Friday, 18 November 2011

The Austrian National Library

The Austrian National Library was once the Royal Library of the Habsburgs, one of most powerful families in Europe. It is a baroque building and one of the largest and most beautiful historical libraries in Europe. Nowadays 200.000 books printed between 1501-1850 are stored in this hall - oval center of the hall. The Austrian National Library owns more than 8 millions books and objects. The library consists of State Hall, Map Collection and Globe Museum, the Papyrus Collection, the Esperanto Museum, old and precious prints and a Music section.

It's a fascinating building, with the content that will never be study in detail. But simply walking through the tunnel of books makes me feel like some kind of a great scholar.

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