Monday 11 a. m. guided tour through the rooms of the Upper Lusatian Library.
The Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences was founded in 1950 by the merger of the library of the Upper Lusatian Society of Sciences, which was dissolved in 1945, with the Milich City and Gymnasial Library. Today it is a modern information centre on the history and present of the city of Görlitz, Upper Lusatia and Lower Silesia. More than 140,000 volumes in the collection document the history and culture, art, nature, economy and society of the region between Dresden and Wrocław.
On the closing day of the museum, the Görlitz Collections invite you to a special guided tour of the rooms of the Upper Lusatian Library. After a brief introduction at the library’s headquarters, Handwerk 2, the library staff will lead the guests to the Milich Library and finally to the historical bookroom of the Upper Lusatian Society of Sciences in the Museum Barockhaus Neißstraße 30.
It was built on the model of the Franckesche Foundations in Halle and noble private libraries in Central Germany and Silesia and is today one of the most beautiful library rooms in Germany. The triumphal arches of knowledge, which form the backdrop structure of the hall, are filled with around 20,000 volumes.
Meeting: Upper Lusatian Library of Sciences, Handwerk 2
Note: The historical library room can also be visited individually during the regular opening hours of the Kulturhistorisches Museum. Therefore, no guided tour is offered on Easter Monday.
In addition, (travel) groups (from 10 people) have the opportunity to take a short photo stop in the historical library hall during opening hours. Information is available at the museum box office in the Baroque House, phone 03 581/67-1410.