“The best library I ever saw I think, and definitely my favourite.”

Municipal Law Library - Munich

Munich’s Municipal Law Library is by far one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, as you probably know if you read our feature. Luckily, you don’t need to be a lawyer or a law student to visit this elaborate library as it is open to the public. It resembles a bright and warm forest in which to enjoy the magic of literature (shame it is filled with law books, eh?) – the railing on the great spiral staircase is rendered as vines and leaves, with the light fixtures repeating the same motif, giving the impression they are growing straight from the wall.

The German literary treasure is located within the city’s Neues Rathaus (New Town Hall), which was built between 1867 and 1908 by Georg von Hauberrisser in a Gothic Revival architecture style.

If you are in Munich, do not miss the chance to revel in the sumptuous wood and spiraling staircase – the library really is out of this world!

Address: 3rd Floor, The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), Marienplatz 8, 80331 München, Germany

Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am to 4:30pm

Telephone: +49 89 23300