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Programmes for group visits to the Esterházy cultural highlights

Cultural Tours and packages 2010

Information & booking
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The Princely House of Esterházy
The Esterházy Princes established one of the foremost noble dynasties of Europe
and have shaped European history for centuries.
With its palaces and castles, Esterházy has become one of the leading
purveyors of culture in Burgenland and a major event platform in Austria.
The Esterházy Private Foundation sees its task in salvaging and preserving the
cultural heritage and making it accessible to the public. The Esterházy Princes
established a tradition lasting more than four centuries, not only as magnanimous
patrons and passionate art collectors, but also as brilliant business managers,
thus shaping the image of the entire region. Esterházy still plays a key role today
as patron, promoter and sponsor of the art and culture scene.
The castles and palaces in Eisenstadt, Forchtenstein, Lackenbach, Land-
see, Hungarian Fertöd and the St. Margarethen Roman quarry are among the
best known Esterházy properties in the Pannonian region. They attract around
500,000 visitors every year and have become an integral part of the region’s
cultural life.
The Esterházy agenda in all its operations today has the objective of
enhancing its image as a modern commercial and cultural enterprise, in which
tradition plays a major role. The area of operations is diverse and based on the
former structure of the princely domains. Today’s portfolio, besides culture,
includes forestry and nature management, real estate and viticulture. Traditional
sectors such as forestry and agriculture are run today according to modern
and sustainable principles. Esterházy is for example the largest organic farming
operation in Austria.
“Esterházy Highlights”
Group programmes: tours and packages 2010

Esterházy Palace 5 Palace tour

6 “Haydn explosive” –
exhibition in the Sala Terrena
6 Café Maskaron
7 Wine Museum in Esterházy Palace Pomp and splendour of the
7 Henrici Restaurant Esterházy Princes
The magnificent Esterházy Palace, situated
8 Palace gardens & orangery south of Vienna, in Eisenstadt, is one of
8 Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn the most beautiful palaces in Austria and opens
9 Princely Pleasure Packages 2010 up an impressive inside view of the erstwhile
illustrious life of the princely dynasty. Today, as
ever, the palace continues to play a major role
in the multifaceted social and cultural event
calendar in Burgenland.
Forchtenstein Castle 11 Castle tour, including the
weapons collection and armoury
12 Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors
14 Esterházy Treasure Chamber
15 Forchtenstein Castle Packages

Esterházy Specials 17 St. Margarethen Roman quarry

17 Opera Festival
18 The modern winery and wine estate in Trausdorf
19 Lackenbach Palace
19 Landsee castle ruins
20 Esterházy gastronomy
21 Packages: Esterházy Specials

22 Day trips
24 Admission charges
26 Access routes, parking
27 Eisenstadt Highlights

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Esterházy Palace – 2010 New

Esterházy Palace
Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces
in Austria and the most notable cultural monument in Burgenland. For
visitors, the ceremonial rooms re-awaken the illustrious past and life at the
royal Esterházy court. Today, the palace continues to occupy pride of
place in the cultural calendar, and is frequently the picturesque setting for
feasts, festivals and social events.

Palace tour

The resplendent Haydnsaal with its brilliant

acoustics is one of the most beautiful concert
halls in the world and an absolute highlight of
the palace tour. Joseph Haydn’s (1732 –1809)
historic roots and the numerous Haydn
monuments in Eisenstadt and surroundings
continue to demonstrate the close links
between the composer and the city, and in
particular to the House of Esterházy.

The world-famous Haydnsaal

Esterházy Palace

The magnificent palace of

the Esterházy Princes Small Chinese Salon
Highlights of the palace tour
–– Haydnsaal
–– Esterházy ceremonial rooms:
 Besides the world-famous Haydnsaal, our
Small Chinese Salon guided tours of the palace will take you round
Mirror Hall the breathtaking Esterházy ceremonial
Empire Hall rooms. Highlights of the tour are the small
Chinese Salon and its unique Cantonese
tapestries from the mid-eighteenth century,
also the Mirror Hall and the Empire Hall.
Royal banqueting table

Chinese plate The resplendent Mirror Hall is the central room

of the princely residence and was in its time
the main reception room. From here you access
the balcony gloriously crowning the façade
facing the square. The tour will finish with the
Empire Hall, the spacious former banqueting
Mirror Hall and dining salon of the princely family.

“Haydn explosive” – exhibition in the Sala Terrena

Esterházy Palace
This exhibition is designed to demonstrate Esterházy Palace Wine Museum
once and for all that Joseph Haydn’s
(1732 –1809) biography is not at all fusty and
boring, but on the contrary proclaims him The cellar vaults of the palace are 330 years
as a superstar. Haydn did not only create new old and house the largest wine museum in
musical genres; he had a perfect, indeed Austria. 700 fascinating objects are exhibited
visionary command of all marketing methods. in this impressive collection, presenting
As the “inventor of the string quartet” and an historical and cultural overview of the rich
“virtuoso of the ensemble”, his influence on tradition of wine-growing in Burgenland.
music history has never ceased. The exhibition Among the exhibits is the largest original wine
gives visitors the chance to experience Joseph barrel in preservation and the oldest Baum-
Haydn and his epoch as a total work of art. presse in Burgenland (a typically Austrian type
Impressive sound and video animations of basket wine press).
transport you on a monumental scale into the
princely cosmos and Haydn’s world of music.
Young visitors have their own media trail
and a specially devised children’s programme. Old Austrian wine press

