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“Well worth a visit”
Review of Kaiser-Villa

Kaiser-Villa
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Bad Ischl
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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
69 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Well worth a visit”
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.

Visited August 2014
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Launceston, Australia
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“Overrated and overpriced”
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 tour was starting in five minutes. We were given English translation sheets as the guide conducted the tour in German only. At first we had hoped that the English translation sheets would keep up with the commentary but our guide soon veered off and we found that we missed a lot of the additional information. We understand some German but the guide spoke too quickly which made it difficult to translate.
The tour covered various salons and bedrooms of Franz Josef and Sisi. There were numerous trophy kills on display. The final chamber contained Sisi's death mask and a model of her favourite dog. Nor were we allowed to take photos inside the Villa.
The park like grounds are fairly plain. There was a fountain but it was not running. There is a grassy hill and some forest with a path winding through this but there is little else to the grounds.
Overall it was a rather lacklustre tour and certainly unnecessary after doing several other Sisi related museums. For a better overall experience visit Schonbrunn in Vienna.

Visited May 2014
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Gold Coast
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good if you speak German”
Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very disappointed with this villa.Our guide Ms Thomas Cook spoke English at the beginning of the tour to tell us she Wouldn't speak our language during the tour....go figure?There were 16 in the group and half spoke English.Expensive when you can't understand the story of the Kaiser Villa.

Visited June 2014
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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130 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Nicely villa”
Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Nice guide tour in the villa, a bit expensive to my opinion, 13.5 EUR for person. Is you don't speak german you will be board (the guide speak german and you get a page in your language).
The villa is very nice and the park also.

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“On a rainy day”
Reviewed June 9, 2014

Interesting history Franz Josef must have nearly exterminated the entire population of Chamois whilst living there.

Visited May 2014
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