Bibliothèque humaniste

Interesting
Founded in 1455, the Humanist Library of Sélestat is one of the most famous in Europe and harks back to the golden age of Rhenish humanism. Eventually set up in a space redesigned by Rudy Ricciotti, it harbours no fewer than 450 manuscripts, 550 incunabula, and 2 000 printed works from the 16C. Among its treasures are the oldest book in Alsace, the 7C Sélestat Lectionary, and the famous Cosmographiae Introductio, printed in St-Dié-des-Vosges in 1507, which contains the first mention of America as such.

Useful information

Address:

Place du Dr-Maurice-Kubler, 67600 Sélestat

Phone:

+33 3 88 58 07 20

Opening hours

closed for refurbishment until mid 2018. See Website

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