A Journey to the World of Books - Treasures from the Anna Amalia Library. The exhibition shows the best of the rich collection of the Anna Amalia Library: from the Nuremberg Chronicle of 1493 to the King James Bible printed in 1534 and Alexander von Humboldt's famous work on his travels in South America from 1805 to 1855. Also: books related to Weimar’s cultural history, such as Nietzsche's Ecce Homo, designed by Henry van de Velde.
The Anna Amalia Library
The Duchess Anna Amalia Library is a research library focusing on German literature from the period around 1800. It preserves literary documents from the 9th to the 21st centuries and houses the book collections of Wieland, Goethe, Herder, Schiller and many others. After being damaged by fire, the historical building of the Anna Amalia Library with its famous Rococo Hall has now been reopened and can be visited by a maximum 290 persons every day.