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Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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As a writer, literature musuems are always interesting, and this is no exception. Interesting... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2017
Jamie B
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The most beautiful historic library in Vienna and possibly the world!

Housing Austria's best! A baroque state hall with a difference - frescoes, arches, marble statues... read more

Reviewed November 12, 2017
Hello T
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“Language Barrier”
Nov 12, 2017
“The most beautiful historic library in Vienna and possibly the world!”
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Read, listen, see and marvel. Discover new and unexpected things and experience how literature opens new horizons. With its permanent exhibition, communication programmes, events and special exhibitions, the museum offers an intricate and open...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Johannesgasse 6, Vienna 1010, Austria
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Reviewed December 2, 2017 via mobile

As a writer, literature musuems are always interesting, and this is no exception. Interesting history of Austrian writing, I only wish more of the displays had translations or that I were fluent in German. Definitely not your typical tourist stop, but worth it for book...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

Housing Austria's best! A baroque state hall with a difference - frescoes, arches, marble statues etc. It took 3 years to build (1723-1726) with the ceilings completed 4 years later in 1730. It is currently used as a museum housing books and works by Prince...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 21, 2016

This museum gives a very rich introduction into the modern literary history of Austria. It is set in the building that formerly housed the state archive, where Franz Grillparzer, one of Austria's greatest writers, was director. The permanent exhibit is housed on two floors where...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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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
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