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Vienna: World of Globes and Books 1.5-Hour Tour

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Duration
90 minutes
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English, German

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What You'll Do
  • Visit the Globe Museum in Vienna, which houses the world's largest public collection of globes
  • Admire the Grand Hall of the National Library, one of the most beautiful libraries in the world
  • Marvel at one of the greatest Baroque interiors of Austria
Overview
Discover the world of globes and books on this 1.5-hour tour in Vienna. Explore the largest public collection of globes in the world and visit the magnificent Grand Hall of the National Library, one of the most valuable rooms in all of Austria.
What to Expect
Books and globes are fascinating. They stand for craftsmanship, knowledge, and education. Be amazed as your guide takes you on a museum tour of the largest public collection of globes in the world and leads you through the Grand Hall of the National Library, a Baroque work of art and one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

At the Globe Museum you will first find out about the production of different types of globes. With the help of several examples, you will learn about the evolution of globes, the most important globe makers, and the many uses of globes. Globes from other continents and 4 private collections round out the collection.

The second part of the tour focuses on the Grand Hall of the National Library, a Baroque work of art that houses a temple of knowledge according to the will of Charles VI. Even the dimensions of the Grand Hall amaze visitors. In addition to this are the unique ceiling fresco which glorifies the creator, a wealth of interesting statues, magnificent globes, and of course the real masters in the house – the books.
What's Included
  • Admission to the Globe Museum
  • Admission to the Grand Hall of the National Library
Meeting Point

Herrengasse 9, 1010 Vienna – Palais Mollard entrance Herrengasse metro station (on the U3 line), exit towards Herrengasse (Open in Google Maps)

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