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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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I stumble across this magnificent building after visiting Hofburg, and what a pleasant surprise it is. I did not went inside the building but the exterior of this building is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stumble across this magnificent building after visiting Hofburg, and what a pleasant surprise it is. I did not went inside the building but the exterior of this building is breathtaking.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Austrian national library, housed in the Hofburg palace, is magnificent. Not only does it have every book from the empire but also a pictorial view of the history of the empire and the emporer Franz Joseph. Explanations are in both German and English. The frescoes and the design are beautiful. Spend the time here.

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Moyogalpa, Nicaragua
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We didn't go inside but it was beautiful outside and interesting history associated, which is captured well in some quotes from a book on red squares out in front of the library.

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Thank ChrisMM42
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Austrian National Library is a very impressive building. It is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna. We came to it after spending some time enjoying the lovely Volksgarten or Peoples Garden nearby. The library is the largest in Austria. I have read that they have over 7 million items in their various collections. We tried to enter the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit this - the BEST Baroque room in Europe - on every visit to Vienna. Not only does the room always thrill, the exhibits are invariably interesting and well presented. Always a highlight for us.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

well worth a visit, located next to the Spanish Riding school. The rooms are wonderful and very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Structure is royal, grand and mindboggling..one can not imagine that a simple library can be this much good..amazing..for book lovers it is must..

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Immediately reminiscent of the library from Beauty and the Beast. An utterly stunning library. A little difficult to find, however, there are plenty of maps around the Hofburg palace. Well worth the 7€ entry fee. They also had an amazing exhibit on Emperor Franz Joseph and his eventful reign as the last monarch of the Austro-Hungarian empire. Shouldn't take much... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This library looks like a huge palace. Just besides the Imperial Palace is one of the must-see in the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's hard to believe that this was real. It is like something from a fairytale. I loved it. A bit hard to find but worth the search.

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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.