The Austrian National Library

Exclusive events in a baroque setting in the heart of Vienna

Hold your conference where kings and noblemen used to read: the magnificent event rooms at the Austrian National Library are a prestigious venue for a meeting or gala dinner, surrounded by 3.9 million books and stunning décor. Situated in the heart of the city and therefore easily accessible on public transport, this outstanding venue features characterful rooms with sonorous names such as the Sala Terrena, Atrium, State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room. They can accommodate a total of 1300 people in a historic ambience. You are free to choose your own catering and table decoration company, so your event at the Austrian National Library will be everything you could wish for. If required, an experienced technical partner can provide professional equipment at the venue.

Historic rooms and innovative ideas

Whether you are organising a conference, seminar or evening event, at the Austrian National Library you can realise your event ideas in an atmosphere of timeless elegance. Are you planning a workshop with several hundred participants, preferably with a gala dinner to follow? The Camineum can accommodate from 63 to 480 people, depending on the seating arrangement. It can be configured with U-shaped, theatre-style, banquet-style or classroom-style seating, or stand-up cocktail tables. Other rooms such as the Sala Terrena and the Atrium also present different seating options. The most exciting room of all in which to give free rein to your ideas is the State Hall: a baroque symphony of the arts dating from the 18th century, formerly the private library of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Nowadays the arabesque room not only houses 200,000 books but also hosts some very memorable evening events. Would you also like to keep up the literary inspiration even during dinner? In the Augustinian Reading Room, formerly a monastic library and one of the most exquisite rooms in Vienna, you can have a meal served directly to the antique reading desks, surrounded by books and the frescoes of the Austrian rococo artist Johann Baptist Wenzel Bergl.

Pomp and splendour – bespoke grandeur at the Austrian National Library

At the heart of Vienna's First District, you will find the Aurum, Augustinian Wing, State Hall and Augustinian Reading Room. The bel-étage of the Palais Mollard is in Herrengasse, just a few minutes' walk away. Inside these historic walls you can realise your most ambitious dreams, to the highest standard and to suit your own wishes and requirements. Wi-Fi, podium and stage are already there, and you have the option of hiring a professional technical partner from the Austrian National Library. This means that hybrid events are also possible: those guests who are unable to attend in person will be connected live. You choose between two streaming packages giving you a range of technical services ranging from the technical team itself to the opportunity for your audience to ask interactive questions. Perhaps you already have a reliable event organiser? For your event at the Austrian National Library, not only do you have a free choice of partner for the catering and décor, but you are also free to arrange your own technical partner.

Surrounded by culture and knowledge

Austria's biggest library is in the heart of Vienna's Old Town, which boasts a stunning array of cultural heritage of all kinds. This event location is identified as a "Green Location", with hotels in various price categories within easy reach on foot. For anyone coming by car, there are underground car parks close by. If your guests wish to explore the First District between their meetings and workshops, the Literature Museum of the Austrian National Library is only a short walk away and presents the full diversity of Austrian literary history in stunning style. Anyone with an interest in cartography or geography will find happiness at the Globe Museum in the Palais Mollard itself. To learn more about the history of the country and the city, head for the entrance to the monumental Heldenplatz, just six minutes' walk away from your event venue. That's where you'll find the House of Austrian History, the republic's first museum of contemporary history. To delve even deeper into Viennese culture, a visit to the Spanish Riding School, the Vienna State Opera, the Musikverein or one of the many theatres in the surrounding area would be well worthwhile.

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1. Current situation: Please note the current COVID-19 regulations in Austria. 

2. Special features:

  • Technical equipment: Wi-Fi
  • Equipment for presentations: Stage, podium
  • Largest room in square metres: 972
  • Good public transport connections: Yes

3. Especially suitable for:

  • Seminars and workshops
  • Conferences
  • Congresses
  • Trade fairs
  • Christmas parties, team-building events and dinners
  • Incentives
  • Green meetings
  • Hybrid events

4. Contact: | +43  1 534 10 – 260 oder +43  1 534 10 – 262