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Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek)

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Address: Josefplatz 1, Vienna A-1015, Austria
Phone Number: (43 1) 534 10
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Description: Center of information and research regarding the rich history of the...
Center of information and research regarding the rich history of the Republic of Austria dating from the 14th century to present day.
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150 years Ringstrasse

Located in the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) - in addition to the very impressive State hall which holds 300,000 plus books there was a very interesting exhibition explaining the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Located in the Imperial Palace (Hofburg) - in addition to the very impressive State hall which holds 300,000 plus books there was a very interesting exhibition explaining the demolition of the old Fortificatiion and the construction of the Ring ( Ringstrasse) with its great buildings from Opera, Museums, Parliament, Burgtheater, University and many privately owned Palais

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

The State Hall requires a fee of 7 euros for adults. It is a beautiful large high-ceiling room with gold embellishments in the shelves. It consists of countless books and many pieces of information presented as exhibits in glass showcases. Definitely recommend visiting!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Nice visit for the history buffs. It´s stunning place which is inviting youto stay here for a long time and read all that incredible amount of books. I would love to come here again for a week and out of tourist season, to have enough quiet to read.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

definitely worth seeing, but especially the State Hall! Incredible architecture filled in with approximately 300,000 books.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Super! One of the best in Europe!!! Recommend a lot! Loved it! Especially german speak people! Go if u have time

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A beautiful historic library with frescoes and four amazing globes. Would definitely recommend to anyone who appreciates beautiful architecture and the smell of old books! On the downside, it was a little hard to find and the massive orange signs with writing on them detract slightly from the library's breathtaking beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This place is really magic and should definitely be seen in Vienna. The architecture and paintings are unique. My only regret is in the price, which is a bit too expensive for a 10-15min visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The museum is full of rich history, however not as much Austrian history as we would've wanted. Inside you will find expositions of ancient Egypt and Greek. We're not sure whether these were permanent or temporary expositions. Either way, we would've wanted to see more from Austrian contemporary history. The cafe, however, was surreal. It is inside an area with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

200.000 books to be admired, four unique globe is by Vincenzo Coronelli 18th century reflecting the latest exploration information provided at the time presented in a State Hall built between 1723 and 1726. Facsimiles of beautiful icons repainted with the technique used in those times 1300 to 1400 are displayed in wood and glass cases. An exhibition of the development... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

very nice musuem that actually hold the payrus museum. Vienna is really a nice city with outstanding museum

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.