenswert.

  • Kurze Reise in die Geschichte der Bibliothek. Vor allem der Rokkokosaal ist ein Blick wert. Leider fällt der Rundgang sehr kurz aus. Auch die Informationen, die man über den Audioguide erhält, befassen sich gefühlt eher mit den Büsten im Saal. Rückblickend war die kostenlose Ausstellung zum Brand und den Restaurationen (im Eingangsbereich) leider informativer als das eigentliche Highlight.

  • Toller Rokokosaal, aber Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis stimmt leider gar nicht. Audioguide geht deutlich zu wenig auf die Geschichte der Bibliothek ein. Lieber umsonst die Ausstellung über die Restauration der Bücher nach dem Brand ansehen!

  • Sehr sehenswert, klare Empfehlung. Fotografieren ist ebenfalls erlaubt und der Audio-Guide lässt keine Fragen offen. Rucksäche, Taschen etc. dürfen nicht mit in die Bibliothek und müssen vorher in Schließfächern (kostenfrei) verstaut werden. Ich persönlich empfand den Eintritt allerdings etwas zu hoch.

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