Herzog-August-Bibliothek

Interesting
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.

Useful information

Address:

Lessingplatz 1, 38300 Wolfenbüttel

Phone:

+49 5331 8080

Price:

5 €

Opening hours

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

Nearby tourist attractions

Lessinghaus
Lessinghaus
Wolfenbüttel
0:30
Wolfenbüttel Palace Wolfenbüttel Palace
Wolfenbüttel Palace
Wolfenbüttel
1:00
Stadtmarkt Stadtmarkt
Stadtmarkt
Wolfenbüttel
0:15
Maisons à colombage Maisons à colombage
Maisons à colombage
Wolfenbüttel
0:30
Hauptkirche
Hauptkirche
Wolfenbüttel
0:15
Trinitatiskirche
Trinitatiskirche
Wolfenbüttel
0:15
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