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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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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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beautiful museum

what i like about Vienna is the history that you find in this city. This is another museum that one should visit

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Johannesburg, South Africa

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

what i like about Vienna is the history that you find in this city. This is another museum that one should visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I had no idea what to expect. And I was surprised with the deep emotional connection I had to the colours, the books, the smell, the atmosphere. If I had been on own, I would have had to be forced out by closing time. Time was not relevant for me in this place. I will go again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

adjoining the royal apartments and the Hoffhouse consert hall the grandness just goes on be prepared

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Welle, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

During a four days city trip, I made a rather accidental stop at the National library after an older local lady at the sidewalk told me that it's worth to have a look inside. What an understatement! From the moment you enter, you are really shuffled back to ancient times: beautiful ceiling frescos, impressive bookcases and baroque flavour everywhere. An... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ran around a little trying to find the entrance - but yes just next to the Lippizaners (Spanish Riding School). Book lovers cannot miss this beautiful place. The architecture and pieces on display are wonderful. Just a note: the actual Library (Bibliotheque) of Vienna is not accessible to tourists and is composed of study rooms for students. The State Hall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You don't have to be a book lover to fall head over heels for the absolutely magical space! This is literally the library dreams were made of, and totally reminds me of that fairytale library in Beauty and the Beast. Grand, sweeping bookcases, huge antique globes, baroque curlicues everywhere, stunning ceiling frescos. Absolutely worth the entry fee and your time.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply amazing. The architecture is almost out of this world, and is testament to the importance of education and learning in both historic and modern Vienna.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful library in the world and is part of the Hofburg Complex. It has a domed interior with beautiful frescos, wood paneling and bookcases lining all the walls.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is simply stunning. It is a baroque masterpiece that you must see for yourself. The books on display are interesting too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a must see when you go there. The fresco's that were on the wall were very colorful and bright.

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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.