The musical genius Joseph Haydn Hagen Quartett


The Henrici Restaurant

Weinplutzer – South Burgenland
The Henrici Gourmet Restaurant is proud earthenware wine flagon
Prince Nicholas I Esterházy to offer its guests all the pleasures of top-level
gastronomy. In the setting of the former royal
stables, visitors are spoilt for choice among the
Colonnade Gallery exquisite culinary creations from the Esterházy
palace kitchen – the world-famous Esterházy
Gulyas (goulash), the Esterházy Rostbraten
Café Maskaron (broiled beef), and the Esterházy Schnitzel
(cutlet), each with the typical side dishes of sour
The name of the Café Maskaron comes cream, root vegetables, capers, occasionally
from the corbel grotesques, the so-called peas or anchovies, and, as dessert, the Esterházy
mascarons, dominating the inner courtyard Cream Cake, perhaps, or other pastries.
façade of the palace, which lend a whiff
of Italian-baroque buoyancy to the courtyard
atmosphere. The Café Maskaron presents a
menu of classic Austrian coffee-house
specialities and of course the world-renowned
vintage wines from the Esterházy winery. Henrici Restaurant,

Café Maskaron, interior Terrace in the inner courtyard

6 7 Sun terrace
Palace gardens and orangery Princely Pleasure Packages 2010
The spacious Esterházy palace gardens
surrounding the palace form a grandiose Package 1 Package 2
landscape and worthy setting for a royal
residence. Today it is a popular tourist Music with a sparkle Pomp and splendour of the Esterházy
attraction and recreation park. Situated in Princes & a splendid reception with
the centre of the gardens is the orangery, Programme sparkling wine
completed in the first half of the nineteenth
century and at the time one of the largest –– Welcome reception for guests with
and most up-to-date glass conservatory sparkling wine Programme
complexes next to Schönbrunn. Now, as then, –– Attendance at the matinee –– Admission and guided tour of the ceremonial
the orangery provides a unique setting for
events. –– Admission and guided tour of the ceremonial rooms in Esterházy Palace including the
rooms in Esterházy Palace including the world-famous Haydnsaal
world-famous Haydnsaal –– Farewell to guests with a glass of sparkling
wine at the Café Maskaron in the baroque
lasting 2 hours inner courtyard of the palace
Package price € 12 / pp
lasting 1.5 hours
Columned portico July and August every Wednesday, Package price € 11 / pp
Thursday and Friday at 11 am

The musical matinees at Esterházy Palace continue the great Marvel at the splendour of the Esterházy ceremonial rooms as
tradition of Esterházy music culture. We welcome guests with a part of our exclusive guided tour of the palace. First we will
sparkling-wine reception and then listen to the glorious sounds take a look at the best concert hall in the world for acoustics,
of music by Joseph Haydn. These short concerts provide a the Haydnsaal, and then proceed to the ceremonial rooms,
unique opportunity to experience Joseph Haydn’s music in the the Small Chinese Salon with its precious tapestries, and the
environment in which the composer himself made music and breathtaking Mirror Hall.
where many of his works received their very first performance. At the end, enjoy the tingle of a glass of sparkling
wine at the Café Maskaron in the grandiose baroque inner
courtyard of the palace.

Package 3 Package 4
Leopoldine Temple Following the trail of Joseph Haydn & Superstar “Haydn explosive” &
princely wine tradition in the historic splendid reception at Esterházy Palace
Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn Esterházy wine cellar
The former royal seat of the Esterházy Programme –– Welcome reception for guests with sparkling
Princes has a great deal to offer its visitors. –– Guided tour of the city – including the palace wine and a mouth-watering sample from the
The most notable and beautiful destination for
sightseers is the magnificent baroque palace gardens – to the domain of Joseph Haydn in Henrici Gourmet Restaurant (1 item of finger
of the Esterházys with the world-famous Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn food) at the Café Maskaron in the magical
Haydnsaal and the Esterházy ceremonial rooms. –– Exclusive wine-tasting session and guided atmosphere of the palace's inner courtyard
Other city-tour highlights are the Haydn
House, the palace gardens, the Bergkirche tour of the Esterházy Palace Wine Museum –– Admission and guided tour round the “Haydn
church with its Mount Calvary, unique in the explosive” exhibition, including the world-
world, and – the very heart of the city – lasting 3 hours famous Haydnsaal
the historic district, most of it protected as a
national heritage site. The picturesque Package price € 17.50 / pp
Main street pedestrian precinct with its many small coffee lasting 1.5 hours
houses and shops attracts thousands of Follow the trail of the great genius and composer Joseph Haydn. Package price € 13.80 / pp
visitors every day to stroll around and enjoy On a guided tour through Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn, you will
the unique atmosphere of the Burgenland discover the most important sites associated with his work and
capital. life. To top off the tour, we will take you through the splendid We will welcome you in the palace’s baroque inner courtyard
vaults of the historic wine cellar in the Wine Museum. While with a glass of sparkling wine and a surprise delicacy from the
viewing the largest still-surviving wine barrel and the oldest Henrici Gourmet Restaurant. This will put you in just the right
wine press in Burgenland, you will learn much more about the mood to marvel at the world-famous Haydnsaal and learn
150 years of wine tradition fostered by the Esterházy Princes. more about the life and work of this great musical genius in our
We will also invite you to an exclusive wine-tasting “Haydn explosive” exhibition.
session to test the famous vintage wines.

