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Friday, September 25, 2015

Tip #1 - What to do on a rainy day in Vienna

Rainy Days in Vienna - The National Library

by Thomas Preyer

We all know, not all vacation days are blessed by blue skies and sunshine. The very best conditions for an Instant Tour around town. But sometimes we are out of luck and it rains cats and dogs. What to do? You are on vacation, in lovely Vienna - so sitting in a boring hotel room isn't really an option.

That's what this series of tips is all about.

What are some good things to do in Vienna on a rainy day? 

Good question. This is our first tip.

State hall of the Austrian national library
Photo credit: Manfred Morgner / Foter / CC BY-SA

Visit the magnificent state hall of the national library at Josefsplatz 1, 1010 Vienna. It's a baroque historic library that was founded by emperor Charles VI in the 18th century and designed by famous court architect Johann Bernhard Fischer von Erlach.

Globe at the state hall
Photo credit: Manfred Morgner / Foter / CC BY-SA 

In addition you can visit the Globe, the Papyrus and the Esperanto museum. The admission to the state hall is 7 EUR and there's a reduced price for the combination-ticket.