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Karl Preusker Library

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In 1828, Karl Benjamin Preusker founded Germany's first public library in Großenhain, which was to serve as a model for many other municipal libraries.
In the bright and friendly rooms, users can choose from over 32,000 diverse media. In addition to author readings and lectures, the event room regularly hosts exhibitions. Every year, "Library Day" is celebrated throughout Germany on October 24 to commemorate the founding of the first public library.

Adjacent to the library building are the ruins of the former nunnery. This landmark of Großenhain was built in 1138 and is thus considered the oldest preserved building in the city.

In the Karl Preusker Library you can take a look into "Preusker's Good Room"! In the former living quarters of the library's founder, you will get a vivid impression of bourgeois life in the Biedermeier era. A highlight is the historic ceiling painting from the 17th century.

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Monday13:00–18:00
Tuesday10:00–18:00
Wednesdayclosed
Thursday13:00–18:00
Friday10:00–18:00
Saturdayclosed
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Update: October 08, 2021

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paid parking directly in front of the library

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51.291590, 13.528670
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51°17'29.7"N 13°31'43.2"E
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33U 397408 5683279
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Karl Preusker Library

Neumarkt 1a
01558 Großenhain
Phone +49 3522 502585 Fax +49 3522 501085

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