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“Amazing library”

State Hall of the Austrian National Library
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US$59.40*
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Vienna Christmas Tour
Ranked #11 of 814 things to do in Vienna
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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 1 April 2018 via mobile

The library room is quite amazing to experience. Fantastic room like taken out of a movie. Price is a little bit high though.

Thank Tonni J
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"floor to ceiling"
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"love books"
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"beauty and the beast"
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"book lovers"
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"harry potter"
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"antique books"
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"globe museum"
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"marble statues"
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"hofburg complex"
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"on display"
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"no flash"
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"interesting exhibition"
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"main hall"
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"prince eugene of savoy"
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"baroque architecture"
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"special exhibition"
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It is very special library, with full of minds and arts, you can find history of contradictory from protecting of men science or destroying it.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

No words can describe how beautiful the state hall is! It is definitely worth the visit, the pictures of the hall itself are beautiful and seeing it in person it's like you're actually in the Beauty and the Beast film!

1  Thank Briseida C
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Beautiful and informativ. It is worth the ticket and you can spend some time there, not only if you like books.

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Reviewed 29 March 2018

And this year the library is celebrating its 650th anniversary so it is putting a rotating series of rare, highly valuable of display (Gutenberg Bible, Mozart compositions, for example). Awe-inspiring and mind-boggling. A must-do spot in Vienna.

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