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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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Amazing library!!. if you're walking around the area its worth your while to see.beautiful library with tons of books.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing library!!. if you're walking around the area its worth your while to see.beautiful library with tons of books.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you like libraries or books in general, you HAVE TO visit this library. It's absolutely beautiful. From the floor and up to the ceiling. They have a collection of beautiful books and atlas'. I can stay here for hours. Unfortunately, you can't touch the books or open them, but they are still quite fascinating to look at. Some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Austrian National Library is located in the Hofburg Palace in Vienna and is the largest in Austria. The architecture of the Library is breathtaking with it's massive marble columns and magnificent frescoes. The carved wooden galleries are filled with storeys of leather bound books accessed by wooden stair cases on wheels. Definitely worth experiencing whilst in the area. We... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Another one we only admired on the outside. Maybe we should visit Vienna on a rainy day. Impressive as many other buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The National Library is very impressive. It costs around 5 euros to go inside the main hall, which is worth it because the architecture is breath-taking. Definitely worth a 15-20 minute diversion when you're in the Hofburg area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visit the beautiful State Hall and enjoy the marvellous old Library! You can find more information on imperor Franz Joseph and other important people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

One of the most stunning libraries I have ever seen. So much detail in the paintings and woodwork. Particularly loved the globes. The signage gas some interesting information. I could spend hours in there

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I got an annual membership which costs 10€. I think the reading-rooms are suitable. They are well furnished, and normally quiet. Rooms number 2 &5 are the two which I used mostly are better, however room no.1 is really good but crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I felt like I was in the movie of Beauty and the Beast with that enourmous library! High-ceiling, loads of books, wooden ladders for the high bookshelves and second floor of the library. Perfectly lit and painted ceilings. Simply amazing! A must- see for both locals and tourists!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the great hall in the afternoon and were extremely glad we had done. The great hall is absolutely stunning. Well worth a short visit just to see. Free entry with the Vienna pass too!

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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.