Bergkirche church

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The Franciscan church
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Treasures of the Esterházy Princes
Highlights of the castle tour
Forchtenstein Castle
–– Chapel
–– Europe’s largest private Forchtenstein Castle houses the unparalleled treasures of the princely
weapons collection family and is a popular tourist attraction close to the gates of Vienna.
–– Castle kitchen Forchtenstein Castle, the emblem of Burgenland, attracts 90,000
–– Armoury/cannon cellar
–– Well visitors each year. It was built in the thirteenth century as a border castle
above the Rosaliengebirge mountain range, and served as a bulwark of
the West during the wars against the Turks. Owned by the Esterházys since
the early seventeenth century, Forchtenstein Castle is still the “treasure
chest” for the family’s superlative collections.

Forchtenstein Castle
Castle tour including the weapons collection

You will embark on an exciting journey of

discovery in our castle tour, which brings to
light some of the rarest cultural treasures
of Europe. You will see the castle chapel, the
largest collection of weapons in Europe,
the historic castle kitchen, the armoury, and
the cannon cellar. To end the trip, you can
take a look at the impressive well, 142 m deep.

Forchtenstein Castle

Castle kitchen Chapel

Forchtenstein Castle has one of the largest

Armoury private collections of weapons in Europe,
the former princely armoury, “Zeughaus” in
Inner courtyard, Forchtenstein Castle

German. It demonstrates the military power

of the Esterházy family. The military equip-
ment of the Esterházy regiments from three
centuries has been preserved almost in
its entirety in the castle’s armoury and can be
viewed during the castle tour. Ceremonial
weapons, insignia, and exquisite hunting
weapons owned by the Esterházy Princes
round off this unique presentation of military

11 Weapons collection
The Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors The refulgent highlight of the exhibition at
Forchtenstein Castle is the largest and oldest
collection of baroque silver furniture in
The Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors Europe. Comparable pieces from other royal
presents the largest baroque dynastic gallery houses, Versailles for instance, were melted
in Central Europe. Visitors can look forward down in the course of history to stock up the
to a trip through the Esterházy family history war chests. In 2007, probably the most valu-
that is full of emotional and sensuous appeal. able holdings of the famous Esterházy Treasure
One curiosity is the only full-figure portrait Chamber in Forchtenstein Castle were put
surviving in the world of Vlad Tepes, aka on show for the first time in an exhibition in
“Count Dracula”, who along with Attila the King Louis XIV’s apartments in Versailles.
Hun was declared without further ado as an
ancestor of the family.

Forchtenstein Castle
Silver furniture

Portrait of “Count Dracula”

Gallery of Ancestors

Since the year dot, the castle has

safeguarded the precious family
treasures, which earned it
the name of “Treasure Chest of
the Esterházys”. Detail of silver table Silver miniature stove

Turkish plunder The “Fürstliches Halali” (Princely Halloo)

exhibition – four centuries of hunting tradi-
tion – is on show in the special exhibition
rooms of the Princes’ quarters in Forchtenstein
Castle. Visitors receive an inside view of the
various aspects of hunting, ranging from the
depiction of various types of the hunt through
to spectacular pictures of hunting accidents
Bacchus automaton in the seventeenth century.


Porcelain hunter

Personalia Big-game hunting

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The Esterházy Treasure Chamber Forchtenstein Castle Packages
The treasure chamber was erected in 1642 as a
place of safekeeping for precious heirlooms, Package 1 Package 2
and is the only art and curiosity cabinet in
Europe to be found in its original location. The treasure chest of the Esterházy Princes Bulwark of the West

Programme Programme
–– Individual welcome to groups with –– Fascinating guided tour of the castle through
sparkling-wine reception the weapons collection, viewing of the
–– Exclusive guided tour of the Forchtenstein castle kitchen and the well shaft, 142 m deep
Castle highlights –– Hearty Bacchusjause – more than just a
snack! – in the historic rooms of the castle
lasting 2 hours (cold cuts with bread/bread rolls)
Package price € 14.50 / pp
lasting 2.5 hours
Door of Treasure Chamber A glass of sparkling wine will send us off on our discovery trip Package price € 13 / pp
Prince Paul Esterházy collected valuable clocks, into the historic rooms of the castle, where you will hear more
watches and automata, also exotic stuffed about the life and significance of the great Princes of Esterházy.
Our exclusive guided tour of the highlights will take Join us on our exclusive guided tour and marvel at the glories of
animals and curiosities on a large scale and the famed Forchtenstein Castle, which was taken over by the
safeguarded his treasures in the Treasure you to the inner courtyard murals, resplendent in colour, some
of which are the largest examples north of the Alps. You will see Esterházy family in the early seventeenth century and recon-
Chamber through complicated locking mecha- structed into a fortified ancestral home. We will show you
nisms. You can marvel at all this today, still in the original paintings of the Gallery of Ancestors and get an
inside view of the Treasure Chamber, erected in 1642 as a place Europe’s largest private weapons collection and the medieval
the ancestral location. castle kitchen; we will summon up impressions of courtly life
of safekeeping for the precious family heirlooms. We will lead
you on through the castle kitchen with the original cutlery and and the gourmet gastronomy of former times. The final item on
into the medieval armoury. The final item on the tour will be a the tour will be a view of the deep castle well. We will take
look into the shaft of the castle well. care of your inner fortification as well – with a Bacchusjause –
more than just a snack! – in the historic rooms of the castle.

