Hermesvilla

Another one of our day excursions took us to Hermesvilla, located within the Lainzer Tiergarten.

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Emperor Franz Joseph had this villa built for his Empress Sissy, with the hopes of persuading her to spend more time in Vienna. She called it her “Schloss der Träume,” or “Palace of Dreams.”

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What was once the imperial hunting grounds is now known as the Lainzer Tiergarten. It is open to the public, free of admission.

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Tiergarten translates directly to animal garden, or zoo.

It is home to wild boar, deer, mouflons, and elk, who roam freely over 6,000 acres of nature reserve.

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Ester and I went at the end of June, so we were surrounded by green, among other vibrant colors.

Hello there, Ester! 🙂

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