At 25 sq km, the Lainzer Zoo is the largest (and wildest) of Vienna’s city parks. The ‘zoo’ refers to the abundant wild boar, deer,...
Aficionados of Vienna’s Secessionist movement will want to make the pilgrimage to the Hietzinger cemetery to pay homage to some of its...
The small Wüstenhaus (Desert House) makes good use of the once disused Sonnenuhrhaus (Sundial House) to re-create arid desert scenes....
Just a short amble from the Hietzing Gate to Schloss Schönbrunn, this cafe is a fine spot to escape the crowds, sip a Melange and dig...
One of the oldest Heurigen in Vienna, Zahel occupies a 250-year-old farmhouse on Maurer Hauptplatz. The buffet is laden with Viennese...
13, Lainzer Tiergarten · interesting places nearby
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.