State Hall of the Austrian National Library, Vienna

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Discover the rich history of Austria from the 14th century to the present day at State Hall of the Austrian National Library. 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. Plan trip to Vienna with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • When you enter... But beautiful! Maybe maybe exaggerated 8 euros, but I would go back to see it, definitely takes you in time, in half an hour to get it, you are always in the center so I would recommend
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  • Libraries always impress, but when they are so magnificent they leave speechless. You should bring a bit of time with you so that you can also let these magnificent ceiling paintings have an effect on you. The Prunksaal is and will remain a highlight of Vienna visits.
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  • Absolutely incredible. If you're visiting Vienna do not miss going here. Beautiful paintings and some amazing historical artifacts and information about the history of Austria and Europe in the 1500s onwards. Amazing.
  • It is definitely worth for a visit. It's a little bit cold inside the hall so be prepared for it. Be aware that tripod might be a problem. As we were warned after 15 mins of shooting, tripod is not allowed (nowhere written).
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