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“A lovely building.”
Review of Alte Bibliothek

Alte Bibliothek
Ranked #288 of 1,023 things to do in Berlin
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Owner description: This old library is now used as Humboldt University's lecture theater.
Reviewed 21 October 2017

The historic library is a lovely building located in Bebel square.
While the building is, indeed, lovely, it was not accessible so we could not visit it but only admire it from the outside.

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Reviewed 27 June 2016

On the Bebelplatz this building was also very much destroyed during WW II, but in the 60's it was reconstructed. They hava a great collection of manuscripts.

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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Alte Bibliothek or the Old Library can be seen on one side in Bebelplatz. This building was originally designed as the Royal Prussian Library. If you have been to Vienna you can see that it resembles greatly with the inner part of the Hofburg palace. The curved facade was so unusual for the 18th century Berliners that they gave it the nick name Kommode, which means chest of drawers. A part of this building currently houses the law department of the Humboldt university. This is one of the largest libraries of Europe and has huge collections of Biblical and Musical manuscripts and autographs. It is also the largest scientific research library of Germany. This treasures in this library was first attacked by the Nazi's who destroyed the books which opposed their point of view or were written by the undesirables like the Jews. Like all the other buildings in this area this library too was destroyed by during the British air-raids of WWII and was reconstructed in the 1960's.

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