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Fountain in front of the Hermesvilla in the Lainz Game Reserve
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Lainz Game Reserve

On an area of 2,450 hectares, visitors can experience a unique natural and cultural landscape with an enormous diversity of animals and plants. While hiking through the reserve, you may see wild boars, stags or deer crossing the path, or with some luck and patience, you may also observe woodpeckers, salamanders and bats.

Six forest playgrounds offer a chance to let loose. The forest and nature trail can educate you about the Vienna Woods, the Lainz Game Reserve, its history and its plants and animals. There are also carriage rides as well as tours and excursions dedicated to various topics (wild herb hikes, bats, bird songs, etc.).

Wildschwein im Lainzer Tiergarten
Lainz Game Reserve
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Herbst im Lainzer Tiergarten
Lainz Game Reserve
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View of Vienna
Lainz Game Reserve
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Hermes Villa from outside
Hermes Villa
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Tip: Visit the Hermes Villa in the Lainz Game Reserve. A gift from Emperor Franz Joseph to his wife, Empress Elisabeth, the Hermes Villa serves today as the stage for special exhibits. It also offers programs for children, such as "Doing Gymnastics like the Empress". 1st Sunday in the month: Admission free.

Lainz Game Preserve

Lainzer Tor, Hermesstraße
1130 Vienna

Wien Museum Hermesvilla Entrance: Hermesstraße

Lainzer Tiergarten
1130 Vienna
  • Vienna City Card

    • Your benefit with the Vienna City Card: -30%

      Additional information on the offer: Standard ticket price: 6€

  • Prices

    • 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
  • Opening times

    • 15 March 2019 to 31 October 2019
    • Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
    • on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
    • Closed in winter (from beginning of November until March 27, 2020; see: http://www.wienmuseum.at/en/locations/hermesvilla.html)

  • Accessibility

    • Further information
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      Access: Not approachable by car because the Lainz Game Reserve is a natural conservation area. Shuttle service on specific days between Lainzer Tor and Hermesvilla for people with special needs, alternating Sat 2 pm–4 pm and Tue 10 am–noon. Registration by telephone on Tel. +43 1 505 87 47 – 85173 or email: service@wienmuseum.at. Meeting point: Lainzer Tor. Please bring your handicapped ID. Return from Hermesvilla to Lainzer Tor at 3:30 pm (on Saturdays) and 11:50 am (on Tuesdays).

    • Comments

      Special exhibition area in the ground floor accessible by wheelchair, wheelchair for rental and seats available, exhibition areas in the 2nd and 3rd floor not accessible by wheelchair. Shop and restaurant accessible via platform lift.