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Wien Museum Hermesvilla

Lainzer Tiergarten, Vienna 1130, Austria
43 1 804 13 24
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Excellent day trip

It was not that difficult to go to this place using public transportation. You just need to use the... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Lille, France
Very nice to visit!!

The Building located beside large garden Lainzer Tiergarten, the building is very nice, inside is... read more

Reviewed 15 September 2016
Vienna, Austria
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Situated in an idyllic setting in the middle of the former imperial hunting grounds, now Lainzer Tiergarten, is the "Palace of Dreams", as Empress Elisabeth once called her villa. Emperor Francis Joseph gave it to her in the hope of persuading his wife – a keen traveller – to spend more time in Vienna.It took over five years for the famous Ringstrasse architect Carl von Hasenauer to build the villa, a model for many romantic country houses devised for the haute bourgeoisie. The villa took its name from the statue of "Hermes as Guardian" standing in the garden.What was domestic life like for an emperor and empress?This can be seen in an impressive exhibition on the history of the house arranged on the first floor - photographs, plans and documents, above all the still existent parts of the original furnishings, and many personal items belonging to the emperor and empress convey the imperial lifestyle away from official court etiquette. The empress’s bedroom is equally sensational. The huge royal bed is from the time of Maria Theresa, the murals depict motifs from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" after designs by Hans Makart.Renowned historicist artists, among them Franz Matsch, Hugo Charlemont, Georg and Gustav Klimt, designed the interior of the imperial private apartment. Sisi was very body-conscious and performed her physical exercises in the gym, similarly furnished in bright colours.On the top floor, visitors will find highlights of the Wien Museum’s internationally famous fashion collection, one of the most comprehensive throughout Europe!The Hermesvilla is also popular as a venue for notable special exhibitions on topics of cultural history. No other place in Vienna can offer such a combination of art, culture and the enjoyment of nature!
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15 Aug 2017
“Excellent day trip”
15 Sep 2016
“Very nice to visit!!”
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Lainzer Tiergarten, Vienna 1130, Austria
43 1 804 13 24
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Reviewed 16 August 2017

It was not that difficult to go to this place using public transportation. You just need to use the OBB website to get the directions. This is an excellent day trip off the beaten path. An excellent combination of nature and culture. The palace interior...More

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The Building located beside large garden Lainzer Tiergarten, the building is very nice, inside is Museum, Restaurants and Cafe house, very nice good to visit.

1  Thank NarisaB
Reviewed 11 October 2015

A must for every Sisi-fan to see what the palace of her dreams looked like. There was a few items of furniture and some paintings but the walls and ceilings were the most awesome parts. Me and my friend were the only guests at the...More

Thank Janna78
Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Have just spent the morning walking around the lanza tier garten & finally around the hermes villa which was built in 1887 by emperor Franz joseph for his wife empress elizerbeth of Austria(sisi) The surounding area takes in the vienna woods & is a beautyful...More

2  Thank nickb298
Reviewed 3 July 2013

As the museum of Hermesvilla is in the Lainzer Tiergarten, a very nice park at the border of Vienna, one can combine culture with a wonderful walk through the woods. If you are interested in Sisi you should not miss Hermesvilla: it is a really...More

2  Thank Hammurapi
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