Vienna – Library State Hall of the Austrian National Library

Be ready to be impress!

Located in the Imperial Palace complex, look for the Prunksaal (State Hall) or Josefplatz or the Augustine church and you will find the Austrian National Library.  It is only one room but this room is grandiose.  The idea came from Emperor Charles VI and he definitely had the budget, excellent taste and knew how to stand out. You will see the impressive collection of books in an environment filled with historical elements: Statues, frescoes, paintings and globes ornate the room.

I have to admit I was speechless. I felt like Belle when she entered the Beast library in the movie Beauty and the Beast. My eyes were wide open by the immense beauty. Every corner has its splendor.

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