Package 3
The Magic of Advent at
Naturalia Forchtenstein Castle
These precious ivory and bone artefacts of Programme
the most exquisite and delicate handicraft –– Exclusive guided winter tour of the
were made in the seventeenth century in the
workshops of the Zick family in Nuremberg and castle highlights
by Berchtesgaden artists. The works in –– Visit to the Christmas Market
Forchtenstein Castle comprise the largest still –– 1 glass of traditional mulled wine
surviving collection of turning and carving
work in ivory and bone, exciting visitors with
their wonderful craftsmanship. lasting 2 hours
Package price € 8.00 / pp

There couldn’t be a more magical Christmas market anywhere

than in the baroque walls of Forchtenstein Castle. The spirit of
Christmas (yet to come!) willwander with you among the stalls
with their entrancing seasonal decorations, and will be palpable
in the diverse options of the Christmas programme. We will
open up the historic rooms exclusively for you and show you
the sights of the castle in a special Advent tour. Enjoy the
incomparable seasonal aura of the Christmas Market with a
beaker of heart-warming mulled wine.


Works of ivory

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Esterházy Specials
Esterházy Specials Combine a visit to Esterházy Palace and Forchtenstein Castle with our
–– St. Margarethen Roman quarry many attractive tourist trips and tip-top cultural events. Our programmes
–– Opera Festival
–– Trausdorf modern winery and range from an adventurous guided tour in the oldest quarry in Europe with
wine estate an opera performance on site, to a test of the most exquisite vintage wines
–– Lackenbach Palace in the modern Esterházy winery, or, for nature lovers, a jaunt in the country
–– Landsee castle ruins
to Lackenbach Palace and the castle ruins of Landsee.

St. Margarethen Roman quarry

Wander with us through the oldest quarry in

Europe in St. Margarethen. The sandstone
quarried there was used among other things to
build Vienna’s St Stephen’s Cathedral and the
most important buildings on the Vienna

Entrance building

Esterházy Specials
The Roman quarry in St. Margarethen has been
included in the UNESCO List of World
Heritage Sites since 2001. The first European
Sculpture Symposium was held here in 1959,
and the many stone sculptures by international
artists shape the landscape surrounding the
Roman quarry in a singular and haunting way.


Opera Festival

A success story lasting ten years lies between

Artistic Director Wolfgang Werner’s rediscov-
ery in 1997 of the quarry as a stunning festival
venue, and the present extensive develop-
ment of this unique natural arena. Today,
around 220,000 visitors a year attend the
events taking place against this sensational
natural backdrop.
Opera Festival

A stage hewn by nature

The modern winery and wine estate in Trausdorf

The winery in Trausdorf was opened in Lackenbach Palace

autumn 2006 before the gates of Eisenstadt.
It boasts the latest facilities and presentation
rooms, and provides an inside view into the The Renaissance building of Lackenbach
production of the prize-winning princely wines. Palace, one of the oldest ancestral seats of
As part of our guided tour we invite you to the Esterházy family, is situated in an idyllic
an exclusive wine-tasting session to test the spot in the low-lying areas of Central Burgen-
famous vintage wines. land. It experienced its heyday in the first half
of the seventeenth century when Nicholas
Count Esterházy held court here as viceroy to
the Hungarian king. During recent years the
palace has been extended by a modern building
complex and now offers improved opportuni-
ties for versatile usage as an event location.

The modern winery New building, Lackenbach Palace


Esterházy Specials
The mild climate with 300 days of sun a year,
superlative soils, and above all centuries of Lackenbach Palace
experience gathered by the local wine-growers
have made Burgenland into a superior wine-
growing region. For 250 years now, the House One of the ancillary buildings of the palace
of Esterházy has devoted itself to viticulture complex accommodates an interactive nature
in Burgenland – with top sites in the centre of theme-park museum, a multi-sensory show
the wine-growing area of Neusiedler See- exploring the various habitats of forest,
Hügelland, on the south slopes of the Leitha- field, river and lake landscape from the most
berg heights, and the hilly landscape of the diverse perspectives.
Rust Hügelland.

