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State Hall of the Austrian National Library

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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. The State Hall – built in the 18th century as part of the former Court Library – is a...more
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Josefsplatz 1, Vienna 1010, Austria
Inner City
+43 1 53410
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Although you cannot touch any of books stored in the hall, there are lots of things to look at and you will be surprised at. Great hall.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Kimi201708
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stunning ceilings, a truly beautiful library, worth the €8 entrance. You won’t spend a long time here but there are seats where you can sit and take in the scenery.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank kingtravel15
Reviewed 1 week ago

More than 200,000 volumes up to the 1500's including a 15,000 volume personal collection is now available digitally, copyright free, on Google.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank pradeepbambery
Reviewed 1 week ago

8 euro in but worth it , fab libery , interesting , chairs available to sit and view the high book shelves

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JELLYBOO2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a 10-minute walk from Stephenplatz, the heart of the historic district in Vienna, is the Austrian National Library. It is an imperial library, indeed. This is well worth the time and ticket. The Library's State Hall is stunning and not to be missed.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank found t
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one very good looking library, but small. The place is the size of a big church and should only takes about 20-30 minutes to see everything. The price of regular admission is slightly high though, at 8 euro, and slightly less if you...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank yacro
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was one of the highlights of our trip. We didn't have long as it was pur last day and we had to get to the airport so didn't pay for the audio guide. The visit doesn't take long but it is definitely worth doing....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kathryn_Gla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a superb collection of books and so perfectly displayed. It's more a museum than a library. Great!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Susanne412
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We by chance ended up visiting this place and absolutely loved the time we have spent here. It is a joy to go and see the manuscripts (we heard that there total up to 200000), frescoes and all the various architecture. Please note that the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Deadman17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not on our list of places to visit, but it was across from the Lippizaner training/Spanish riding school. Boy am I glad we did! The frescos, sculptors, and ancient tombs were incredible.

Date of experience: February 2019
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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 centre. The
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December 27, 2018|
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Response from jjsunny10 | Reviewed this property |
There are different museums in the area (the Museum District) and the library is one of those. We spent about an hour at the library and other museums are nearby.
Daniel C
November 21, 2018|
Response from M_n_chem | Reviewed this property |
Museums and galleries are usually closed on Christmas and 1st Jan. However, I advise you to check on their website in advance.
October 16, 2018|
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Response from josephhK1782WR | Reviewed this property |
You can visit any part of the library that is available for public - means that there are certain section that is used for officials and administration that is limited to library staff - and you do have to pay entrence fee... More