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The success of your school trip is important to us

Discover the Austrian National Library and its five museums together with your school class. Draw from the range of age-appropriate guided tours. Arrange either a regular 45-minute tour or choose the extended 90-minute tour, for instance by combining a visit to the Baroque State Hall at Josefsplatz with the service facility of the Modern Library at Heldenplatz.


Guided tours on offer

Private guided tours

For special wishes and private group tours in German, English, French, Spanish and other languages, please contact us at tel. no. +43 (1) 534 10-464 or via email: kulturvermittlung(at)

Special school programmes

The Austrian National Library provides 60-minute educational offerings at defined times each semester for comprehensive schools, grammar schools, cooperative middle schools, new middle schools, Vienna middle schools, vocational students and apprentices. Moreover, 90-minute educational offerings are available for special schools and special pedagogical centres.

Knowledge Worlds

School classes get to know the State Hall, the Papyrus, Globe and Esperanto Museums as well as the book storage facility of the Austrian National Library in a lively way. Each adventure trip has a focus, conveys the content shown in an exciting way and actively involves the pupils – this way, learning is fun!

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Word Worlds

Word Worlds aims at making pupils enthusiastic about literature, stirring an interest in the written word and teaching them literary skills. We offer 50-minute guided tours on six different themes for school classes from grade 7 upwards. The content and teaching methods are always adapted to suit the lives and interests of the young people. There is a new educational offering for primary schools – “Crafting Language in the Literature Museum” from grade 3 already.

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Change of Worlds

A new communications programme as an integration tool for schoolchildren with a migrant background! The one-hour events combine information with promoting understanding and acceptance of our culture. Life stories of famous female personalities such as Maria Theresa show how important a single person can be. Special, age-appropriate programmes are offered for the 3rd and 4th grade as well as the 5th to 8th grade.

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Net guides

School classes visited the State Hall and Globe Museum of the Austrian National Library and developed a multimedia “travel guide” for the Internet: in project work, they prepared their own reports on exhibits chosen by themselves. The results can be admired » here.

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