Wien Museum Hermesvilla

📍 Location and contact

1130, Wien
01 8041324

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The Wien Museum Hermesvilla is a museum located in the 19th district of Vienna, Austria. It is situated in the Lainzer Tiergarten, a large public park. The museum is dedicated to the history of Vienna and the life and works of the famous Austrian Empress Elisabeth, also known as Sisi.

The museum was originally built in 1886 as a summer residence for the Empress Elisabeth. It was designed by the famous architect Carl von Hasenauer and is an example of the Neo-Renaissance style. The building is surrounded by a large park with gardens, fountains, and sculptures. The exterior of the building is decorated with sculptures of lions, which symbolize the power of the Empress.

Inside the museum, visitors can explore the life and works of the Empress Elisabeth. The permanent exhibition includes various objects related to her life, such as her clothing, jewelry, and personal items. There is also a large collection of photographs, paintings, and other works of art related to the Empress. Additionally, visitors can learn about the history of Vienna and its people through the museum’s interactive displays.

The museum also hosts a variety of events throughout the year. These include concerts, lectures, and other cultural activities. Additionally, the museum offers guided tours of the building and grounds.

The Wien Museum Hermesvilla is a great place to learn about the history of Vienna and the life of the Empress Elisabeth. It is a beautiful building surrounded by a large park, and the permanent exhibition provides an interesting look into the life of the Empress. The museum also offers a variety of events and activities throughout the year, making it a great place to visit for anyone interested in Vienna’s history and culture.

🕒 Opening hours

  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Friday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
  • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

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🗣️ Wien Museum Hermesvilla: Reviews

Marichka Shkuro 3 weeks ago

It was great! Must visit! Very peaceful

Viany Miguel 3 weeks ago

Es un museo pequeño que puede verse en 30 o 40 minutos, hay objetos que pertenecieron tanto al Kaiser y a su esposa Sisi, muebles, pinturas, cartas y fotografías. Me parece que este museo refleja mucho el amor que tenía el Kaiser por su esposa. Todo está en alemán así que recomiendo llevar traductor. La entrada está retirada de la estación de autobús (aproximadamente una caminata de 20 minutos de subida entre calle y bosque). Tienen un restaurante y un hotel, pero también pueden tener picnics en la parte del jardín y disfrutar de la naturaleza, ir a correr o simplemente sentarse en una banca y disfrutar. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No Es un museo pequeño que puede verse en 30 o 40 minutos, hay objetos que pertenecieron tanto al Kaiser y a su esposa Sisi, muebles, pinturas, cartas y fotografías. …

Sajad Swati 1 month ago

It’s really quiet and relax

Tetyana Pakhomova 2 months ago

Very nice palace. I admire the architecture and the richness of the decoration of the premises. Many interesting and unusual pieces of furniture, wallpaper, decoration of ceilings, walls, floors

Yusuf Yıldız 2 months ago

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Andrej Lelovics 2 months ago

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Vlado Planinsek 2 months ago

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Artem Herych 3 months ago

Perfect place

Marcin Piwecki 3 months ago

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Bruno Colić 3 months ago

Beautiful villa surrounded by nature, it wasn’t crowded because we visitee it on weekday. If you want to go inside of villa (museum), the entry fee is 8€.

Alíz Pálfi 4 months ago

A beautiful palace surrounded by beautiful nature. A peaceful time travel to the time of Sissi. :)

SR R 9 months ago

Visiting Hermesvilla is a great way to experience history and culture in the middle of a large green space (Lainzer Tiergarten). It is a more "modest" palace; the museum is not too large. The building is pretty. Empress Sisi's bedroom and bed is a highlight & there are also other interesting pictures and artifacts in the palace. The courtyard and garden area behind & around the villa is also very pretty and worth seeing, even if you don't go inside. Like most other Wien Museum locations, Hermesvilla is free to visit on the first Sunday of the month.

Ioana Neagu 1 year ago

Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure …

Maria Aman. 1 year ago

Really nice

saiqa bukhari 1 year ago

Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure …

Clary (Claryboop) 1 year ago

The story goes that the Emperor of Austria Franz Joseph commanded to build the Villa Hermés palace in 1881 and gave it to his wife Empress Elisabeth (the legendary Sissi) as the "Castle of dreams". It has also been known as a former exclusive hunting area for the noble family of the Austrian monarchy. Since then many events have happened there...The destruction and abandonment of the palace during the Russian occupation of Vienna (post-WWII in 1945-1955). But it was not until 1963 with the Disney movie "Miracle of the White Stallions" brought back interest in rebuilding the palace... Today it is known as Lainzer Tiergarten (Zoo). It is a beautiful place to walk alone or with family. You can get there by car or by bus (54A/56B)... The Palace has a huge park and is so green!️ There is a museum, restaurant, Zoo and etc... I invite you to visit this cultural beauty place that teaches a bit of Austrian history.

Wolf-Dieter BAUMGARTNER 1 year ago

Super, must see !!!!

