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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 nearly 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.

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"los machen" 2015/16

Until March 14 at the State Hall

The leporello booklet „los machen“ was created as a graphic interaction between etchings by Natalia Weiss and silkscreen prints by Georg Lebzelter, based on texts by the poet Oskar Pastior.

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Capacity library area at Heldenplatz

Due to the minimum distance required by the authorities, currently not all seats are available in the reading rooms. The capacity indicator serves as an orientation for your visit

 
 
 

155 seats are still available.

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