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Books of Every Kind Dating Back

This is not just a library but a museum. The books range from large to tiny, older and more recent... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
GoinPlaces63
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Major library, a must see for anyone visiting, and the central place for scholars worldwide working on early modern hist

Everyone working on the Middle Ages and the early modern period is aware of this first-rate... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Albrecht C
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16 Oct 2017
“Books of Every Kind Dating Back ”
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“Major library, a must see for anyone visiting, and the central place for scholars worldwide working on early modern hist”
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Lessingplatz 1, 38304 Wolfenbuttel, Lower Saxony, Germany
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

This is not just a library but a museum. The books range from large to tiny, older and more recent, and almost anything you can imagine. The docents are very knowledgeable. This is a place that is worth 'just sitting' to take it all in....More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

Everyone working on the Middle Ages and the early modern period is aware of this first-rate library. A true paradise for scholars. The Bibelsaal is particularly worth seeing.

Thank Albrecht C
Reviewed 26 May 2017

It is hard to imagine the huge variety of books and documents contained in this library, given the relatively small dimension of the city. Nonetheless, it should not be forgotten that Wolfenbuettel is a town with a a great past. The Library is extremely well...More

Thank Stefano M
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is a tour not to be missed. If you enjoy history, just being in this library is an experience. We found books back into the early millennium as well as books that were so tiny the script had to be viewed through a microscope!...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

We bought tickets for 5€ each person and spent about 3 hours in the visiting part of the still working library. Everything is clean, including the free toilet. We were spending most of time in the room with the oldest evangelical book of the 10th...More

Thank Nguyen C
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Marvelous library! Great place for eople interested in historic books. Always interesting exhibitions.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed 16 June 2016

The collection of rare printed bibles is second to none, and the staff and exhibits of this famous ducal library are both excellent

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 15 July 2015

Excellent! The ancient Bible is kept so well, very colorful with details. And imagine how the great person to manage such lots of books at such long time ago. Very impressive.

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Reviewed 29 September 2014

The Herzog August Bibliotek has a long, long history and was once rated as a wonder of the world. In those days it was a wooden structure built in the round. The present building is stone, and rather imposing. Inside, the mood changes. The main...More

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