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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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Famous palace for the last emperor of Austria and Sisi.

Easily walking distance from the centre of the town. The place itself was built as a wedding present to the crown prince and Elisabeth: " Sisi" . We were told about the history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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trondheim
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trondheim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Easily walking distance from the centre of the town. The place itself was built as a wedding present to the crown prince and Elisabeth: " Sisi" . We were told about the history, about Sisi, that was never photgraphed after 30 years old ((she was assasinated in Geneva 61 years old in1898. It is the place there the emperor signed... More 

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Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This historic place takes you back to the demise of the Austro Hungarina empire, sealed by the ultimatum to Serbia, which started the 1st World War. The guided tours are DIY in a number of languages which allows you to take as much time to visit as you prefer. Bad Ischl is definitely worth an outing from wherever you are... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice walk up from the station in bad ischl. gardens have been improved for the flower festival in 2015. this was the summer residence of kaiser franz josef but when you enter it is quite sombre and dark. franz josef was here when he signed the declaration of hostilities against serbia and precipitated ww1. it was interesting to see how... More 

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Thank nakagoli
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Having read "The Accidental Empress" I especially enjoyed seeing this "Camp David" of Emperor Franz Joseph. The tour was in German but there was an information sheet in the language of your choice so we could follow along. We took a nice walk through the grounds which are a lovely park.

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Thank Ramona J
Frankfurt, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Located right off the main street of Bad Ischl, this fascinating insight in to the Emperor of the Austrian Hungarian Empire should not be missed. Tours are scheduled in several languages and you are provided with a read out sheet in case you miss something. The gardens took a beating during a recent storm but they are beautiful.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit but the guided tour is only in German so you read through a written guide depending on which language. Plan for 3 hrs the cafe is also a nice place to sit on a hot day after waking through the lovely gardens. Worth a visit.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

We were totally bemused by the fact that we had to wait until the precise time of the next tour and then (as English speaking only) were handed a card to do a self tour! Apart from that silly start, we really enjoyed exploring this beautiful old Villa. We found it very interesting, especially the history. There were no crowds... More 

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Thank Yvonne W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We visited this place and took the guided tour (which you have to do, as not allowed to wonder round on your own). I think the tour guide must have been good, as she had everyones attention and they all laughed occasionally. However, everyone who couldn't speak German was given a typed card for the tour. This is where the... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016 via mobile

Very nice small imperial Villa in the heard of Salzkammergut. We really enjoyed the tour with a nice guide that knew so much about the imperial family.

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Thank Christian P
Zagreb, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Kaiser Villa is a place definitely worth visiting - check for the working time: it is open daily only from April to October. It can be viewed only within guided tour which are only in German, if you're not a group and have organized a tour in English. A pamphlet in your language with description of every room on the... More 

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