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Marionetten Theater Schloss Schoenbrunn

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Address: Schloss Schonbrunn Hofratstrakt Hofratstrakt, Vienna 1130, Austria
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Enchanting Culture, Art and craft theatre

A good beginning to introducing your child to theatre and the magic of story telling. Myself, my son and his friend visited the Marionette Theatre for 'Johann Strauss 'The Bat for... read more

Reviewed 23 January 2017
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

A good beginning to introducing your child to theatre and the magic of story telling. Myself, my son and his friend visited the Marionette Theatre for 'Johann Strauss 'The Bat for Children'. A complicated story for children but the miniature puppets were wonderful act, and performance. The quick introduction by the wonderful lady( sorry forgot her name) was brilliant and... More 

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

The museum and theatre of puppets and miniatures is the most enchanting place I've visited in many years. They have installations describing how the puppets and their costumes are made. The scissors and needles are minute and amazing. The museum is in the palace garden. If you had not planned to see it, you must change your plan and go... More 

Thank piyali s
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Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

We visited the marionette theater for the Children's Magic Flute. It was wonderful both for my daughter (7 yrs) as for me. It was well played, well explained and beautifully orchestrated! A recommendation for anyone who loves classical music and being able to enjoy it with your child. Wonderfully set in the Schoenbrunn Palace.

Thank Au P
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Reviewed 30 October 2016

Attended with daughters (12 and 8 years). Reserved tickets on line about 6 weeks prior to performance. Saw Johann Strauss' Die Fleddermäuse. There was a very confusing and perfunctory explanation of the plot contained within the 1 euro programme but I quickly sourced a more child friendly one from the internet so that we could understand the proceedings. The theatre... More 

Thank samantha m
Crowborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

This puppet theatre is set in the palace gardens, and is highly professional. The production was Mozart's Magic Flute, and the scenery, puppets and production values were flawless; a pity that only ten people were there in the audience. We were shown around backstage afterwards - fascinating

Thank Michael H
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

The Marionette Theater at Schoenbrunn can represent a nice introduction to classical music for young ones, and allows for a bit of a break to all the walking that one can do in the Palace area. However, it is nowhere near as impressive as what one could experience in Salzburg for example What I liked: Short afternoon show, suitable for... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

As a lover of all things Mozart, I was very entertained by this version of The Magic Flute. It was unlike anything I've seen before. I have a new appreciation for marionettes. After the show, we went backstage to see how the performers move around. Interesting!

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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed 14 January 2016

We brought our 10-year old daughter to a performance of the Magic Flute The marionettes are amazing, the artists the actors alike. There is a nice history of this intimate theater, and some of the marionettes on display. You can get great prices for matinees, but you may have more noisy or misbehaved kids than in the evening.

Thank Powder2015
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

We chose the 1.5 hour show rather than the longer show and saw the magic flute. It was a great experience and the complexity of how the puppeteers manoeuvre the marionettes is shown. The show is in German, so make sure you read up on the story before hand so you can follow the story.. to be honest we knew... More 

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Rome, Italy
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

The tradition of marionettes goes back centuries and here at Schönbrunn Palace you can experience it yourself with highly talented artists led by Christine Hierzer-Riedler. I brought my entire youth orchestra (75 students) to see this marionette show as our first attraction in Vienna, and we were all thrilled. I explained that one of composer Joseph Haydn's jobs was to... More 

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Vienna’s 13th district has always been in the shadow of Schönbrunn Palace and its gardens, but has interesting hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Allow half a day for the imposing Habsburg residence and the gardens with Gloriette belvedere. Reserve the other half to discover the secret charms of this posh residential neighbourhood. Sneak out of the gardens at Hietzinger Tor (Hietzing Gate) and head down Hietzinger Hauptstrasse for Kaiserpavillon (Emperor’s pavilion), an Art Nouveau gem right on top of U4’s metro railtracks. At local institutions Café Dommayer and restaurant Plachutta you can mingle with residents, their families and friends. Dommayer has risen to fame since waltz king Johann Strauss and his orchestra performed there regularly. If you want to go beyond private villa gazing visit Klimtvilla and Hermesvilla. Art Nouveau genius Gustav Klimt had his last studio in a now beautifully renovated villa, which is open during spring and summer. Hermesvilla at Lainzer Tiergarten animal enclosure and nature park is a must for all romantics and fans of Empress Sissi.
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