With the construction of the Royal and Imperial Southern Railway in 1864, many townsfolk came to Lake Wörth and had magnificent villas built. Between 1864 and 1938, the so-called “Wörthersee Architecture” shaped the appearance around the lake. Castles, villas, boathouses and bathhouses were built in this style. And that’s where the story of our Villa Eden began:
In 1913, Baroness Stefanie Turkovic had the villa built based on plans by Prof Franz Baumgartner, one of the most important representatives of Wörthersee Architecture.
Villa Turkovic is one of Baumgartner’s key buildings. The spatial tradition of the English country house was combined with the bourgeois architecture of the pre-industrial Goethe period, thus creating a villa typical of Wörthersee Architecture.