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Concert in the Haydn Hall  © Haydn Festival Eisenstadt, Austria

Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt

A quaint rural town 45 minutes southeast of Vienna, Eisenstadt is the capital of Burgenland province, known for its outstanding red wines, sunny climate and sweeping landscapes. But as the hometown of Joseph Haydn, classical music giant and court composer for the local Esterházy princes, the town also draws top musical talent from all over the world. The highlight of the year is the world renowned Haydn Festival every September.

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Christian Zechmeister  © Christian Zechmeister

Christian Zechmeister

The Burgenland is Austria's most easterly state. It used to belong to Hungary, but became a part of Austria in 1921, which makes it the most recent addition to Austrian states. The result is a region so multicultural and diverse, perfect for travelers with a free spirit, as Christian Zechmeister, Marketing Director of the Burgenland, explains in our podcast. Aside from 300 days of sunshine a year, there are many other things that make the Burgenland a fantastic place to visit.

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