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Hermes Villa, Hietzing, Austria Photo
Hermes Villa, Hietzing
SOURCE: Wikipedia Commons photo.

Hermesvilla is one 19 different venues of the Vienna Museum (Wien Museum). 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.

The first floor contains photographs, plans and documents, and the still existent parts of the original furnishings, and many personal items belonging to the emperor and empress, conveying the imperial lifestyle away from official court etiquette. The empress’s bedroom is sensational, with the huge royal bed from the time of Maria Theresa, and the murals depicting motifs from Shakespeare’s "A Midsummer Night’s Dream" after designs by Hans Makart.

On the top floor, visitors will find highlights of the Wien Museum’s internationally famous fashion collection, one of the most comprehensive in Europe.


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