Austrian National Library

Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek

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From the outside, the Austrian National Library strikes you as a palace-- grandois Baroque architecture, and majestic detailings. Standing tall, front and center is a statue on horseback, accompanying the the building's grand arches, columns, and delicate carvings. Inside is just as marvelous. The State Hall is filled with round 200,000 leather bound historical books shelved two stories high, beautiful marble statues, and Ventian Globes. The Ceilings captivate your eyes with detailed paintings supported by ornate plaster work, golden finishings, and circular windows that allow natural lighting in the various halls of the library. Although the State Hall in itself is already an attraction, the National Library also hosts a Literature Museum, a Globe Museum, a Papyrus Museum, and a Esperanto Museum.

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Open today: 10:00-18:00

Josefsplatz 1, Vienna, Austria

+43 1 53410394
Indoors, Air conditioning

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