Hermesvilla

Hermesvilla information

Location
Vienna , Austria
Address
13, Lainzer Tiergarten
Getting there
Tram: 60 Hermesstrasse
Bus: 60B Hermesstrasse
More information
www.wienmuseum.at
Prices
adult/under 19yr €6/free
Opening hours
10am-6pm Tue-Sun mid-Mar–early Nov
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The Hermesvilla was commissioned by Franz Josef I and presented to his wife as a gift. Built by Karl von Hasenauer between 1882 and 1886, with Klimt and Makart on board as interior decorators, the villa is plush – it’s more a mansion than simply a ‘villa’.

Empress Elisabeth’s bedroom is well over the top, with the walls and ceiling covered in motifs from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Hermesvilla is a municipal museum.