Founded in the 16C by Julius of Brunswick-Lüneburg, the scriptorium was the largest in 17C Europe. Still a widely used research centre for scholars, it houses a million volumes, including Henry the Lion's 12C Helmarshausen Gospels and other priceless illuminated manuscripts. Globes, maps and a portolan (navigational chart) provide interesting insights into the state of geographic knowledge in the 15C, 16C and 17C.
Address:Lessingplatz 1, 38300 Wolfenbüttel
Phone:+49 5331 8080
Price:5 € €
daily except Mon 10am-5pm - closed 1 Jan, Good Fri, 24-25 and 31 Dec