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Marionetten Theater Schloss Schoenbrunn

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn Hofratstrakt Hofratstrakt, Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1- 817 32 47
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My 6 year old & I enthusiastically agreed that this was the best thing we did while we were in Vienna this summer. The artists performing at the Marrionette Theatre are so... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

It was amazing to be there and see spectacle. Theater is very profesional and personal is very nice. They allowed us to take pictures and we were very glad to spend there our time.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I know we went to Vienna and in Vienna German is the language spoken. However, the Marionette Theater is advertised as a tourist venue. As such one would think that tourists would be accommodated, at least minimally. I am sorry to say that this is not the case. The theater is tiny and the seats very uncomfortable for what proved... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I came to Vienna for classical music and attended The Magic Flute at the Marionettentheater. I was disappointed to find that the musical accompaniment was a medium-quality audio recording played on low-quality fuzzy speakers. The lyrics and dialogue were in German, as expected. The lady who sold me my tickets promised on the phone that I would have the English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Although in German, i appreciate the Magic Flute and tried to understand. The marionettes are very well done, and handled greatly by the team. Must visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We attended the performance because we had a 10 year old with us but the four adults enjoyed the show as much as she did. We saw 'The Magic Flute' and read the synopsis beforehand and were therefore able to follow the story. The marionettes are beautiful and we were more than impressed with the talent involved to manipulate them.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Been there with my boys (age 3 & 14) the big boy enjoy every minute. the little one had enough after 30 minutes. The explanations during the show are in german only, it could have been nicer if we had translation. I enjoy the show, the music and the costumes

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you don't think your kids will last an entire opera session at the Staas opera, this is a great alternative. Set in the beautiful grounds of Schloss Schonbrunn, this small theatre performs beautiful marrionette plays of the famous operas. We took our two children, 8 and 11 to a performance of The Magic Flute, and although we could not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

My 6 year old & I enthusiastically agreed that this was the best thing we did while we were in Vienna this summer. The artists performing at the Marrionette Theatre are so talented and the theatre itself is very cute. Also very much appreciated were the cushions provided for children in order to ensure that they could see the action... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

A surprising and thoroughly enjoyable evening; so much so that I didn't want it to end. The marionettes performed Mozart's Die Zauberflote (and it was a terrific recording too). All in German. You don't even have to speak German (which I don't) or like opera (which I DO) to enjoy the art and unique talents of the Marionettentheater. Adorable little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The seats aren't super comfortable but the rest of the experience is amazing! Great for kids who like opera and can sit through the show.

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn Hofratstrakt Hofratstrakt, Vienna 1130, Austria
Phone Number: +43-1- 817 32 47
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Vienna Region  >  Vienna>  > Hietzing

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Staying in Hietzing

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Hietzing
Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighborhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.