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« Reply #45 on: August 16, 2006, 12:54:14 PM »
An extensive site,in german,of most,if not alll,the Imperial and Noble Palaces in wonderfull Vienna:

http://www.burgen-austria.com/Palais.asp
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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2006, 04:45:22 AM »
Has anyone got a picture of the dying room of Nap. II ?
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« Reply #47 on: August 25, 2006, 08:42:46 AM »


When I was in Vienna two years ago, we took a private tour of the city, and the driver/tour guide told us that part of Schönbrunn palace has been converted into residential condos. I found that very hard to believe, but he insisted it was so. Does anyone know if this is true? I know I didn't misunderstand because I asked a couple of times. Thanks!

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« Reply #48 on: August 30, 2006, 08:39:38 AM »


When I was in Vienna two years ago, we took a private tour of the city, and the driver/tour guide told us that part of Schönbrunn palace has been converted into residential condos. I found that very hard to believe, but he insisted it was so. Does anyone know if this is true? I know I didn't misunderstand because I asked a couple of times. Thanks!

No, you didn't misunderstand. This is indeed so.  8)

Can`t someone move this to the right thread by the way????

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« Reply #49 on: September 03, 2006, 04:25:45 PM »
Hello!

I had already written to Rob, the Administrator, to put this topic to the Habsburg thread, but he did not respond me, and evidently did not do that...a pity, maybe he is too busy.
As I only manage the Habsburg thread I can only make changes there, but cannot put this away to the Habsburgs, as I do not manage the Italian royals, too.  :(

I have just come back from Vienna this evening and yesterday I have seen Schloss Schönbrunn, it was really very nice and interesting to see those rooms, unfortunately there was not too much time, as the bus went away so fast >:(

 Its a bit a pity that it is only possible to watch those rooms from the "outside" ( that means behind glasses) and not possible to go into the rooms itselves to see the photos from the near and to feel how to sit there or something 8)
But in general I can only say, it was very impresssive and everyone , who is interested in the topic should go there once. A pity that it´s not allowed to takes photos there...and: you should have some more than me to see it... :P
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« Reply #50 on: September 03, 2006, 05:00:51 PM »
Here some of my photos that I took, they are from yesterday morning.

(Sorry for only from the outside)






Entrance to the museum:





From the other side:



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« Reply #51 on: September 04, 2006, 07:39:10 AM »
Do you have pics of Franz Carl's apartment in Schoenbrunn?

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« Reply #52 on: September 04, 2006, 09:08:01 AM »
Do you mean from inside?

The problem is that photographing the rooms was forbidden and so I could not take any photo from the rooms inside. That was really a pity,  photographing was only possible from the outside (the building from the outside).
There were so many interesting rooms with photos, also with stuff of Franz Karl, but unfortunately I could not take pictures. There were too many people, who could have seen it, and maybe I would have come into trouble... :(
 If you find any picture of the room, please send it!
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« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2006, 01:11:49 PM »
Thank you anyway.

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« Reply #54 on: September 08, 2006, 01:56:54 PM »
I visited Vienna & Schoenbrunn in wintertime, no crowds but very cold.
 I think the parts that have been sold as condos are forner annexes & staff quarters, not the palace proper. I saw something about this when searching for unique properties.
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« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2006, 06:45:34 AM »
Do you mean the rooms, which are to see there, are not those rooms, where the people have once lived?
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« Reply #56 on: September 09, 2006, 09:57:58 AM »
Yes, of course they are. It is old staff quarters and service wings that were converted to condos. As I recall.
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« Reply #57 on: September 11, 2006, 06:20:20 AM »
Thanks very much for all of these :D wonderful :D pictures. Did you take all of them by yourself? It´s very interesting that it seems to be possible to take photographs there, or did you get a special permission?
It´s a pity that I could not go there! I only saw Arstetten from the outside, quite far away, when I was driving with the bus away from Vienna. I would be very interested to go there once, I hope I will get a possibility...Did you go there only once or several times? I have read it still belongs to the descendants of Franz Ferdinand, is this right? Did you meet any interesting people there?

Again: Thanks for the nice photos! :D
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« Reply #58 on: September 11, 2006, 02:14:10 PM »
I've been to Artstetten twice. In summer 2003 I was there for the last time. As I am very interested in Archduchess Maria Annunziata, 3rd wife of Archduke Carl Ludwig, I was very excited to see the place she loved so much. But although Annunziata is Franz Ferdinand's mother, you can only see two photos of her and some kind of memorial.

As far as I know, everybody is allowed to take pictures. And yes, I did all these pictures by myself.  ;) I think that you need a special permission if you want to film the exhibition.

Hmm, when I was there in 2003 I met a camera team (ORF). One of the reporters asked my friend and me to walk across the yard. They wanted to film us! Anyway, we refused to do so.

The castle belongs to Anna (Anita) von Hohenberg. She is married and has three children. If I'm right, I once saw her daughter Alix returning to the castle.
Ich aber breite trauernd aus
die weiten weissen Schwingen,
Und kehr' ins Feenreich nach Haus -
Nichts soll mich wieder bringen.


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« Reply #59 on: September 19, 2006, 09:55:22 AM »
Wonderful! Most of them, but not all I seem to remember...

A question: Did you take them yourself? Because I did not, I always feared somebody would be worried, if he watchs me...
I would have loved to take of photo of the room of Franz von Reichstadt, and I waited to -maybe- get a moment, where there is nobody else, but it was not possible---more in private...tomorrow finally I hope ;)

I remember the toilet of Franz Joseph (quite modern, isn´t it? ;D)
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