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Very interesting story behind this villa

Worth a visit when you're in Bad Ischl. Even though the guide was conducted only in German but... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
WorldPassport
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Los Angeles, California
Small but interesting

I didn't know much about Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, this was an interesting way of learning... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Connie L
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Houston, Texas
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The Kaiser called this place as a piece of paradise. He was right. Very beautiful grounds, surrounding park and clean refreshing air. It could be better maintained, and is certainly worth it. Also, I don't really see the point of not allowing visitors to take...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Worth a visit when you're in Bad Ischl. Even though the guide was conducted only in German but there's a hand out in English and other languages as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

To visit Bad Ischl without visiting the Kaiservilla is possible, but not reasonable. It is a historic site where Kaiser Franz Josef signed the manifesto addressed to his peoples that set off World War I. When I was a child, I was most impressed by...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't know much about Emperor Franz Joseph and his wife, this was an interesting way of learning more about them. Was not a fan of the many, many animal horns on the walls.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Connie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Guided tour is only available in German. Those who do not understand German have to read the tour info from 2 pieces of laminated A4 size paper, of which they will have a description of the room that we are being guided into. This palace...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank travelholicj70
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We bought a combined park and villa ticket, choosing not to go in to the photo museum. The villa is a truly fascinating place, as it feels surprisingly small and intimate for an Emperor's residence - much more like a family home than you would...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Merrowmum
Reviewed August 1, 2019

An excellent glimpse into the life of Franz-Joseph, showing a little of how he lived and worked in a more intimate environment than the hugeness of Schonbrunn. The tour is well organised. The property has nice gardens for a stroll too.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank JPHStVincent
Reviewed July 22, 2019

We bought a combined ticket (park + palace + photo museum = 17 €). We first went to visit the palace and joined a German guided tour, but they gave us English translation, so we could walk around without listening the guide. The palace is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Soccca
Reviewed July 20, 2019

Like others we were reliant on an English crib sheet whilst the guide talked away in German. However, as we know some German, we were able to follow some parts of the extra stories she told her audience that weren't in the script. It was...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Altraveller
Reviewed July 5, 2019

1. As a museum it is not very reasonable and organised. Naturally it is interesting because of its former residents. Best you can do, to go to the museum as a very well-informed and cultivated visitor to enjoy it. No chanche to get new information,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Yes there is, but each one gets a sheet in his/her language and you take as much time as you like. The spoken tour is only in German
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