State Hall

State Hall central oval

The State Hall of the Austrian National Library – the former Imperial Court Library – is considered the most beautiful library hall in the world. Built from 1723 to 1726 at the time of Emperor Karl VI, today it is known as a Gesamtkunstwerk in baroque style. The architects were Fischer von Erlach father and his son. The marvellous frescos were painted by Daniel Gran. Approximately 200,000 books are kept in the State Hall, including the private library of Prince Eugene. The State Hall offers an exclusive setting for official festive occasions, concerts or presentations.


State Hall 1280 sq.m, usable area for events 730 sq.m
upon special agreement
Central oval 34/16 440 150
Total 80/4.5 to 34 300
*Auditorium style


Herkules Musarum (cetral statue): Emperor Charles VI.
Emperor Charles VI.
State Hall and statue of Emperor Charles VI.
State Hall central oval
Center of cupola fresco 
Aurora: Peace Wing
State Hall about 1767
Floor plan


Josefsplatz 1
1010 Vienna

Further informations and reservation:

Monika Prischl
Tel.: (+43 1) 534 10-262
Fax: (+43 1) 534 10-550

Virtual presentation

last update 8/24/2012