Berlin State Library (Building on Unter den Linden)

Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin - Haus Unter den Linden

This impressive enormous building (170 meters long and 170 meters wide) was built between 1903 and 1914 specifically for accommodating the Royal library. In 1914 the new library took about 1,2 million books to be kept in the new building. Now the entire collection of the Berlin State Library numbers to 10 million books. There are over 200 thousand of rare and valuable pieces of the German and world culture, naming just a few would be the manuscripts of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Ludwig van Beethoven's 5th and 9th Symphonies, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decamerone, autograph of Johann Sebastian Bach, one of the rarest editions of the Ninety-Five Theses by Martin Luther, autographs and authors’ manuscripts of famous scientists and many more.

Address: Unter den Linden 8
Opening hours: Mon – Fri 9 am – 9 pm, Sat 9 am – 5 pm, Sun closed
How to reach: Friedrichstraße U6
Coordinates: 52.517605, 13.391727