250 years of vintage wines

Nature Museum

Castle ruins of Landsee

The castle ruins of Landsee dominate

Barrique Hall the Stooberbachtal valley in the midst of the
Landsee Mountains Nature Park. They are
a popular tourist attraction and among the
largest and most extensive castle ruins
in Central Europe. Landsee has been owned
by the Esterházy family since 1612 and has
played a major role – until its destruction
by a catastrophic fire in 1790 – as a border
fortress in the Austrian-Hungarian region,
as a refuge stronghold, and as residential and
Grape harvest Historic view administrative seat of the Landsee barony.

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Production shed
Esterházy gastronomy Packages: Esterházy Specials
The land of aristocratic cooks: the influences
of Hungarian and French cuisine ensured that Package 1 Package 2
unique gastronomic experiences were dreamed
up in the Esterházy palace kitchen. The St. Margarethen Roman quarry 250 years of viticulture &
Esterházys were of an ancient, aristocratic princely vintage wines
Hungarian line and princely dynasty, thus from Programme
a country in which food and drink have always
had an identity-forming status. The history –– Boat trip on Neusiedler See with traditional Programme
of the Pannonian cuisine started at the latest “Mulatsak” (barbecue) –– Stand-up reception with finger food
during the reign of King St Stephen, crowned in –– Guided tour of the St. Margarethen –– Wine-tasting and guided tour of the
1001. Among the lessons learnt most assidu-
ously by the Hungarian kings from their West Roman quarry modern winery of Trausdorf
European models was the inestimable signifi-
cance of a good working relationship with their lasting approx. 4 hours lasting 2 hours
court chef de cuisine. Hence several dynasties
of cooks were even raised to the nobility and Package price € 27.50 / pp Package price € 27.50 / pp
awarded “Mundkochwappen” – coat of arms
showing their appointment as personal chefs We will start our tour with a boat trip on Neusiedler See, the The viticulture and wine tradition of the Esterházy Princes is
de cuisine to the court. largest steppe lake in Europe. You will be invited to a genuine inseparably linked to the Pannonian region. Empress Maria
Esterházy Rostbraten (broiled beef)
“Mulatsak”, with hearty barbecue specialities. Then a bus Theresa herself appreciated the wine, which throve in the mild
will take you to St. Margarethen for a tour of the spectacular climate of the lake and matured in its own caves and winery.
Roman quarry. The world-famous court composer Joseph Haydn received part
On request we will be happy to organise tickets for of his salary in kind – in wine – as is documented in a grant of
the renowned St. Margarethen Opera Festival. 1789. You will enjoy a stand-up reception with finger food and
wine-tasting conducted by wine experts and get a close-up
view not only of the centuries-old Esterházy wine tradition, but
also of contemporary viticulture in the most state-of-the-art
winery and wine estate in Austria.

Package 3 Package 4
The Esterházy castle cuisine and Pure Nature
princely wines at the Lackenbach Palace & the Landsee ruins
Henrici Gourmet Restaurant
Programme –– Sparkling-wine reception and guided tour of
–– 2-course Esterházy meal with an aperitif à the “Nature’s Track” museum
Esterházy Gulyas (goulash) la maison at the Henrici Gourmet Restaurant –– Admission to and tour of the most extensive
–– Private bus takes you to a wine-tasting ruins in Central Europe – the Landsee ruins
session and guided tour of the modern
The table is set! winery in Trausdorf lasting 3 hours
Package price € 11.50 / pp
lasting 3.5 hours
Package price € 33 / pp Here we willl offer nature lovers a really special experience:
after a sparkling-wine reception in Lackenbach Palace, we will
take you through the “Nature’s Track” museum. Then a bus
Hardly any noble dynasty in Europe has inspired so many chefs will take you to the most extensive castle ruins in Central
de cuisine to create exquisite dishes as that of the Esterházys. Europe. Here, far away from the tourist hiking routes, you will
Our gastronomic guided tour will start with a 2-course Ester- go on a unique guided tour of an extraordinary and magical
házy meal with aperitif at the Henrici Gourmet Restaurant in site.
the former royal palace stables. A private bus will then take you
to the modern wine estate in Trausdorf before the gates of
Eisenstadt. Here you can test the princely vintages and learn
more about the Esterházy wine tradition and today’s state-
of-the-art methods of viticulture.
Historic cutlery

Historic drinking glass Esterházy cake

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Day trips
Tour 1 Tour 2 Tour 3 Tour 4
Wine and dine, and a nocturnal promenade Pannonia live Esterházy “Burgen”land – land of castles Haydn explosive

