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Protecting the Past for the Future

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Please note:

Advance Notification in Reading Rooms

Please note: An advance notification is essential for your research in the reading rooms of the Austrian State Archives. Please use our online-tool for reservations.

The reservation concerns only one seat in the reading room. If you want order records, pls. contact extra the respective departments.

No fees are currently charged.

Records made available before the lock-down are still available.

Please note the rules and regulations of the Austrian States Archives (in German, PDF, 169 KB).

Reopenening Austrian States Archives

We are very pleased to inform you, that the reading rooms of the Austrian States Archives in the central archive in Nottendorfer Gasse 2, 1030 Vienna are open from 8th June 2020 from monday to friday at the usual opening hours. 

Due to the legal requirements in connection with the corona virus, the number of research places is limited and therefore registration is required. Please find more information about the registration procedure within next days on our website. 

After reopening the reading rooms, the Austrian States Archives automatically extends all currently valid tickets for the duration of the corona-dependent closing time and the period of limited free access. 

We ask for your understanding!