Austrian National Library

Town: Vienna Address: Josefplatz 1 Phone: +43 1 534 10 e-mail: Price: 2 - 2 EUR The Austrian National Library houses the royal library of the Habsburgs, which dates from the 14th Century. The library building, which was developed out of the premises of the court from 1723, is a still expanding structure which reaches to the Neue Hofburg. The Great Hall of the current library was ordered by Karl VI. Designed by the undisputable masters of Baroque, the von Erlachs, the hall is enhanced by the complete collection of Prince Eugene of Savoy, which constitutes the core of the site's holdings. Ranking as one of the finest libraries in the world, the library features a vast array of manuscripts, rare autographs, globes and maps, as well as other historic memorabilia.