Duchess Anna Amalia Library

Visits and tours

The temporary exhibitions in the Renaissance Hall are open to all visitors free of charge.

Due to conservational concerns, only a limited number of visitors are allowed into the Rococo Hall each day and only at fixed times. Admission tickets are often sold out long in advance.

There are, however, some 70 admission tickets set aside each day for day visitors and can be purchased at the ticket counter in the Historic Library Building starting at 9:30 am. Please bear in mind that these tickets are sold out very quickly due to high demand.

Groups (15 to 20 people) are required to reserve tickets in advance.

Tickets can be reserved in advance for groups at the Visitor Information Centre. Advanced booking is only possible by written request, which must include your complete adress, number of your party and the exact date of your visit. Please send your request via e-mail to info@klassik-stiftung.de or fax it to us: +49 (0) 3643-419816.

Admission tickets for individual visitors can be purchased up to three days is advance (subject to availability) from the Klassik Stiftung Weimar counter at the Tourst Information Office at Markt 10.

We recommend registering for group tours in advance. At an additional fee, we can also offer a guided tour of our Study Centre or the tower.

Disabled Access

The Historic Building of the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek is largely handicap accessible. However, there are several areas which remain inaccessible due to conservational reasons. In the following, we provide some information to help you plan your visit.

If any questions, our staff at the Visitor Information Centre would be happy to assist your further.

We recommend making a reservation to ensure that you will be able to visit the library on the day you desire.

Wheelchair users can access the building via a lifting platform at the side entrance on the left. To use the lifting platform, please notify a member of our staff via the call box. If you did not make an advance reservation, you can purchase your ticket directly from our staff. Please note that only limited numbers of day tickets are available and cannot be reserved.

Inside the building, you will find a lift with which you can reach the Rococo Hall on the first floor and the handicapped-accessible WC in the basement. Wheelchair users can reach the Renaissance Hall and its temporary book exhibitions with the assistance of our staff.

Because the historic wooden floors are extremely sensitive, visitors in electric wheelchairs are kindly asked to change to a specially prepared wheelchair when viewing the Rococo Hall. Protective wheel covers are available to visitors in push wheelchairs.

Our staff will be happy to help you change wheelchairs or attach the wheel covers.

If you use a hearing aid, we offer induction loops to allow you to listen to the audio guide via your hearing device. Please enquire at the audio guide lending counter.

A written version of the audio guide is available for the hearing impaired.

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