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Library of the Imperial Abbey of Salem, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Located in Baden-Württemberg, north of Lake Constance, the Imperial Abbey of Salem covers 17 hectares (42 acres) surrounded by vineyards, meadows, fields and forests. Built along the river Aach, this Cistercian abbey was founded in 1134. For more than 650 years, it was one of the most important abbeys of the Cistercian order in Germany. Built in Baroque style, its library has a superb vaulted ceiling. It holds about 60,000 works.

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