Libraries in Zurich

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Libraries in Zurich

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  • Jamie C
    Taipei, Taiwan149 contributions
    In a very beginning, I walked to this building and though it was a church. In the end I found I was wrong, it is a library for the civic. It's great for the people to study in a very special and historical building.
    Written July 4, 2019
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  • Ricardo A
    Proenca-a-Nova, Portugal251 contributions
    Libraries are always a great place to visit and to be. This one is a tremendous place to visit where, besides all the books you can search and read, the building itself it's a masterpiece. I was so surprised to see that there were so few visitors
    Written August 9, 2018
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  • FormerCaliBoy
    Zurich, Switzerland19,608 contributions
    The archives are located in a building on the ETH Zurich campus. The exhibit has extremely limited viewing hours, Wednesday from 14-16 and Saturday 14-16. During these hours you need to walk up the stairs (no disability access) and ring the doorbell. A security person will buzz you in to view this free exhibit.

    Upon entering, there is a common area filled with pictures and drawings. The room to the right displays Mann’s work desk and chair, lounge, wall to wall books and a beautiful ceramic stove. Also, the ceiling design is very intricate. The far room displays some of his letters, writings, and a bust of his face and also the copy of the Nobel Prize for Literature he received in 1952. Mann’s residence in Kilchberg still exists today.

    Allow less than 30 minutes for the exhibit. Also at the back of the building you can see the view of the garden and the views he would have had overlooking some of the Zurich building rooftops from his windows.

    Combine with other downtown tours.
    Written September 30, 2013
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