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Duchess Anna Amalia Library, Weimar

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With a collection of around a million articles and book, Duchess Anna Amalia Library emphasizes the preservation of German literature and historical documents.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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Weimar vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.
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  • Rokokosaal ( which we visited) was opened in 1766. Around 40,000 books can be found on the shelves today. It’s worth to visit Weimar because of this library. Entrance- 8euro. Audio guide is free of....  more
    Rokokosaal ( which we visited) was opened in 1766. Around 40,000 books can be found on the shelves today. It’s worth to visit Weimar because of this library. Entrance- 8euro. Audio guide is free of....  more »
  • The online ticket order might need to be purchased 2 months ahead in summer, howevee you can also come slightly before 9am and wait for the opening of the library, so you can secure the limited... 
    The online ticket order might need to be purchased 2 months ahead in summer, howevee you can also come slightly before 9am and wait for the opening of the library, so you can secure the limited...  more »
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  • It took us 30 minutes to convince the cashier about the Museumssonntag. She was unaware that the library also participated on this day and argued with us. The two cashiers didn't speak English, making it even more complicated. Then they said that admission is only possible with excursions for which we still have to pay—worst Museumssonntag experience in whole Weimar. The website says, "Ticketreservierungen werden nicht benötigt," while the cashier said we had to make a booking since all tickets were fully booked for this day. Given all these negative reviews, visitors have pointed out this problem already multiple times for several years. At the same time, admisitration takes no action to manage this problem except answering these reviews and giving instructions on what visitors had to do. Bauhaus and Goewritinghaus museums employees make the experience way more continent.
  • If you like books, art, history and knowledge this place will enchant you. Yes it is small, yes you can’t visit many rooms, yes the libraries in Dublin and Coimbra are more beautiful, yes €8 can seem a lot, still, it is a place of historical importance and if you allow that fact to sink in (Goethe and Schiller both stood there, where you will stand) you’ll be as touched as I was.

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