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Kaiser Villa

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Address: Jainzen 38, Bad Ischl 4820, Austria
Phone Number: (0613)223241
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Great place to learn about Franz-Josef and Elisabeth.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Linz, Austria
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99 reviews 99 reviews
63 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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121 attraction reviews
187 helpful votes 187 helpful votes
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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Sible Hedingham
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

This lovely hunting lodge in a vast and groomed park make a great visit for all ages and interests. There's art, stuffed animals, pictures, costumes and furniture galore and the gardens are beautifully landscaped. The history of the era is fascinating and here you see the social context well illustrated by the tour guides (self-guided leaflets in languages other than... More 

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Athens, Attiki, Greece
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

In a beautiful place the "real home" of Franch Josepf and Sissy.The real house of the last Austro-Hungarian monarchs. Recommented

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

On our travels around Europe have been visiting various places associated with the Hapsburgs and this is a great visit. An authentic tour of a Villa located in a beautiful spot which really brings the history alive. The park is great for a stroll and coffee and cake on the terrace is perfect.

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Launceston, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The Kaiser Villa is located in the centre of Bad Ischl and has a large free car park within easy walking distance. We found the Villa park was quite good value but the villa tour was another 9.50 euro each. We had just arrived before a two hour lunch closure and had to rush up the hill as the last... More 

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