Thursday, 8 March 2012

The beautiful National library of Austria in Vienna

The National Library of Austria has the largest collection of the country which could be expected. It was built during the 18th century and is more than 200 years old. The most impressive area is the Prunksaal or the State Hall, whiich is almost 300 years old. The books are stored against the walls up to a high altitude, we like the movable staircases to assist rearders in collecting the works they would like to consult. The State Hall contains sculptures, frescoes, wall paintings, arches, and globes. On the roof of the building you see statues and a golden globe. For us this is most likely the most beautiful library we have ever seen.

De Nationale bibliotheek van Oostenrijk heeft de grootste boekencollectie van het land en dit kon men wel verwachten. De meeste delen werden gebouwd gedurende 18de eeuw en zijn meer als 200 jaar oud. Boeken staan gestapeld in rekken tegen de muur tot op grote hoogte. We kijken verbaast naar de verschuifbare trappen om lezers te helpen de boeken te raadplegen. De pronkzaal is ongelooflijk en is ongeveer 300 jaar oud, deze bevat beeldhouwwerken, fresco’s, schilderijen, sierbogen, en wereldbollen. Op het dak van de bibliotheek zie je verschillende beeldhouwwerken en een gouden wereldbol. Voor ons is dit waarschijnlijk de mooiste bibliotheek die we ooit gezien hebben..

National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
National Library Vienna
Previous Vienna article: The Saint Stephansdom, the main cathedral of Austria in the capital Vienna

Previous Library article: The Vatican Library, the Sistine Hall and the Sistine Chapel of Michelangelo

Return to main page

12 comments:

  1. ...and he carries quite a load on his back! Stunning statues! I enjoy libraries.....since childhood, and in St. Paul, Minnesota I know a library that looks much like the one you posted here! The James J. Hill Library, and they have amazing catwalks that go to higher levels too! Excellent visit for me once again...while stopping by your blog, thank you! Karen

    ReplyDelete
  2. Supermooi, Filip, ...niet enkel voor boekenwurmen !
    Lie(f)s.

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a stunning building - inside and out. They certainly knew how to build them in those days.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Een prachtige bibliotheek, ik vind dat donkere hout zo mooi en de boekenladdertjes.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Amazing! It looks like a church or a capitol building!!! Can people still take books out of here, like with a regular library?

    ReplyDelete
  6. An incredible building. You would not believe it's a library. It's beautiful. Oh, just to hear a sense of history.

    Have a nice weekend
    Greeting,
    orvokki

    ReplyDelete
  7. Espectacular y completo reportaje fotográfico. Maravillosas tomas... muy agradables de ver y sin duda muy difíciles de realizar.

    Saludos desde Salamanca.

    ReplyDelete
  8. een heel mooie bieb, maar ik zou er ook voor de boeken komen en neuzen. Ben gek op boeken zaken en dus ook op een bieb

    ReplyDelete
  9. Amazing sculptures. I love the staircase in the photo 4.

    Greetings, Carmen

    ReplyDelete
  10. Outstanding!Thanks so much for sharing these pictures!
    Léia

    ReplyDelete
  11. simply breathtaking! bedankt for this virtual walk...and sunny+relaxing weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  12. A library is my idea of heaven! But in this library, I'd be too busy looking around me to read!!

    ReplyDelete