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The Austrian National Library (Österreichische Nationalbibliothek) was once the Royal Library of the Habsburgs, one of Europe's most powerful families. It is housed in a spectacular baroque building, which is almost as spectacular as the books and artifacts that it holds.
This is the largest baroque library in Europe and is almost 20 meters high and 80 meters long, and over 7.4 million items are housed here. Sections of the library include the State Hall (Prunksaal), Map Collection and Globe Museum, the Papyrus Collection, the Esperanto Museum, old and precious prints and a Music section.
One of the most impressive exhibits here are the two Venetian globes, both with a diameter of over a mete... read more