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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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Stunning... A must see

If you're in Vienna, you would be crazy not to visit this stunning Library. It isn't big and won't take long to see, but it leaves a lasting impression.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 15, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There really isn't anything to see here. For 7 euro you can view the "state hall," but I don't think it's worth it.

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

If you're in Vienna, you would be crazy not to visit this stunning Library. It isn't big and won't take long to see, but it leaves a lasting impression.

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Rapid City, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The National Library had a beautiful interior with an outstanding collection of manuscripts. You can go into the library, but you need to find the correct entrance. Follow the map which is posted throughout the whole imperial complex, if I remember correctly is was #12. The entrance was away from all the museum entrances.

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Locust Dale, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Don't miss this special place. We had a little trouble finding it, but it's well worth the hunt. We stood stunned at the beauty of the place, especially the ceiling. What an excellent surprise.

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Chicago, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

be forwarned my daughter and i tried to enter the library today and were turned away and told it was only for members????

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Grandville, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Wow what a place, could you imagine if you worked here? The library is situated in the Hofburg Palace and might be the most beautiful library in all of Europe.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Seriously do not miss visiting this library. It is one of the most beautiful libraries in the world! When we visited there was this delightful display of old travel posters. Even if there is no display visit it. The shelving, stairs, paintings and statues are all just amazing. Take your time to look around and let its beauty sink in.

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Ribeirao Preto, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

The library is extremely beautiful inside, has the same style as of many churches in town. But the greatest thing about it is that it's permanent exhibition tells the story of the city in a brief but very informative way, so you get to know the important facts about many of the famous buildings and the Ring. So it gets... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Less the books, but the building and the decorations! Something which you should miss if you like barokk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Great place to discover authentic old fashion library, with wooden shelves , large globes that show knowledge of the time, high ladder for climbing up to the ceiling. It is cold in the winter, no heat due to conservation of books.

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Additional Information about Austrian National Library (Nationalbibliothek)

Address: Josefplatz 1 | P.O. Box 308, Vienna A-1015, Austria
Phone Number: (43 1) 534 10
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Inner City
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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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.