Fun for the whole family

Do you value appropriate guided tours for your children? Even the youngest visitors to the Austrian National Library have their proper place. Whether it be private child-appropriate tours for groups of ten or more persons, public events as part of the “Wiener Ferienspiel” in cooperation with WienXtra or special children’s events on public holidays and during school holidays: you are sure to find the right leisure programme for your children at the Austrian National Library.

Where are the magical animals hiding? Children set off together on a search for all kinds of animals that are hidden in the large ceiling fresco of the State Hall and in valuable books. Alternatively, discovering the current special exhibition in the State Hall is on the schedule.

Age: 6 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult 

Duratiom: 45 minutes

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Small stories and poems are read and created together. Because it’s fun to play with language.

Age: 9 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult 

Duration: 45 minutes

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What did pupils in ancient Egypt write on? Rarely on papyrus, because this was expensive and precious. What about sherds? They bring good luck and are perfect for writing on them.

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Age: 8 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult

Duratiom: 90 minutes

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Where did the famous explorer Christopher Columbus really want to travel to? Why are there both terrestrial and celestial globes? And why are entire continents missing on some maps?

Age: 6 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult

Duration: 45 minutes

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What does Klingon sound like, the language of extraterrestrials from the TV series “Star Trek”? And what exactly is Esperanto? Without spending too much time on grammar, the children are introduced playfully into the world of languages. The guided tour can, on request, be combined with a crash course in Esperanto.

Age: 8 to 13 years old, accompanied by an adult

Duration: 45 minutes

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A journey of discovery in the vast underground world of books. From here, children send selected works with the book train overhead to the ground floor – excitement and fun for the whole family.

Age: 6 to 12 years old, accompanied by an adult 

Duration: 45 minutes

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Entertaining guided tours await you and your baby in a relaxed atmosphere in the Austrian National Library. Breastfeeding, bottles, baby carriers and pushchairs are welcome (we recommend the baby carrier). Whether lying or sitting on baby mats, standing or rocking your baby, visitors with babies will learn fascinating details about the State Hall of the Austrian National Library during these tours.

Target group: Parents and carers with newborns and babies

Duration: 45 minutes

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Entertaining guided tours await you and your baby in a relaxed atmosphere in the Austrian National Library. Breastfeeding, bottles, baby carriers and pushchairs are welcome (we recommend the baby carrier). Lying or sitting on baby mats, standing or rocking your baby, visitors with babies will learn fascinating details about the Austrian National Library’s magnificent collection of globes during these tours.

Target group: Parents and carers with newborns and babies

Duration: 45 minutes

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Statue von Karl VI. im Zentrum eines barocken Bibliothekssaal
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State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room

Due to filming, the State Hall will be closed from February 27 until March 12, 2024. 

The Augustinian Reading Room will be closed from February 27 until March 8, 2024. During this time, no books can be provided from the collection in the State Hall. As a substitute, the Reading Room of the Collection of Manuscripts and Old Prints (Josefsplatz 1 in the left wing of the building, Manuscripts Staircase 2nd floor) will be available during regular opening hours.
Thank you for your understanding.