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Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek)

Address: Josefplatz 1 | P.O. Box 308, Vienna A-1015, Austria
Phone Number: (43 1) 534 10
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Ranked #17 of 303 Attractions in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
Owner description: Center of information and research regarding the rich history of the Republic of Austria dating...
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Type: Libraries, Specialty Museums, Traveler Resources, Museums
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Bratislava, Slovakia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

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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Vienna, Austria
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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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Kaliningrad, Russia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Unforgettable place! I felt both like in Beauty & the Beast cartoon and Harry Potter movie. Here you can find old books on old shelves taking the whole huge hall and two storeys. Only here you can understand how precious and important a book was. Some books are a piece of art, especially their illustrations. You should visit this place,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

If you are a bibliophile and/or love architecture, this is a must see. Located just off Josephplatz in the Hofburg, the Austrian National Library is a lovely spot to while away an hour. The 7 euro ticket gains you access to the library and whatever special exhibit is current, (in December it was a special display on angels in illuminated... More 

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Island Park, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

This facility has many amazing features. Now I know where they got the idea for the..books to ceiling scene..inBeauty and the Beast ! It really was lovely and not a long ,hiking visit..but definitely worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a privilege to me having the opportunity to get acquainted with this amazing place.We are talking about the Prunaal hall .I've never been before in a such impressive and monumental biblioteque!.Went with my Girlfriend and we were enchanted with the atmosphere.I highly recommend to You not to miss the Nationalbibliotek !

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Beautiful setting, wonderful interior and precious books. It even hosted a little exhibition on Franz Joseph which was truly enjoyable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The library is a true treasure and worth visiting. What is just as important is the associated Globe museum. The Globe collection is the largest in the world and the museum is the official headquarters of the International Coronelli Society. The globe collection used to be housed in a room in the main library, but was recently moved to a... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

This was one of the highlights of our trip. This is the 3rd time we have been here and this time we went with a Guide ( this made all the difference and well worth the price). This is one of the most beautiful buildings I have ever been in - the art, history and culture ooze from every inch... More 

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