Herzog-August-Bibliothek

Interesting
Founded in the 16C by Duke Augustus the Young, it was the largest and most important library in 17C Europe. Still an invaluable treasure trove for scholars, it houses some 860,000 volumes. Among the priceless illuminated manuscripts from the Middle Ages is the 12C Helmarshausen Gospel, said to have belonged to Henry the Lion. Globes, maps and a portolan (marine map) provide interesting insights into the state of geographic knowledge in the 15C, 16C and 17C.

Useful information

Address : 

Lessingplatz 2, 38300 Wolfenbüttel

Price:

3 €

Opening hours

daily except Mon 10am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, Good Fri, 24-25 and 31 Dec

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Schloss Schloss
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Lessing-Haus
Lessing-Haus
Lessing's last residence was this
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Schloss Schloss
Schloss
You will reach the castle via a narrow
1:00
Hauptkirche
Hauptkirche
Built in 1608 on the Kornmarkt, the
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