[GERMANY.THUERINGEN 30467] The library was founded in 1691 and renewed by Duchess Anna Amalia in 1761-66. It received the name Herzogin-Anna-Amalia-Bibliothek in 1991. The Rokokosaal is its most famous feature. Goethe was (co-) director of the library from 1797 till his death in 1832.
The library and part of its collection were severely damaged by fire on 2 September 2004. The restored building was opened in October 2007. Photo Mick Palarczyk.
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