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Marienbibliothek in Halle (Saale)

Iron stairs at the Marienbibliothek in Halle (Saale), Germany

The Marienbibliothek, a library named after the nearby church Marienkirche was founded by Sebastian Boetius in 1552. In the beginning, the books were stored in a tower of the Marienkirche. Today the library is housed in a typical magazine of the late 19th century with iron stairs and iron-cast pillars.

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Library of the Francke Foundations in Halle (Saale)

Library of the Francke Foundation in Haale (Saale), GermanyThe library was founded at the beginning of the 18th century by August Hermann Francke for the teachers and pupils at the schools of the Francke Foundations. The edifice built in the years 1726-1728 is regarded as Germany’s oldest surviving secular library building. [German]

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Public book box in Poysdorf

Public library in a former phone box in Poysdorf, Austria

Fun! There is a public library inside a former phone box in Poysdorf. You can take some books for free without asking. You are only ought to bring them back or to put in some other books instead.

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Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar

Duchess Anna Amalia Library in Weimar, Germany

The Duchess Anna Amalia Library (Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliothek) houses a major collection of German literature and historical documents. In 2004 a large part of the library became destroyed by a terrible fire. In the ground floor there is a worth seeing exhibition telling about how scientists rescued damaged documents.

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Stadtbibliothek am Mailänder Platz in Stuttgart

Inside the Stadtbibliothek in Stuttgart, Germany

Inside the municipal library (Stadtbibliothek) of Stuttgart. The library situated on the Mailänder Platz was planned by the Korean architect Eun Young Yi. I especially love the patterns of all these books inside the library.