State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Vienna

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Discover the rich history of Austria from the 14th century to the present day at State Hall of the Austrian National Library. The library complex features four museums, archives, and multiple special collections. You can peruse antique manuscripts, rare books, old maps dating back to 16th century, papyrus from the 15th century BCE, old and precious prints, and more. Visit the Prunksaal, the central structure of the old imperial library and part of the Hofburg palace. You can walk down the hall lined with marble statues of emperors and see the frescoes depicting the virtues and the wealth of Habsburgs, the founders of the library. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.
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  • Wow, what an amazing library! This place is a must see while in Vienna. Pictures do not do the place justice; you have to see it for yourself. When we went there it wasn’t too crowded, lots of great.....  more
    Wow, what an amazing library! This place is a must see while in Vienna. Pictures do not do the place justice; you have to see it for yourself. When we went there it wasn’t too crowded, lots of great.....  more »
  • We were able to take a guided tour of the national library on June 30 right before it closed for a six month renovation. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Vienna: learning about the... 
    We were able to take a guided tour of the national library on June 30 right before it closed for a six month renovation. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Vienna: learning about the...  more »
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  • A true "hidden" gem. Don't miss this. Seen as one of the 25 most beautiful libraries in the world I could completely understand why. Even if you aren't a book lover the architecture and paintings are just breathtaking. I was surprised at how few people were inside in comparison to the crowds walking the streets. A lovely stop.
  • It’s a cool place as a library but what does a bunch of illustrations doing there, I don’t understand. It disturbs the beauty of the library so much

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