"Books, books, books...." Österreichische Nationalbibliothek - Austrian National Library Tip by Penelope4

   
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  • Books, books, books.... - Vienna
  • Books, books, books.... - Vienna
  • Books, books, books.... - Vienna
  • ceiling in the Prunksaal - Vienna
      ceiling in the Prunksaal
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  • another part of the ceiling in the Prunksaal - Vienna
      another part of the ceiling in the Prunksaal
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I love the sight of books, the smell of books and well, I read them too.

If you happen to be in Vienna and it gets bitter cold - hide - seek comfort in the Austrian National Library. I've just done that. Well, in summer, I find other excuses to get there.

The State Hall of the Austrian National Library is said to be one of the most beautiful historical libraries in the world. You should see the frescos on the ceiling which were completed in 1730 by Daniel Gran.

About 200,000 books which have been printed between 1501 to 1850 are found in the State Hall.

Entrance to the Prunksaal is Euro 7.

Address: Oesterreichische Nationalbibliothek, Josefsplatz 1
Directions: It's next to Michaelerplatz. It's at the very center of Vienna. You won't miss it. Ask any Viennesse. Everybody knows where the national library is :D
Phone: +431 534 10 0
Website: http://www.onb.ac.at

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  • Updated Jan 2, 2010
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