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The Humanist Library

Come and discover the oldest preserved manuscripts in Alsace and a remarkable collection of precious publications in a spectacular setting designed by the architect Rudy Ricciotti.

From Saturday, July 11th, wearing a mask is maintained, as are barrier gestures.
Daily guided tours will resume on August 1st but will be limited to 9 people per time slot.


Discover a host of Renaissance treasures in a museum in the heart of Alsace! Explore the secrets of some truly exceptional books... The Bibliothèque Humaniste takes visitors on a fascinating journey, from medieval manuscripts to rare printed works 15th and 16th century, in a magnificent architectural setting created by Rudy Ricciotti. Follow in the footsteps of illustrious humanist Beatus Rhenanus and marvel at his personal library, a treasure which features on the UNESCO Memory of the World register.

The interactive features on offer throughout the tour allow everyone to get to the heart of the books and understand the richness of Rhenish humanism. Spend an unforgettable moment in this heritage facility ideally located at the crossroads of the Alsatian tourist routes.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 174m
  • Distance to the nearest station (km) : 1
  • Prices :
    • Adult rate : 6€
    • Child rate : 4€
    • Group rate : 4€
    • yes : 85€
    • Family (2 adults + 2 children) : 16€
    • Etudiant : 4€
  • Price advantages :
    • Free for children (age limit) : 6
    • Discounts for children : 7-17 : 4
    • Fixed price package for families (minimum number of people) : 4
    • Group (minimum number of people) : 15
    • Other special offers : Groups: free of charge for the accompanying person and the coach driver
  • Comments on prices : Credit card, Cheque, Holiday vouchers, Cash
  • Type of visits proposed : Free visit, Self-guided visit with documents in French, Visit with guide tool, Visit with educational sheets/pack, Guided tour for individuals, Guided tour for groups, Guided tour for groups with reservation
  • Services offered : Workshops/classes
  • Amenities services : Air conditioned site, Toilets
  • Languages spoken : French, German, English
  • Practical services : Group reception, Children's reception, Shops /Sale of goods, Left luggage, Local tourist information, Open to individual clients
  • Group headcount :
    • Mini : 2
    • Maxi : 25

Opening times and days are liable to change according to circumstances. Please take all the necessary precautions.

  • Protective measures : The service provider declares to respect the sanitary protocols, Wearing a mask is mandatory, Hydroalcoholic gel available, Contactless payment highly recommended
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