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"Palais Daun-Kinsky (or just Palais Kinsky)" Palais Daun-Kinsky Tip by tiabunna

Palais Daun-Kinsky, Vienna: 3 reviews and 9 photos

  Palais Kinsky interior
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  • Palais Kinsky interior - Vienna
      Palais Kinsky interior
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  • View from the street - Vienna
      View from the street
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  • Vertical panorama of the lovely ceiling - Vienna
      Vertical panorama of the lovely ceiling
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  • Now that's a door knocker! - Vienna
      Now that's a door knocker!
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  • The top of the stairs - Vienna
      The top of the stairs
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Without the guidance of Michael (Globetrott), I’d doubtless have missed the baroque delight of the Kinsky Palace: most visitors do! If you’d like to see some brilliant baroque, without crowds, and totally free, this definitely is the place to go. I thought about making this tip “off the beaten path”, but it’s nearly in the middle of Vienna and people pass it constantly!

Built in 1713-1719 for Philipp Laurenz, who was Count Daun, the Palace gained its more common name from Rosa, Countess of Kinsky, who became owner in 1784. It stayed in the Kinsky family for some 200 years, but now houses meeting and convention rooms and an antique broker’s business, which seems to ensure the (very ornate) door remains unlocked – fortunately for those of us visiting!

Step inside and be knocked over by the ornate staircase to the second floor (third floor to some), the statues, the stucco, and most of all the superb painted ceiling. You can take your time, because probably you’ll be the only visitor there! But don’t miss it.

Address: Freyung Square, Freyung 4. 1010 Vienna.
Phone: (+43) 1 533 37 63 - 0

Review Helpfulness: 4.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Oct 16, 2007
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