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Universitatsbibliothek Freiburg

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Address: Rottekring, Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
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Both an architectural gem and a social place

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town. Because it is open all hours this is a great place for students to gather and... read more

Reviewed 6 March 2017
Auckland, New Zealand
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Auckland, New Zealand
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721 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Although modern the building fits well into Freiburg. While distinctive it mirror the old town. Because it is open all hours this is a great place for students to gather and work, chat or just think. Definitely a plus for the university.

Thank waiake1
Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

A really beautiful place. Externally the facade is wonderful. It is a modern style but suits with the city. It is possible to see the "old" buildings reflected in it. Internally it is a very nice environment with a lot of students and all apparatus necessary th their activities. An amazing place!

Thank FreitasIba
Assen, The Netherlands
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78 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2016

This building is merely meant for students. From the inside, it's a (for tourists) totally uninteresting building. One could go for some books - but why would you? However, if you like modern architecture and / or reading (while visiting a beautiful city) it might be worth a visit.

Thank Rik B
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 July 2016

I was 4 Months in Freiburg and library was like my second home. It is a very interessant building and it can offers you all that students need. very modern and comfortable!

Thank Jonida S
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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188 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

The new university library looks like a shiny coal-black rhomboid dropped by a passing planet. Inside, a miracle of light and open space. Surely controversial as it faces a very traditional university building, it's refreshingly modern & well worth a visit.

Thank Judith D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Interesting construction with glass panels. Close to some main attractions. It is a university library frequented by students and faculty.

Thank Timothy R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 649 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 November 2015

Came across this dark glass building when strolling off the main drag in Freiburg and was intrigued enough to go in and have a look. I cannot comment for how well it functions as a library for the good students of Freiburg University and the fellow inhabitants of Freiburg and whether it was 50 Million Euro’s plus well spent, but... More 

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Reviewed 3 November 2015

I admit, I am a bibliophile and love libaries. Sadly, this Darth Vader inspired construction does not inspire a desire to stay and study. It has the charm of an industrial warehouse and not a smidgen of that reverence which one encounters at other such shrines to the human mind.

Thank wanderingwalker_13
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

I respect impressive modern facilities, but that isn't really what I look for. This was an interesting building to see, but wasn't worth much more than a look to me.

Thank Bradford B
Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2015

It is a beautiful and impressive building and it was so interesting to see how they use these buildings in modern day time.

Thank Shirley C

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