Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek, Vienna

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Discover the rich history of Austria from the 14th century to the present day at Osterreichischen Nationalbibliothek. The library complex features four museums, archives, and multiple special collections. You can peruse antique manuscripts, rare books, old maps dating back to 16th century, papyrus from the 15th century BCE, old and precious prints, and more. Visit the Prunksaal, the central structure of the old imperial library and part of the Hofburg palace. You can walk down the hall lined with marble statues of emperors and see the frescoes depicting the virtues and the wealth of Habsburgs, the founders of the library. Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Vienna trip simple and quick.
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  • I came here after seeing a YouTube video about it. I felt like I had walks back in time, oh so beautiful. I just wanted to sit, stand and stare and take in all of this place. So beautiful.  more »
  • We paid to go inside and wander around the library and we were so glad we did as the interior was spectacular.  more »
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  • The State Hall is really a brilliant baroque architecture! Its gorgeous well- preserves interior bring you back in history. Amazing wall paintings are impressive. The replicated books serve as a perfect representation of their original ones. Recommended!!!
  • Visit: it is an extremely beautiful baroque library. The architecture makes you feel as if you are travelling back in time. The only thing I think the library should improve is to open up more rooms for the visitors to visit rather than just the State Hall. TAKE NOTE: Google doesn't update the opening hours, I've been there twice because it is written that the library is open up to 9pm only to find that it has actually closed. It is better to check their official web.

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