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3 day Vienna Card or 72 Hour travel ticket for Vienna

Hello all,
Myself and My wife will be visiting Vienna, arriving on March 15th and leaving on March 19th,2019. we are planning to purchase 72 Hour Vienna travel ticket, a cheaper option, rather than a 3 day Vienna Card. However, I am keen to know from veteran travellers to Vienna on this forum whether there is any real advantage in purchasing 3 day Vienna card to justify its relatively higher cost. We will be staying at Pension Sacher at Stephanplatz.
My other question is about the Vienna Pass. We are considering purchasing a 48 hour Vienna Pass during our visit. We are planning to visit all the important attractions like Schonbrunn Palace, Belvedere, Hofburg imperial palace, Kunsthistorisches museum, leopold Museum etc. I do note that we may be able to skip line ups for tickets at some of the attractions with Vienna Pass. I am keen to know more about the pros and cons of purchasing a Vienna Pass as opposed to purchasing tickets individually for the attractions we like to visit during our upcoming trip to Vienna that we are looking forward to in the coming March.
Thanks for all your help!

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We were there in April for three days and thought the three-day pass was worth the money. Included is the Hop-on-hop-off bus, which was a welcome relief for tired feet, boat rides, and many museums [not the Opera House .] It allowed us the luxury of going into a museum/site and just focusing on one section, not having to debate if the museum price was worth only a short visit, [eg seeing the Venus, or the Spanish Riding School practices.] Keep in mind the Pass is for consecutive days, and some museums are closed on certain days; we also liked the flexibility to change our itinerary. At the Schonbrunner Summer Palace, [I'd recommend going to both palaces,] the Pass included using the tram around the huge grounds, and along with entrance to the gardens. IT WORKED WELL FOR US.
Safe travels.

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Also note, at that time of year, be prepared for a wide variety of weather/temperature variations: one day it's spring, the next rainy and winter-like. You need to be flexible and adapt your plans depending on the forecast. The only real disadvantage for that time of year, for us, was the lack of foliage on the trees and color in the many gardens. The city is still magical.

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Hi Pat, Thanks for that valuable info.We will certainly purchase Vienna Pass.