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State Hall of the Austrian National Library
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Owner description: The baroque world in the State Hall What comes to mind when you think of a library hall? Enter the State Hall of the Austrian National Library and your expectations are guaranteed to be exceeded. Feel the essence of history. The State Hall – built in the 18th century as part of the former Court Library – is a breathtaking 80 metres long and 20 metres high. An intricately decorated dome and numerous frescos provide an imperial flair. This baroque jewel is home to over 200,000 tomes. Four magnificent Venetian globes, each with a diameter of over one metre, provide the finishing touch to the heart of the Austrian National Library.
Reviewed February 7, 2014

This is an absolutely beautiful library and should not be missed. Even if you are not a book-lover, the architecture is impressive. I was surprised how much it lived up to and exceeded my expectations based on the other reviews here. You only need 30-45 minutes to see the library- it will be worth every minute!

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Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

When I went there they had a fascinating exhibition about children and all aspects concerning them throughout history, which was fascinating.
However even without the exhibition the place is worth your time! It takes a little but seeing a country's national library is a good way to comprehend its values and culture.
The architecture is exquisite, and you can see manuscripts older than 2000 years! I recommend going there for anybody who truly wants to understand the Viennese spirit!

Thank Criss D
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Reviewed January 25, 2014

A very old, nice bibliotek. Building is amazing, especially the ceiling, stairs and nice wooden shelfs.
It has nice lighting which creates impressive, warm atmosphere. Entrance fee was a bit expensive.

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Reviewed January 24, 2014

I was 2 times in vienna and I saw this place for 2 times,find it more beutiful at the sceoned time.Very beautiful ,amazing place.If you love history of science or literature,you are come to right place.Otherwise the building ,the statures,the painting and the atmosphere all are excellent.Plan for a peaceful visit time and drown yourself in a gothic liberary atmosphere.Hard to find the enterance.

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Reviewed January 14, 2014

The library is beautiful, it's a bit disappointing that they're filling it with temporary exhibits that don't really fit in.

Thank Evelien D
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