Programme Programme Programme Programme

–– 3-course Esterházy candlelight dinner with –– Admission to Mount Calvary and the –– Esterházy Palace Eisenstadt –– The house in Vienna where Joseph Haydn
aperitif à la maison at the Henrici Gourmet Haydn Museum –– Forchtenstein Castle died
Restaurant –– Esterházy Palace “Haydn explosive” –– Lunch in Lackenbach (buffet) –– Joseph Haydn’s birthplace in Rohrau
–– Torch-lit night watchman “patrol” through –– Lunch: Storchenmühle – 3-course –– Lackenbach Palace –– The Haydn Church and Haydn Mausoleum
the mysterious Free City of Eisenstadt Puszta meal –– Lockenhaus Castle –– Lunch at the Henrici Restaurant
–– St. Margarethen Roman quarry –– Robber baron feast in the medieval rooms (2-course meal)
lasting 3.5 hours –– Puszta trip: boat and carriage of the stronghold –– Esterházy Palace: the “Haydn explosive”
(approx. 7.30 pm – 11 pm) –– All-in guided tour, 9 hours, includes guide, –– All-in guided tour, 10 hours, includes guide, exhibition
Package price € 39.50 / pp bus commentary, on-site guided tour; bus commentary, on-site guided tour, –– Café Maskaron (Haydn cake and coffee)
each extra hour € 35 each extra hour € 35 –– All-in guided tour, 8 hours, includes guide,
Henrici Restaurant bus commentary, on-site guided tour,
Starting in 1793, the total complex opposite the Eisenstadt lasting 9 hours lasting 10 hours each extra hour € 35
Palace was radically reconstructed under Prince Anton
Esterházy (1738 –1794). The royal stables have been complete- Package price € 60.60 / pp Package price € 86.50 / pp
ly preserved and boast a grandiose vaulted hall with marble lasting 8 hours
food troughs and a great waterspout. The former horse stables Eisenstadt, the city of Haydn Esterházy Palace Eisenstadt Package price € 59.80 / pp
were reconstructed into a restaurant in the twentieth century. Eisenstadt is Austria’s smallest provincial capital, with a The palace has been owned by the Esterházy family for 350
Proof that the Esterházys bred generations of population of around 14,000. Our guided tour will start at the years and is one of Burgenland’s landmarks. The current
gourmets is seen by a look at the Esterházy castle and palace Haydn Church. Here you can see the Haydn organ and the exhibition informs you in particular detail about the princely The house in Vienna where Joseph Haydn died
kitchens between Eisenstadt and Fertöd, and in the Pannonian- grave of the world-famous composer Joseph Haydn. Inside the dynasty. A special highlight is the world-famous Haydnsaal, Joseph Haydn bought this house in the suburb of Gumpendorf
style dishes and typical desserts dreamed up by the Ester- Mount Calvary monument, carved wooden figures represent a frescoed concert hall not only of great visual beauty, but also in 1793 and had it refurbished for the widowhood of his wife
házy chefs de cuisine, which are still named after the family. the 20 Stations of the Cross of Jesus Christ. The tour will with unparalleled acoustics. Maria Anna. However, it was not Mrs Haydn who ended her
continue through the former Jewish Quarter, past the Burgen- days here, but the maestro himself. Haydn died here on the first
Night watchman patrol land Landesmuseum and through the Esterházy landscape Forchtenstein Castle floor of the building on 31 May 1809 at the age of 77.
Join a night watchman (Mr. Christian Seywerth) on his garden. The city tour will include the Franciscan church with Forchtenstein Castle was built in the thirteenth century as a
torchlit evening patrol, a walk with a difference through the friary, Haydn’s house, the Town Hall and the Plague Column. Hungarian border castle; it was an important bulwark during Joseph Haydn’s birthplace in Rohrau/Lower Austria
romantically illuminated backstreets and alleys of the In Esterházy Palace, visitors can see the “Haydn explosive” the Turkish Wars and never captured. The world-famous composer Joseph Haydn was born in this
Free City of Eisenstadt. Discover the special character and special exhibition. house on 31 March 1732, the second of a total of twelve
mysteries of Haydn’s city by night. Lunch at Mallits, the “Curiosity Wine Inn” children.
Lunch at the Storchenmühle Mallits is the name of a family of farmers in Lackenbach who
The mill is 500 years old and situated in Oslip, a “Schmalanger- have been collecting antiquities for 60 years and now live with Haydn Church and Haydn Mausoleum in Eisenstadt
dorf” (enclosed village with common) typical of Burgenland. around 8,000 items, kept in their private home, the garden, The Bergkirche church was once intended to be the largest
Part of the film trilogy about the life of Empress Elisabeth and in the tavern. pilgrimage church in Hungary. It was built 300 years ago under
(“Sissie”) was made here. Enjoy the Pannonian cuisine to the Prince Paul Esterházy. Prince Paul V had a Haydn Mausoleum
melodies of original Hungarian Gypsy music. Lackenbach Palace erected in the north tower of the church for the bicentennial of
Lackenbach Palace is one of Burgenland’s oldest Renaissance Haydn’s birth. The mortal remains of the great composer have
St. Margarethen sandstone quarry chateaux, and was the first ancestral seat of the Esterházys in been interred here since 1954.
The spectacular Roman quarry can look back to a history of Burgenland.
25 million years, and provides an extraordinary and dramatic Lunch at the Henrici Restaurant
setting for the annual summer Opera Festival. Kobersdorf Palace Creations of the Esterházy Palace cuisine, served to you as a
This Renaissance chateau at the foot of the Pauliberg mountain, 2-course meal.
Tour of the historic city of Rust Austrian’s youngest volcano, was built directly into the fore-
Embedded between the west shore of the Neusiedler See and fortress of the former moated castle. It came into the owner- Esterházy Palace: the “Haydn explosive” exhibition
the vine-laden heights of the Rust Hügelland is Rust, Austria’s ship of the princely family of the Esterházys in the eighteenth This exhibition shows Joseph Haydn and his era as a total work
smallest Free City. The famous “stork city” captivates visitors century and is now privately owned. of art. Grandiose sound and video installations conjure up
through its picturesque historic district, and its superlative the age of the Esterházy princes and Haydn’s world of music,
wines. Lockenhaus Castle re-awakening them to new life.
The castle is situated on the north slopes of the Geschrieben-
Puszta trip stein, the highest mountain in Burgenland. The infamous Café Maskaron
Tour guide The extremely shallow Neusiedler See is the largest steppe lake “Bloody Countess” Elizabeth Báthory once lived here, one of the The inner courtyard and its fanciful baroque atmosphere
You will be escorted on in Europe. It forms part of the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel most savage murderesses in history. Visit the apse, supposed enhance the pleasure of a cup of coffee and a piece of
your day trips into the National Park. A ferry will take you to the open-air stage at to have been a cultic room for the Knights Templar. And there Haydn cake.
entrancing world of Mörbisch and to the Hungarian border at Illmitz/Illmic, where is more – the chapel, the banqueting hall, the “Rittersaal” –
Pannonia by our expert you will be picked up by a carriage. the Knight’s Hall –, the armoury, and the “Rauchkuchl”, the old
tour guide Ms Sylvia smoking kitchen.
Robber Baron feast in the medieval rooms of the
After such a eventful day, enjoy a traditional ‘robber baron’
22 meal – finger food is nothing new! Accordingly, each guest will
be given an apron just to be on the safe side. A minstrel will
provide the musical background.
Admission charges
Esterházy Palace Forchtenstein Castle Roman quarry Lackenbach Palace

