© Österreich Werbung / Popp & Hackner
Esterhazy Palace © Esterházy Betriebe GmbH
© Esterhazy Privatstiftung
© NTG / Mike Ranz
© Schloss Esterhazy/Adelhofer
© Esterházy Weingut
Eisenstadt, Bergkirche © Burgenland Tourismus / Foto: Ingo Folie
Leopoldine Temple, Esterházy Palace © Burgenland Tourismus / Foto: Ingo Folie
Kalvarienbergkirche Eisenstadt © Österreich Werbung / Diejun
Haydn-House Eisenstadt © Österreich Werbung / Markowitsch
Joseph Haydn, a leading composer of the classical period, left a lasting impression on Eisenstadt where he lived and worked as prince Esterhazy’s Kapellmeister (music director) for over 40 years. Today Haydn’s white marble tomb can be seen in the Bergkirche (Haydnkirche). Other sights include the Haydn mausoleum and the Haydn House. A Haydn Festival is staged every year from early to mid September.
Other worthwhile sights include the Calvary Mountain, Martinsdom (St. Martin’s Cathedral) dating from the 13th century, and the Gloriette with its formerly baroque gardens that were redesigned as English landscape gardens around 1800.
The historic old town has many protected buildings, and a pedestrian-only area with shops, cafés and restaurants. The districts of St. Georgen and Kleinhöflein are famous for their quaint Heurigen wine taverns ideal to pass away those warm summer nights...
For more information on Eisenstadt, please visit www.eisenstadt-tourism.at