Rose Library

History of the library of the Rosarium Sangerhausen

The Rosarium in Sangerhausen was officially opened on July 3, 1903.
In addition to the preservation and expansion of the rose collection, the Rosarium was now also a contact point for questions from rose enthusiasts from all over the world on the subject of the "rose". With the increasingly extensive collection of literature on this subject, the foundation for the rose library was laid at the same time.

When in 1935 the Central Office for Rose Research was opened under the direction of Dr. Harald von Rathlef, the stock of the library could be extended many times over with scientific contributions and publications.

After the end of World War II in 1945, the Soviet occupation forces shipped a large part of the now extensive library, catalog collection, and other research materials to the then Soviet Union as reparations. All efforts to retrieve some of the lost holdings were unsuccessful.

With the opening of the "New German Rose Library", we are pleased to be able to continuously expand the existing stock of literature and to provide all interested rose lovers with an insight into the diversity of literature on roses.

The library is a reference library.
We ask for prior registration by telephone or e-mail:
Phone: 03464 572522
Fax: 03464 578739
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Our rose service for you

Rose consulting on site

Experienced guides and allotment gardeners will answer your questions at the Europa-Rosarium.


The Sangerhausen Rose School

In various seminars yo will learn interesting facts about roses, their cultivation and more.


Expert advice on request

Our experts answer technical questions by e-mail or on the phone.


Bloom calendar

Which roses bloom when? You can find the answer in our flowering calendar.


Rose directory

On your walks through our Rosarium you can see 80,000 rose bushes and admire about 8600 rose species and rose varieties.


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