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Address: Jainzen 38, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria
Phone Number: (0613)223241
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Residence of Franz Josef

Tour approx.45 minutes.German speaking guide but written translations available in multiple languages.Primarily luxurious nineteenth century hunting lodge containing original... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Tour approx.45 minutes.German speaking guide but written translations available in multiple languages.Primarily luxurious nineteenth century hunting lodge containing original furnishings,furniture and fine paintings.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The summer residence of Franz Joseph and his empress Elizabeth lies to the north of Bad Ischl city and is reached by a bridge over the Ischl river. The garden is a delight with several fountains and some rather unkempt flower beds which still have a charm of their own and attract butterflies and bees. There are some theme fountains... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We went during a very rainy day trip to Bad Ischl and were very disappointed. Even with a little German knowledge the tour guide was way too fast to understand, and we weren't given any of the sheets in English that others here have mentioned. The gardens weren't fantastic either. Not good value for money.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Kaiservilla was a small villa located up a hill which contained furniture, decor and other possessions of Emperor Franz Joseph. The most astonishing thing were all the antler heads lining most of the walls. The tour guide said that he personally killed about 50,000 animals during his life time which I found repugnant.

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Linz, Austria
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

There is a €14 entry to the grounds of the Kaiser Villa plus €9.50 for a tour of the villa. Total €23.50 and you need a max of little over an hour to see all that there is to see. I think this is very poor value for money. As with all the Landesgartenschau they plonk a few flowers down... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Interesting historical landmark. Summer home of Emperor Franz-Josef and wife Elisabeth. You can visit the grounds unguided, but need to take a guided tour of the house. The tour was in German, but there were printed guides in a number of languages that you could follow along with if you didn't speak German. We visited in May and there was... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

although very small the villa gives an insight about the way the "Kaiser" and "Sissi" and their family used to live. We had excellent guide who helped us to "relive" this period

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

If you love the History of the Imperial family, this place is a must see. You will need half a day the most. The left and central wing is open to the public whilst Sissi's right wing still belongs to the descendants of the family. The entrance ticket was not expensive and knowing the money is used for up keeping... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

As another reviewer mentioned, it is indeed poignant to see the table on which Emperor Franz-Josef signed the declaration that commenced World War I. As a keen history lover, that sight alone would have been worth a visit, not to mention learning about the conscientious yet austere routine of the Emperor and how he consequently neglected his Queen, Sissy. For... More 

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Pretoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

A splendid hunting lodge set in Royal Park, with an alpine backdrop. As you enter the Villa you are simple taken aback by the hunting trophies on the walls. The guided tour is even more fascinating, giving you a feel for the furniture, art, sculptures, carving’s and yet again the Kaiser’s hunting trophies. Apparently during his life he accounted for... More 

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Address: Jainzen 38, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria
Phone Number: (0613)223241
Location: Europe  >  Austria  >  Upper Austria  >  Bad Ischl

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