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Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek

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    The library was founded before the lifetime of Anna Amalia in 1691 as "Ducal Library" by Duke Wilhelm Ernst.
    It was only on the occasion of her 300th anniversary in 1991 that she received the name of Duchess Anna Amalia, as she was considered a great sponsor of the library.

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    • December 5, 2016

  • Mapf

    The Ducal Library was founded in 1691, when Duke Wilhelm Ernst made his collected 1,400 books available to the public. Over the next thirty years, their holdings increased to 11,000 copies (Wikipedia).

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    • December 16, 2018

  • Mike

    One of the most important collections of classical German literature.

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    • February 14, 2019

  • Turbo

    Definitely worth seeing, in my opinion the highlight of Weimar. The number of tickets is limited. When I was scared of my nervous wife an hour before opening for tickets, I was until just before opening but the only waiting, so do not panic

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    • January 24, 2019

  • Romy🦋

    Especially worth seeing the famous Rococo hall!

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    • June 30, 2019

  • Wanderkaiser Opilio Martinus I.

    The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is a publicly accessible research library for literary and cultural history with a focus on the German literature of the period around 1800. It preserves literary evidence from the 9th to the 21st century as sources of cultural history and research, opens up them formal and content-related aspects and makes them available for lending and use. In total, 1 million units belong to the library stock.
    The historic library building with the famous rococo hall, which was damaged by the fire in 2004, is reopened and can be visited every day (except Mondays) by a maximum of 290 people.
    Source: klassik-Stiftung.de

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    • December 9, 2018

  • codo786

    During my visit at the end of July 2020, there were so long queues on Thursday, under corona conditions and holidays in Thuringia, that even the hoped-for view of the Rococo hall could not persuade me to queue up. That was at 1:00 p.m. and also shortly before the closure at 4:00 p.m.

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    • August 2, 2020

  • Sopho, Micha, Frieda & Bella 🐶🐾

    The Duchess Anna Amalia Library (incorrect spelling: Duchess Anna Amalia Library), HAAB for short, was founded in 1691 as the "Ducal Library" by Duke Wilhelm Ernst in Weimar.
    On the occasion of the 300th anniversary in 1991, she was given the name of Duchess Anna Amalia, who was her greatest patron.
    Its oval rococo hall, which extends over three floors, is famous.
    The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is a research library for literary and cultural history with a special focus on German literature from the Enlightenment to the late Romantic period.
    Since 1998 it has belonged to the UNESCO World Heritage as part of the "Classical Weimar" ensemble.

    (Source: Wikipedia)

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    • January 31, 2021

  • 🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴Marc🚴‍♂️🚴‍♀️🚴 🌺🌼🌻🌹🥀

    The Duchess Anna Amalia Library, or HAAB for short, was founded in 1691 as the "Ducal Library" by Duke Wilhelm Ernst in Weimar. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary in 1991, she was given the name of Duchess Anna Amalia, who was her greatest patron.

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    • March 30, 2022

  • Heinz K

    The library is even more exciting from the inside than from the outside, apart from the rich book holdings.

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    • March 9, 2021

  • Rolli

    One of the many great places to visit in Weimar

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    • April 18, 2022

  • Heiko

    The library is right on the Platz der Demokratie in Weimar.

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    • January 5, 2022

  • Marco Pellegrino

    Unfortunately, the library was temporarily closed, so I didn't see it from the inside, but it's also a real eye candy from the outside :)

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    • February 13, 2022

  • JakobusPilger

    With such a literary highlight, I absolutely have to quote the humorist Heinz Erhardt (1909 - 1979), who I admire and who was known to a wide audience for his word jokes and "Noch'n poem":
    "I once found a finch's nest,
    and in the same lay the rest
    from a crime novel.
    Now take a look:
    The finch could read!
    No wonder it was a chaffinch."
    (H.Erhardt)

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    • June 12, 2022

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