Guided tours

Group tour

The Gotha Research Library, including the Perthes Collection, is currently unable to offer public tours of the display rooms.

We ask for your understanding.

The Gotha Research Library is a historical component of the impressive architectural ensemble of the baroque Friedenstein Palace complex. It is housed in the rooms originally intended for the Ducal library, but now occupies almost the entire east wing of the palace with the elaborately decorated rooms formerly used as living quarters. These rooms, which are now used as stacks, are open to the public on guided tours.

These guided tours of the historical display rooms of the Gotha Research Library in Friedenstein Palace (Schlossplatz 1, 99867 Gotha) or of the Perthes Collection in the Perthes Forum (Justus-Perthes-Straße 1-9, 99867 Gotha) are only available by appointment. Thank you for your understanding.

The introductions to the use of the Research Library can be combined with a tour of the historical stacks.