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Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek)

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Address: Josefplatz 1 | P.O. Box 308, 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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Just wanted to sit there...

I just wanted to sit in the Library and ingest the beauty. Gorgeous. (Besides thinking Harry Potter could pop out at any minute!) Even if you are not into Libraries the beauty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I just wanted to sit in the Library and ingest the beauty. Gorgeous. (Besides thinking Harry Potter could pop out at any minute!) Even if you are not into Libraries the beauty of this place will blow you away. It is on the list of one of the most beautiful Libraries in the world. Check it out!

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Newport, Rhode Island
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

If you love history, books sculptures .architecture this is a must. Bibliophiles will go nuts over the old books and the titles.

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Newcastle upon Tyne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Only one room but if you love books a must!,,,,the building alone is fantastic never mind the books etc,,

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Alexandria, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Located on Ringstrasse (the "Ring Road") in Heldenplatz just around the corner from Hofburg Palace, this is the largest library in Austria. It opens from 9am-9pm and charges 7 euros ($10) for admission. Unless you really want to see a bunch of shelves with some good architecture, don't bother visiting; a mere look from the exterior is sufficient.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

It is the old library,not in use any more.It has a wonderful ceiling painted with fresco,but the theme at the time we visited it(the Angels) was not so interesting.If you have spare time,it is worth a quick visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

It's so wonderful to see a library that looks like a palace or cathedral - frescos and statues- books everywhere. Spot the secret doors. While we were there they had a special exhibit on angels featuring illuminated manuscripts which was really well done. Technically it's part of the Hofburg complex, but you can't see it with your Hofburg ticket -... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Unfortunately we could not enter it properly, as the correct entrance was somewhere in the back or in another building.

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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I loved the library, the smell and feeling (o; I recommend it to everyone, for bookworm its the must see (o;

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Don't miss this....I had to pick my jaw up off the ground. Seriously one of the most beautiful rooms I have ever seen in my life...and I have seen plenty. Stunning and moving. WOW. Should be on everyone's must see list when they go to Vienna. Takes on 20 minutes but worth every second.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

The great advantage was that we could visit the place with a guide for free during company Xmas party. The visit was not too long but very interesting. The collection and the place it self are incredible. I recommend as one of the top places to visit when coming to Vienna.

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