State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Vienna

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Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Library
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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  • Amazing library, most beautiful I have seen. The quality of the offering is amazing, and the history is astounding. We were very fortunate to happen upon a day where there was free entry, and there...  more »
  • One of the nicest place i had the chance to see in my life. The atmosphere, the beauty, the impression time has stopped, everything makes you feel like living in another century... Indispensable  more »
  • Top of the visiting list, I had hudge expectations from this place and was not let down. The place is impressive both in size and design. It's always a good practice to arrive early as it opens at 10 AM and gets crowded really fast. Also, the attraction is included on the Vienna Pass free entry list
  • How beautiful. And so well preserved and cared for. I have to say entry is confusing, the family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) is cheaper than the ticket for 2 adults, but they will not sell you the family ticket if you don;t have children. Very strange. But once inside its ...just glorious.I would have loved a photo on the bookshelf "stairs" ( what do they call these ) but there's no way to get to them. But a highlight of our visit to Vienna

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