Villa Wieser - Jewel in the Centre of the Village
Villa Wieser, located in the middle of Herxheim and built in the style of a French country palace, was first built as the "holiday residence" of Leonhard Peters, who made his fortune as a brewer in France and later returned to the Palatinate as a patron of his home town. The estate was bought and renovated by the local community of Herxheim in the 1980s.
For more than three decades, the Villa Wieser was home to the medical practice of Dr. Wieser. Until the beginning of the 1980s, the house remained in the possession of the Wieser family and after the transfer to the ownership of the local community of Herxheim, it received the name of the last owner.
Today the imposing building is the social and cultural centre of the village. Not only the art school Villa Wieser, which teaches in all areas of fine arts, is located here. Art exhibitions and readings of various kinds are regularly held here, concert series and selection concerts of the Villa Musica offer musical highlights, and weddings are also held in the beautiful rooms of the villa.
The park of the Villa Wieser, which is open to the public, provides the beautiful backdrop for top-class open air events initiated by the local community every year. A special example of this is the popular concert series "Classic in the Park". But also theatre performances and readings always find the right setting for their performances in the park of the Villa Wieser. Crowd pullers are the strawberry market at the end of May and the Night of Wines in July.
Obere Hauptstraße 2
Phone (+49) 07276 / 501-0
Fax (+49) 07276 / 501-250
Department of Culture
Obere Hauptstraße 2
Phone: 07276 / 501-139
The square with fountain in the centre of the village between Villa Wieser and the town hall is a place of communication and meeting. Spraying water fountains and the climbable bronze sculptures let you feel liveliness and invite the visitors to stay. The fountain was designed by the artist Prof. Gernot Rumpf, his wife Barbara and urban planner Reinhard Bachtler and was inaugurated in 1989. Sculptured and cast in bronze, it depicts characteristic features of the town: flowering tobacco plants, a motorcycle team, a race horse with sulky, a unicorn as well as a bread basket and tobacco rabbits.