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Wien Museum Hermesvilla, Vienna

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Inmitten des ehemaligen kaiserlichen Jagdgebietes Lainzer Tiergarten liegt idyllisch eingebettet das "Schloss der Träume", wie Kaiserin Elisabeth ihre Villa einmal nannte. Kaiser Franz Joseph machte sie ihr zum Geschenk, in der Hoffnung, seine reisefreudige Frau damit öfter in Wien halten zu können.

In fünfjähriger Bauzeit schuf der bekannte Ringstraßen-Architekt Carl von Hasenauer diesen für viele romantische Landhäuser des Großbürgertums beispielgebenden Bau. Ihren Namen gab der Villa die im Garten stehende Statue "Hermes als Wächter".

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.
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  • After seeing all the beauty the Schönbrunn, highlight a couple of hours at the Villa Hermes. It is located almost directly behind the Royal residence on the border Tirgartena. Outside of the Villa is as good as its interiors. Sure, many ladies with a sense of envy watching this gift her husband to another woman).
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  • The Building located beside large garden Lainzer Tiergarten, the building is very nice, inside is Museum, Restaurants and Cafe house, very nice good to visit. 
  • Beautiful villa surrounded by greenery and nature, easily accessible and cost content. The park before we get there is huge and fresh and you can see deer and fawns. We then proceed to the Castle, the Parties open to visitors are few, the most pleasant thing and sissi room, very luxurious and beautiful paintings representatives "a Midsummer night's dream" by Shakespeare, a work that she loved. Despite all the Empress lived very little this abode, being a lover of travel and riuscendosi not stop at one and the same for a long time. Having said that, the villa itself is nice but the prti visited are very few and there isn't much furniture or memorabilia. External stables can be seen and it made me very glad. Outside there is a park that would be nice, but tired, the smell by the pond or fountain (I don't know what it was because they were undergoing) was quite unpleasant, there were not many flowers, the concrete was falling apart in places, the stairs were not at maximum. Still needs a lot of work. The thing I don't understand is why castles all over the take "hidden". However pleasant visit. I saw a statue of the Empress in the park before reaching the villa.
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