State Hall of the Austrian National Library

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1 Josefsplatz, Vienna, Austria

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Prunksaal Sep 27, 2017
The Prunksaal der Österreichischen Nationalbibliothek (Court Library of the Austrian National Library) is part of the Hofburg.

It was built for Emperor Charles VI (his statue stands in the centre of the library) by Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach and after his death finished by his son in 1735.

It contains abaut 200000 books originating from 1501-1850 including the collection of Prince Eugen of Savoyen with about 15000 volumes in the middle oval.

In the centrepiece of the impressive baroque library hall on the 30 meter high oval dome is a fresco by Daniel Gran.

Open from 10 am to 6 pm, closed on Monday-

Entrance fee is € 7.

Entrance from the Josefsplatz
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