This magnificent space is part of the Austrian National Library, located in the imperial Hofburg Palace in Vienna. Formerly known as the Imperial Library (Hof-Bibliothek), the State Hall (“Prunksaal”) is the central architectural piece of the library and features a soaring, ornately painted cupola.
It was built in the 1720s to house the court library and holds about 200,000 books. The hall is divided into two sides: the War and the Peace sides, reflected by the statuary and frescoes.
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