Tea at Five & Garden Party at Villa Winternitz
Garden party: 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Villa Winternitz designed by a famous architect Adolf Loos
The villa was built by Adolf Loos and Karel Lhota in 1932 by a Prague lawyer, JUDr. Josef Winternitz as a family villa for his wife Jenny Winternitz, daughter of Suzana and son Peter. It is the last Loos building to be built and has a lot of identical elements with Müller’s villa, among other things, the way it is divided (so-called raumplan), which was generally characteristic of Loos. The construction of the villa, including all the preparations, plans and permits, lasted for one year and on September 9, 1932, the “Building Permit” was issued. The family lived the villa until 1941, when it was forced to transfer to the Auswanderungsfond für Böhmen und Mähren (Emigration Fund) under the pressure of racial persecution of the villa. From this fund, the building was bought by the Prague municipality, which established a kindergarten in the villa. Until 1997, it resided there continuously. The whole family was transported to Terezín in 1943 and later to Auschwitz. The villa returned to the hands of the descendants of the original owners and the family reconstructed it to its original form in the 1930s. The reconstruction took place in 1999-2002 and the whole family took part in it personally. Since 2017, the villa has been open to the public and can be visited as part of guided tours, or on a rich cultural program that takes place in the villa.