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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 if you speak German

Had a timed visit without much waiting, however the tours are only conducted in German. It would, I agree, be too time consuming to do other translations. Audio guides would be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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skipton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Had a timed visit without much waiting, however the tours are only conducted in German. It would, I agree, be too time consuming to do other translations. Audio guides would be better. We last visited this Villa 40 years ago and the memories of all the antelopes heads on the wall of the staircase have stayed with us. It is... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I loved the direct link between the Kaiser Villa and WWI, I found it very interesting. Very good tour guide.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

A very worthwhile visit to a significant place in WW1 history - the villa where Emperor Franz Joseph signed the declaration of war. You can see his study and the chairs he sat in as well as his spartan bedroom which is a contrast to the opulence of other rooms ( even for a summer residence). He also shot 2000... More 

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Constanta, Romania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

I visited the Kaiser Villa late in October. I was part of a group, we arranged for an English guided tour which was great but, unfortunately, due to the weather, we didn’t visit the outside area, the gardens. We found out very interesting things about the life of Franz Josef and his Kaiserin Elisabeth, known as Sisi, as for instance:... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A really worthwhile place to visit, retain a voucher your hotel will stamp for a reduction, also if you are over 61. The rooms of the kaiser villa and the articles around bring to life the tragic story of kaiserin Elizabeth, engaged at 15 and murdered at 60. Wonderful cafe and grounds to wander around.

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Burghausen, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Second time here. Wonderful scenery and view. This time did the guided tour through the Kaiser Villa. Parking can be hard. But with a bit of luck...walking through Bad Ischl is nice. The Guided Tour though in German you have to ask for a guided written tour. Can be a bit stressful since you gotta keep up with the Guide...but... More 

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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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Houston, TX
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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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