Palace tour Castle tour with weapons collection With guide Tour of the Nature Museum
Adults € 7.50 Adults € 8.00 Adults € 3.50 Adults € 4.00
Reduced € 6.50 Reduced € 7.00 Reduced € 3.00 Reduced € 2.00
Families € 16.00/family Families € 21.00/family Families € 9.00/family Families € 10.00/family
Groups € 6.50 Groups € 6.00 Children aged 6 –16 € 2.00 Groups with guide € 4.00
School groups Groups without guide € 3.00
“Haydn explosive” exhibition Esterházy Treasure Chamber as class € 2.00
Adults € 8.00 (only with guide)
Reduced € 6.00 Adults € 10.00 Without guide Opening times
Families € 17.00/family Reduced € 9.00 Adults € 2.50 1 September – 30 June
Groups with guide € 7.00 Families € 28.00/family Reduced € 2.00 9 am – 4 pm
Groups without guide € 6.00 Groups € 8.00 Families € 7.00/family
Children aged 6 –16 € 1.50 1 July – 31 August
Weinmuseum Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors School groups 9 am – 5 pm
Adults € 5.00 Adults € 8.00 as class € 1.50
Reduced € 4.00 Reduced € 7.00 Address
Groups with guide € 5.00 Families € 20.00/family Museum Schloss Lackenbach
Groups without guide € 4.00 Groups € 6.00 Opening times 7322 Lackenbach
April – October: www.esterhazy.at
Palace ticket (combi-ticket) Combi-ticket: 9 am – 6 pm
Adults € 9.90 Castle tour and Treasure Chamber November – March:
Reduced € 8.50 Adults € 15.00 For groups by appointment
Families € 19.00/family Reduced € 13.50
Families € 42.00/family Address
Groups € 12.00 Römersteinbruch Betriebe GmbH
Opening times 7062 St. Margarethen
April – October: Combi-ticket: www.esterhazy.at
daily 9 am – 6pm Castle tour and Gallery of Ancestors
November – March: Adults € 13.50
For groups by appointment Reduced € 12.00
Families € 35.00/family
Adsress Groups € 10.00
Schloss Esterházy
7000 Eisenstadt Combi-ticket:
www.esterhazy.at Gallery of Ancestors and Treasure Chamber
Adults € 15.00
Reduced € 13.50
Families € 41.00/family
Groups € 12.00

Castle tour, Treasure Chamber and
Gallery of Ancestors
Adults € 21.00 Prices valid from 1 January to 31 December 2010.
Reduced € 18.50
Families € 55.00/family Group prices valid for 20 persons and more.
Groups € 17.00 Groups by appointment on request.

Free admission for children up to age 6.

Opening times Family ticket valid for parents (or grandparents) and 2 children
April – October: up to age 16.
10 am – 6 pm
November – March: Free admission for tourist guides and bus drivers.
For groups by appointment
Prices apply per person and incl. taxes.
Address Subject to alterations.
Burg Forchtenstein
7212 Forchtenstein

Esterházy Service Center

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All packages can be booked for groups of 20 persons and more at the Esterházy Service Center. Prices include VAT.
Access Vienna Bratislava Eisenstadt
routes A2
Kittsee/Jarovce Highlights
junction A4
am See Nickelsdorf/
A3 50 Hegyeshalom

