University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)
4.5
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Friday
8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 AM

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David N
Hawthorne, CA798 contributions
Apr 2023 • Solo
I was really looking to seeing the gorgeous Renaissance style facade of this historic building. It was constructed in 1901, so I guess it is time for some renovation.

I did go inside and appreciate the beautiful staircases and hallways, as it is an active university library.
Written 13 July 2023
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podrozniczka60
New Jersey14,833 contributions
Sept 2022
It is the central library of the Heidelberg University.
A prominent and distinctive building. We could not walk in but learnt that it is impressive inside, historical but still functional structure.
Written 28 September 2022
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AAG
7 contributions
Jul 2022
It's under construction. The facade isn't visible and when you walk in, it's not immediately clear what's available to tourists.
Written 16 July 2022
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Alfred V
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,824 contributions
Aug 2020
You can feel the knowledge that is contained inside this building! Well reconstructed (they were still doing renovations), beautiful, immense and with nice details.
Written 13 September 2020
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bnbass
Utrecht, The Netherlands428 contributions
Aug 2020
The reason to take a peak inside the library is to check the Codex Manesse. It is usually on display on the first floor. Weird thing is that neither the staff nor the way it is displayed shows any respect for the uniqueness of this midieval book. As if they rather ignore the whole thing. But entrace is free so if you are around just pop in and see of the book is on display (mind you, it is sometimes locked away for research so it´s a bit of a gamble of you can see it ot not.)
Written 30 August 2020
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meenakshimuthusamy
Chennai District, India376 contributions
May 2019
Nice to know the place and nice structure and beautiful.Very popular place and tourist place in the city.
Written 2 November 2019
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weekinhaiti
Stuttgart, Germany715 contributions
Oct 2019
The Heidelberg library is housed in a beautiful old building with totally modern rooms in the interior. Open to the public with bathrooms in the basement, so why not visit...
Written 27 October 2019
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retireeVancouver
Vancouver, Canada1,825 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
The University Library entrance is located at the intersection of Grabenstrasse and Plock, across the street from Peterskirche. The library built from red sandstone in the early 1900s is richly sculpted on its exterior. On either side of a green entrance door two sculpted figures lean against columns representing the transmission of knowledge - Prometheus and Eve. Overhead are sculpted busts and large ornate medallions. The facade gives the impression of an old building. I wondered how modern it would be inside.

Upon entering the building one has to go up a flight of stairs to see some rooms which were open for students to study in. These rooms were set up as modern computer rooms where students could use large screen computers set up on rows of tables. These study areas had comfy lounge chairs on one side of the room and a rug covered the floor. These rooms did not reflect the traditional exterior of the building. I didn't see any stacks of books, periodicals or circulating desk in that area.

However, in a display case in the hallway by the stairs, an old, thick illustrated book was open to show its contents - The Codex Manesse. It's a collection of medieval songs that was handwritten and vividly illustrated in the early 14th century. These pages reminded me of an illustrated manuscript with text on one side of the book and the illustration beside it on a new page. There were no musical scores on the opened page. The text was written in old German script. Next to this old book was a recent publication which had copies of the original pictures. Several pages were open so that visitors could see more of the pictures in the collection. While the pictures were interesting to look at, they were simply drawn with details that told a story that I was unfamiliar with. The information board in the display case would be informative to German speaking visitors.

Later, I discovered, from the University's website, that the collection of books the French had gifted to the Pope after looting them from the Heilliggeist library in the late 1600s - the Bibliotheca Palatina - had been digitized and was available online on a website sponsored by the university. History buffs might be interested in that fact.

The display of the Codex Manesse would be worthwhile to see for those interested in medieval works. I enjoyed my peek into the library building, but I wish I had wandered around to see more of the building. On a Sunday morning, it was not busy with hustling students.
Written 25 June 2019
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David N
London, UK20 contributions
May 2019 • Family
Rebuilt in 1905 and recently refurbished. Rather disappointing, unless you're there to seriously study.
Written 28 May 2019
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miamanu71
Heidelberg, Germany22 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
The Heidelberg University Library is a modern building established 1388. The main building in red stone was built 1905 with the will to build a building in harmony with the Heidelberg's castle. It has mostly many art nouveau elements.
In the courtyard a modern part allows to read in the big reading room with lots of daylight.
It is an interesting building and indeed a nice place to walk in.
Written 20 March 2019
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