The Hofburg: Austrian National Library

Interesting
Founded in the 18C by Emperor Karl VI at the height of the Baroque period, the National Library contains several million works. Its gem is the Prunksaal stateroom, a splendid homage to the knowledge contained within the 200 000 ancient books lining its walls. Some are extremely rare, such as the Vienna Dioskurides, a Byzantine manuscript dating from the 6C, and the Gutenberg Bible. Do not miss the Globe Museum (Globenmuseum).

Useful information

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Josefsplatz 1-2

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Josefsplatz
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This well-proportioned square, with an
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Hofburg : Treasury Room
A treasury is recorded here in the 14C.
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Josefsplatz
Josefsplatz
This well-proportioned square, with an
15 minutes
Spanish Riding School
Spanish Riding School
Founded in the latter part of the 16C,
Dorotheum
Dorotheum
Behind the pink façade of this neo
15 minutes
See all

Other ideas « Art and Culture »

Hofburg : Treasury Room
Hofburg : Treasury Room
A treasury is recorded here in the 14C.
180 minutes
Dorotheum
Dorotheum
Behind the pink façade of this neo
15 minutes
Church of St Michael
Church of St Michael
The Church of St Michael, the former
15 minutes
See all