Don't worry. This is not about the colorful world of Pippi Longstocking. In this case, it's about a house
with a story. Or rather, with many stories. Because Otto Wagner Villa I on Hüttelberg has a few things to tell us. But let's start at the beginning:
The magnificent property was built at the end of the 19th century as the summer residence of the Wagner family. With its legendary summer parties and salons, the Art Nouveau jewel's reputation extended far beyond the city limits. Because the greats of their time came and went here: apart from welcoming Gustav Klimt, Adolf Loos or Gustav Mahler, the Wagner Villa was a meeting place of fine Viennese artistic society. Stylistically, the residence is anchored in Historicism and was intended to pay homage to Wagner's favorite Italian architect, Palladio. Simply fantastico! Ben Tieber probably also thought the same. The Apollo Theater director and bon vivant of the time acquired the villa in 1912 and continued to hold lavish parties and receptions there, entirely in Wagner's spirit.