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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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Awesome building

Magnificent building next to a huge park. Beautiful grounds as welll. Did not spend a Lot of time indoors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Magnificent building next to a huge park. Beautiful grounds as welll. Did not spend a Lot of time indoors.

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Chard Somerset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I thought lets give it a whirl, just so glad I did, the room itself is worth the visit never mind the books, only about an hour out of your life but I think you will always remember it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

This building is awesome and has a very traditional architecture in the area. It is a government building and a working library, so keep that in mind while visiting the area. It is near museums and other government buildings.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

The staff were helpful. The interior is quite wonderful and the general exhibition is interesting with information in English.

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Excellent architecture well worth looking at if you have a spare hour. Staff very polite and knowledgeable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This library leaves little to be desired for any book nerd, or lover of architecture and history. It's one of the most spectacular libraries I've visited and the exhibits are wonderful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

This is a really amazing place to visit. The library is kept in beautiful condition, displaying hundreds of books all hundreds of years old. And so many beautiful murals on the walls and ceiling. Though, it does seem a little expensive. Having paid your eight euros, you'll have seen it all in less than an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Visited yesterday. Price is 7€ or 4.50 for seniors. Audio guide is 3€, but deposit is necessary, either 20 euro or an ID. The exhibits are great, audio guide tells you the necessary peculiarities and facts. Too many books and manuscripts here. It's cold inside to preserve exhibits. The building itself is a masterpiece.

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

no matter which country you are from, you will find a document about your government/kingdom there! the building is also one of a kind!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

In my husband's words "I didn't know places like this existed!" If you love books and/or architecture, or just appreciate beautiful things - you must stop here in Vienna! It was absolutely amazing. It literally looks like something out of a movie. I wish people still built buildings like this!

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Inner City
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.