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University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

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University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

198 Reviews
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Alfred V wrote a review Sep 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands2,762 contributions337 helpful votes
You can feel the knowledge that is contained inside this building! Well reconstructed (they were still doing renovations), beautiful, immense and with nice details.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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bnbass wrote a review Aug 2020
Utrecht, The Netherlands431 contributions204 helpful votes
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.)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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meenakshimuthusamy wrote a review Nov 2019
Chennai District, India376 contributions40 helpful votes
Nice to know the place and nice structure and beautiful.Very popular place and tourist place in the city.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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weekinhaiti wrote a review Oct 2019
Stuttgart, Germany673 contributions83 helpful votes
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...
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Date of experience: October 2019
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retireeVancouver wrote a review Jun 2019
Vancouver, Canada1,652 contributions1,341 helpful votes
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.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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