Duchess Anna Amalia Library World Heritage Site

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Duchess Anna Amalia Library
UNESCO World Heritage Site
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LocationWeimar, Germany
Part ofClassical Weimar
CriteriaCultural: (iii)(vi)
Reference846-006
Inscription1998 (22nd session)
Websitewww.klassik-stiftung.de/en/institutions/herzogin-anna-amalia-bibliothek
Coordinates50°58′43″N 11°19′56″E / 50.97861°N 11.33222°E / 50.97861; 11.33222Coordinates: 50°58′43″N 11°19′56″E / 50.97861°N 11.33222°E / 50.97861; 11.33222
Duchess Anna Amalia Library is located in Thuringia
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Duchess Anna Amalia Library is located in Germany
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The Duchess Anna Amalia Library (German: Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek) in Weimar, Germany, houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents and is part of the UNO designated Classical Weimar (World Heritage Site). In 2004 a fire destroyed the main wing and a substantial part of the collection; restoration of salvaged volumes lasted until 2015.

The library contains[citation needed]:

The reading room
  • 1,000,000 books
  • 2,000 medieval and early modern manuscripts
  • 600 ancestral registers
  • 10,000 maps
  • 4,000 musical scores

The research library today[clarification needed] has approximately 850,000 volumes with collection emphasis on the German literature. Among its special collections is an important Shakespeare collection of approximately 10,000 volumes, as well as a 16th-century Bible connected to Martin Luther.


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