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Universitatsbibliothek Freiburg

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Both an architectural gem and a social place

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Nice building close to attractions

Interesting construction with glass panels. Close to some main attractions. It is a university... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2016
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22 Oct 2017
“Unusual architecture”
6 Mar 2017
“Both an architectural gem and a social place”
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Platz der Universitaet 2, 79098 Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This is a very interesting piece of modern architecture in the middle of Freiburg, close to the much older university buildings. It's worth going to have a look at, even if just to see the contrast between new and old.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank jinnes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town. Because it is open all hours this is a great place for students to gather and work, chat or just think. Definitely a plus for the university.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank waiake1
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A really beautiful place. Externally the facade is wonderful. It is a modern style but suits with the city. It is possible to see the "old" buildings reflected in it. Internally it is a very nice environment with a lot of students and all apparatus...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank FreitasIba
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This building is merely meant for students. From the inside, it's a (for tourists) totally uninteresting building. One could go for some books - but why would you? However, if you like modern architecture and / or reading (while visiting a beautiful city) it might...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank 506rikb
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I was 4 Months in Freiburg and library was like my second home. It is a very interessant building and it can offers you all that students need. very modern and comfortable!

Date of experience: September 2015
Thank Jonida S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The new university library looks like a shiny coal-black rhomboid dropped by a passing planet. Inside, a miracle of light and open space. Surely controversial as it faces a very traditional university building, it's refreshingly modern & well worth a visit.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Judith D
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Interesting construction with glass panels. Close to some main attractions. It is a university library frequented by students and faculty.

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Came across this dark glass building when strolling off the main drag in Freiburg and was intrigued enough to go in and have a look. I cannot comment for how well it functions as a library for the good students of Freiburg University and the...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I admit, I am a bibliophile and love libaries. Sadly, this Darth Vader inspired construction does not inspire a desire to stay and study. It has the charm of an industrial warehouse and not a smidgen of that reverence which one encounters at other such...More

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank wanderingwalker_13
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I respect impressive modern facilities, but that isn't really what I look for. This was an interesting building to see, but wasn't worth much more than a look to me.

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank 876bradfordb
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