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Municipal Library Treasury (Schatzkammer der Stadtbibliothek)

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A hidden jewel, not to be missed

This small museum, close to the Roman "Kaiserthermen", displays an excellent collection of medieval... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2018
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Not the most inspiring building from the outside, Trier's Stadtarchiv hosts a truly magnificent... read more

Reviewed December 21, 2016
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Frankfurt, Germany
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A collection of rare German books and manuscripts.
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Weberbach 25, 54290 Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany
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Reviewed July 10, 2018

This small museum, close to the Roman "Kaiserthermen", displays an excellent collection of medieval manuscripts, starting in the 8th century, and important early printed books. Anyone who has an interest in history will enjoy this small place.

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Reviewed March 30, 2017

When we visited the museum section of the Municipal Library (‘Stadtblibliothek’ in German), we had the whole place to ourselves. The library itself was already closed for the day. This specialised museum was much smaller than we expected, which was a bit of a disappointment....More

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Reviewed December 21, 2016

Not the most inspiring building from the outside, Trier's Stadtarchiv hosts a truly magnificent collection of ancient manuscripts in its recently renovated treasury. One full copy of the first volume of the Gutenberg bible plus several unique historical documents such as the Codex Egberti and...More

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Reviewed August 23, 2016

I'd gladly have given it top rating, however, here are my reservations: two of the most illustrious manuscripts (the Carolingian Ada Evangeliary and the "author portait" in the Ottonian Registrum Gregorii) are not on display, nor is there any explanation of the reasons. In answer...More

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Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Excellent collection of ancient manuscripts. The audio guide, which is programmable to various languages, was very informative. The staff was very helpful. Surprisingly, we were just about the only visitors when we went.

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Reviewed June 25, 2015

If somebody is very interested in historical documents, hand written scripts and early printings, this is an ideal place. The museum is not very big in size, but contains very valuable documents, that date back hundreds and hundreds of years ago. We had a guided...More

1  Thank ach33
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Although the library is being rebuilt, the librarian Dr Nolde is delighted to show the treasures in his collection, which includes some superb medieval manuscripts and charters. Though from the outside this looks shabby and unpromising, do not be deceived, it is unforgettable.

1  Thank ganzpalaeography
Reviewed August 24, 2012

I do understand that medieval manuscripts and early printed books aren't on everyone's list of "must see" items. If they are, this is a must, must stop. The Stadtbibliothek has a superb collection that includes a Gutenberg bible, marvelous old terrestrial and heavenly globes, and...More

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