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University Library (Universitatsbibliothek)

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 1:00 AM
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Ploeck 107-109, 69117 Heidelberg, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
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Reviewed June 24, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 28, 2019

Rebuilt in 1905 and recently refurbished. Rather disappointing, unless you're there to seriously study.

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank David N
Reviewed March 19, 2019

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...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank miamanu71
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Well-conserved library. We entered inside and I can to say it's more beautiful outside than inside. In use.

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Jorfraggle
Reviewed February 17, 2019

A must see in Heidelberg. The library is not only for students. They have an impressing architecture and currently a nice exposition about the art of faking and by the way you can enjoy a really strong coffee from the coffee mashine. For students is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Christian A
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This amazing building survived WWII without being bombed (like the rest of the town - which is just amazing). Enjoy the outside architecture and then go inside and see the exhibits.

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank stephrab
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

It is hard to believe but the library dates back to 1388. A richly ornamented building from the red sandstone was constructed in the beginning of XX century. The architect, who built the library, took an example of Heidelberg castle and added many elements of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed September 29, 2018

This university was founded in 1386. At the southern end of the Grqbengasse you find the university library which you can enter and visit it. The four-wing construction is a top achievement of Baden architecture. On the stairs you will find busts of famous scholars....More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Ralf K
Reviewed August 22, 2018

a beautiful library inside and outside! Free admission to the building. It's worth to go down the Ploeck street on your way and stop for a coffee in one of cute, small cafeterias

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank enciazhonolulu
Reviewed August 16, 2018

Inside there is not a lot to see, but the architecture of the building is stunning inside and out. The building is open every day.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Debra B
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