Statue von Karl VI. im Zentrum eines barocken Bibliothekssaal

The State Hall of the Austrian National Library - the former imperial court library - is considered the most beautiful library hall in the world. It was built from 1723 to 1726 under Emperor Charles VI. Today it is considered a baroque synthesis of the arts. Father and son Fischer von Erlach were the architects, and the magnificent ceiling frescoes are by Daniel Gran. In the State Hall there are about 200,000 books, as well as the private library of Prince Eugene. The State Hall offers a very exclusive setting for representative ceremonies, concerts or presentations.

Capacities and dimensions

Room layout of the State Hall: Middle oval and two side wings (space inside the showcases)
Square measures: 1.280 m², usable area: 730 m²

Renting only by special agreement!

 Length/ Width (m)Area (m²)


Middle Oval34/ 16440--160
Total80/ 4,5 bis 34 --300


Floor Plan State Hall

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State Hall

Due to an event, the State Hall will be closed from 2 p.m. on April 24, 2024.