The "Palace of Dreams", as Empress Elisabeth once called her villa, is ideally situated in the former imperial hunting grounds, now Lainzer Tiergarten. Emperor Franz Joseph gave her the villa in the hope of persuading his wife – a keen traveller – to spend more time in Vienna.
The impressive exhibition on the history of the house arranged on the first floor provides insight into the domestic life of an imperial couple: photographs, plans and documents, above all extant original furnishings and many personal items belonging to the emperor and empress convey the imperial lifestyle they led when not conducting official court duties.
1130 Wien, Lainzer Tiergarten
Palm Sunday to 1 November 2020:
Tuesday to Sunday and public holidays, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Hermesvilla closes 30 min before the Lainzer Tiergarten or at 6 p.m. at the latest.
Restricted opening hours in autumn/winter.
The reproduction of the images is only in connection with Wien Museum free of charge.