Vienna Museum Hermes Villa
The renowned architect Carl von Hasenauer built this romantic mansion from 1882 to 1886, and its name derives from the statue of Hermes in the villa’s garden. With its sumptuous furnishing, the building is considered one of the outstanding examples of villa architecture of the late romantic period. The best artists of Historicism – among them Gustav Klimt and Franz Matsch – designed the private imperial chambers.
An exhibition on the first floor shows the history of the building and its occupants. Many personal objects of Franz Joseph and Elisabeth as well as original furniture convey a sense of the imperial lifestyle of the time. The huge bed of state in the Empress's bedroom dates from the time of Maria Theresa.
The restaurant "Hermes" offers top-class dining with a focus on Viennese cuisine and game specialties. The restaurant has been redesigned and offers neo-rustic accents with tongue-in-cheek hunting motifs.
The Hermes Villa Entrance: HermesstraßeLainzer Tiergarten, 1130 Wien
- Young people under 19 €0
- 1st Sunday of the month: Free admission
- Tu - Su, 10:00 - 18:00
- on holidays, 10:00 - 18:00
- Closed in winter (from beginning of November until Easter time; see: http://www.wienmuseum.at/en/locations/hermesvilla.html)
No steps via stair lift.
- 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: email@example.com. 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).
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.
- Side entrance