Lia Londaridze 1 year ago

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Lorenz 1 year ago

"Sisi's Castle of Dreams" is worth a visit indeed - located within a huge park area on the western end of Vienna (be aware that vehicles are not allowed there, so Hermesvilla is reachable by a good walk only), it has really some kind of a mystic aura. Unfortunately, descriptions are exclusively in German. The villa is open for visits Easter till Early November, guided tours (highly recommended) every Sunday and public holiday at 3 P

Fred 1 year ago

Beautiful. Love the area, you can really feel the nature of the little that is left....

Oleksandr Briukhovych 1 year ago

Very nice Villa and park and cafe.

Shane Dunne 1 year ago

Beautiful villa located in the enormous Tanzier park Worth a visit when out for a hik

Катерина Колесник 1 year ago

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Metod Novak 1 year ago

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Hércules 2 years ago

very good and tasty products

Doris Karapici 2 years ago

A great musem. Its one of the musts if you visit Vienna. Highly recommend it.

Friedemann Riehle 2 years ago

Very nice located

Diana Chapman 2 years ago

Absolutely magical place with lovely staff.

E. E. 2 years ago

Great plac

Gregor Petri 2 years ago

The Hermes Villa is located in the Lainzer Tiergarten. Emperor Franz Joseph once gave the villa to Empress Elisabeth, the legendary Sisi, as a "castle of dreams". He wanted to keep his wife, who loved to travel, in Vienna more often. From 1882 to 1886 the famous Ringstrasse architect Carl von Hasenauer built the romantic little palace, whose name derives from the statue of Hermes standing in the garden. Opulently furnished, the building is today regarded as an outstanding example of late romantic villa construction. The best artists of historicism - among them Gustav Klimt and Franz Matsch - designed the imperial private chamber. An exhibition on the first floor shows the history of the house and its inhabitants. Many of Franz Joseph's and Elisabeth's personal belongings as well as original furniture convey the imperial feeling of living in those days. The huge state bed in the empress's bedroom dates back to the time of Maria Theresa. The Hermes restaurant offers gastronomy with a focus on Viennese cuisine and game specialities. The restaurant has been redesigned and sets neo-rustic accents with tongue-in-cheek hunting motifs.

Tamás Kovács 2 years ago

Nice park and restaurant, villa was so nic

Chelsea Duncan 2 years ago

Very quaint and lovely. Perfect for a spring walk.

Andrei Meroniuc 2 years ago

Located on the outskirts of Vienna, Hermesvilla was one of Sisi's residences. It's beautiful on the outside and amazing inside. It is surrounded by a huge park, which is more like a forest. We had an amazing time here. The parkings outside the park are free, so is the entry into the park. The fee for Hermesvilla entry was 7 euro.

Turkay M 3 years ago

Wonderful nature, good architecture. In one of the rooms there is 2 mirrors when standing between them and look at them you can see infinity reflection. Before to go there its good to be familiar with the Elizabeth Sisi.

Balint Juhasz 3 years ago

It's an amazing and remarkable mansion house. His main purpose is to represent the myth of Sisi. Unfortunately I find it really disgraceful that even in the 21. century the austrian institution is uncapable to locate english language cards near the german. In my opinion the german is still the lesser spoken language in spite of the english!!!

Lena Lena 3 years ago

Very beautiful place for walking. Around the Villa is a large green area with a small zoo. The interior is unimaginably beautiful.

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Konstantin Krautgasser 4 years ago

I enjoyed it. Worth the trip!

Heinz Wipfler 4 years ago

Romantic castle in a park near Vienna, queen Sisi lived in here.

János Szigetvári 4 years ago

A lovely hunting lodge, about 10 minutes of walk away from park entrance.

Jenni Silvola 4 years ago

Gorgeous, a wonderful part of Austrian history

Niki 4 years ago

Cute, tiny full of history.

Marcelo Almeida Ribeiro 4 years ago

nice place to visit. The restaurant is pretty busy, book a place beforehand, might wait to be served, but in all great place for a walk, large park availabl

Maria Thomas-Schelling 4 years ago

Just breathtaking!

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Audrey Kraymer 5 years ago

Really nice place. It is small and no audiotour as far as we could tell but somehow magical.

Arnold Lovas 5 years ago

Very cozy place and nice atmosphere.

Wal Mat 5 years ago

Magic Castle of Emperor Franz Joseph and Empress Sisi. You have to walk through a Park for 15 minutes from Lainzer Tor (Bus Stop 55A). Inside the Castle you will find an exhibition about the Life of Empress Sisi. A nice Café in front of the Castle. You can do long walks inside the Park and watching for deers, rabbits and more animals.

Daria Chukanova 5 years ago

A beautiful place, but difficult to reach using public transport.

Petya Ivanova-Suarez 5 years ago

A must visit. Huge garden and beautiful villa. Free to visit every first Sunday of the month

Wendy 5 years ago

A very small palace with but very elegant. Not many exhibits and all descriptions are in German. I went on a free admission day (first Sunday of month is free). Probably not worth it if I had to pay. The Lainzer Garten is very beautiful, and it's free.

Mykola Pokhylets 6 years ago

Nice museum about interesting family living in interesting times. Impressive interiors. Not too large to get overwhelmed and bored - just the right size.

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