Villa Tugendhat
Villa Tugendhat, David Židlický


The villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat in Brno, the Czech Republic, was built in 1929/1939 after designs by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A monument of modern architecture! Comprehensive renovations and restorations between 2010 and 2012 have completely re-established the building’s original appearance and that of the adjacent garden. The interiors are now adorned with exact replicas of the original furnishings; an exhibition about the architect and the owner couple provide further insights. The villa is opening its gates and doors especially for the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK on three dates. On October 8, Oliver Elser (darling of the festival audience and curator at the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt) accompanies through the property. An introduction to Ludwig Mies van der Rohe during the bus journey is followed by a specialist guided tour through the villa and a visit to the historic Café Era by Josef Kranz (1927–29).

Fri 30.9., 12pm–8.30pm,
Sun 2.10.+Sat 8.10., 11am–8.30pm
Meeting point 15 minutes before start
Language: German/English if needed
Tickets: Bus journey, catering, guided tour: 35 Euros
Oliver Elser Tour on Sat 8.10.: 45 Euros
Maximum 30 persons per tour
Start: 1., Bus stop on Schwedenplatz