Wonderful view from the overgrown facade of the courtyard of the Berlin State Library (DE-1246215)This is one of the "Top Sights" to see whenever you visit Berlin... Thanks Riita and Amos (a 5 year old postcrosser)!:D
The Berlin State Library is a library in Berlin and a property of the Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation. It is the most important academic research library in the German speaking countries. It collects texts, media and cultural works from all fields in all languages, from all time periods and all countries of the world, providing these materials are of interest for academic and research purposes. Among the more famous items in its collection is a Gutenberg Bible, the autographs of Goethe, the world's largest collection of Johann Sebastian Bach's and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's manuscripts, and the original score of Ludwig van Beethoven's Symphony No.9.