Schloss Esterházy

Eisenstadt, Austria

Schloss Esterházy was constructed in the late 13th century, and came under ownership of the Hungarian Esterházy family in 1622. Under Paul I, 1st Prince Esterházy of Galántha the estate was converted into a baroque castle which remained the principal residence and center of administration of the family for over 300 years. The palace currently offers a wine museum, gift shop, guided tours, and concerts in the famous Haydnsaal as well as the large garden in the rear of the castle.

The Haydnsaal, originally the large multi-purpose festival and banquet room, is a piece of artwork in itself in the Schloss Esterházy. With its size and ornate splendor, it reflects the political, economic and cultural dominance of the Esterházy family. Today it ranks among the most beautiful and acoustically perfect concert halls of the world. Its name goes back to the famous composer Joseph Haydn, who worked for nearly forty years in the service of the Esterházy family. Many of his works composed and premiered in Eisenstadt and the Schloss Esterházy.

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Founded: 1620s
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Austria

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Eben Coetzer (4 months ago)
Beautiful palace!
Antonio Piretti TOZ - Songwriter (4 months ago)
Beautiful location, great garden.. and cool wine-selection bar in front..
giovanni cabrera (4 months ago)
amazing , love it. stan melanie martinez
Pazan Pazan (5 months ago)
Do not like this place. The park was nothing special and I had the feeling, that the most of the treasures were stolen after the second word war.
Marius Zaharia (5 months ago)
Interesting place to spend half a day if you like history and architecture. However, some parts of the building looked like they were undergoing restoration or could use some in the near future. Also, signage within the museum could be improved, to make it clear where the different sections are.
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