Eisenstadt Trausdorf
St. Margarethen
Wiener S31 Rust Palace gardens
Neustadt Mörbisch
50 Klingenbach
Mattersburg 4
Győr 3
Lackenbach Esterházy 10 Neusiedlersee
7 3
Palace 9 e
Landsee - G a ss
A2 a yd n
Oberpullendorf 1 Jose 5 15
4 11 13
2 H a u p t st
ss e
ystra 8
rház 2
87 Este Pfarrgasse
14 6
Oberwart 1
Graz St.-Rochus-Strasse


Vienna, Graz,
Forchtenstein Castle Esterházy Palace By train Parking for private cars Esterházy Highlights Eisenstadt Highlights
By car By car Approx. 1-hour trip from Vienna. Short-term parking zone, 1 Esterházy Palace 1 Bergkirche church
S31 exit Forchtenstein From the south: Information on trains available: time charge: Wine Museum 2 Domkirche – Cathedral
From Vienna: –– Südautobahn (A2) Monday to Friday 8 am – 4 pm, Café Maskaron 3 Franciscan church
–– A2/A3 Südostautobahn (southbound motorway) to Two route options Saturday 8 am – 12 pm 2 Henrici Restaurant 4 Spitalskirche – hospital church
(southbound motorway, Wr. Neustadt –– from Vienna Südbahnhof Charge: € 0.50/per half-hour 3 Orangery 5 Plague Column
direction Eisenstadt, –– and S4/S31 (South Main Station) via 4 Leopoldine Temple 6 Pulverturm tower
–– then via S 31 to exit Neusiedl am See (change here) Garage car park 7 Jewish Cemetery
Forchtenstein From the west: to Eisenstadt Esterházy Palace (APCOA) 8 Liszt monument
From Graz: –– Westautobahn (westbound –– from Vienna Südbahnhof via Tel. 02682/ 67404, 6109911, 9 Haydn House
–– A2 exit Eisenstadt, motorway) (A1) to Steinhäusl/ Wulkaprodersdorf (change 10 Diocesan Museum
–– S4 to Mattersburg junction, Allander Autobahn Junction, here) to Eisenstadt Charge: 11 Austrian Jewish Museum
–– then via S31, direction –– Südautobahn (southbound € 1.80 / hour, 12 Landesgalerie
Oberpullendorf motorway) A2 to Guntrams- Train from Eisenstadt via € 1260 / daily maximum 13 Burgenland Regional Museum
–– exit Forchtenstein dorf, Wulkaprodersdorf to Sopron 14 Galerie im Haus der
–– Südostautobahn (south-east- (every hour, approx. half an Bus parking Begegnung (Gallery at the
By train bound motorway) (A3) hour’s journey) Glorietteallee (opposite entrance Community Centre)
From Vienna Südbahnhof (South to palace gardens) 15 Rathausgalerie (Town Hall/
Main Station) via Wiener Neustadt From the east: By bus Town Hall Gallery)
to Mattersburg, then change to –– Flughafenautobahn (airport Regional buses 566 or 1156 Charge: € 3.– per hour
regional bus 7993 motorway) (A4) and from Vienna Südtirolerplatz Daily maximum € 15.–
–– Bundesstrasse (Federal to Eisenstadt (Mörbisch). (free parking from the sixth
By bus Highway) B50 Approx. 1.15-hour trip, express hour onwards)
From Vienna Südtirolerplatz to bus approx. 1 hour. For details,
Forchtenstein. For detailed From the north: call Eisenstadt bus information All information subject to
information on individual buses –– Südautobahn (southbound on 02682/623 60 -11 or check alteration.
available, please check at motorway) A2 to Guntrams- at www.vor.at
www.vor.at and www.oebb.at dorf,
–– Südostautobahn (south-
Parking for buses and cars east-bound motorway) A3
Car park directly in front of castle

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Die besten Haydn-Interpreten zu Gast bei den Haydn Festspielen in Eisenstadt

Konzertprogramm 2010
Stabat Mater
Karfreitag, 2. April 2010
1. Mai 2010
Die HaydnAkademie Intendanz:
15. Mai / 5. Juni / 4. September / 2. Oktober 2010
Dr. Walter Reicher
Esterházy Streichquartett
18.-20. Juni 2010 Haydn Festspiele
Sommerakademie Schloss Esterházy
12. August 2010 7000 Eisenstadt
Internationale Haydntage office@haydnfestival.at
„Haydn & Die Jubilare“ +43 (0)2682 61866
9.-19. September 2010
Adam Fischer,
Österr.-Ung. Haydn Philharmonie,
Kammerorchester Basel, Giovanni Antonini,
Israel Chamber Orchester, Julian Rachlin u.v.m.

Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen präsentieren 2010

www.ofs.at W. A. Mozarts Oper „Die Zauberflöte“
Vom 14. Juli bis 29. August 2010 steht im Römersteinbruch St. Margare-
then Mozarts Oper „Die Zauberflöte“ auf dem Programm. Mit dieser Oper
schuf Mozart ein Stück Welttheater. „Die Zauberflöte“ zählt zu den rät-
selvollsten und zugleich berührendsten Opernwerken, die je geschrieben
wurden. Bei den Opernfestspielen St. Margarethen wird diese Oper mit
effektvoller Farbenpracht inszeniert.

Opera Festival St. Margarethen presents in 2010

W.A. Mozart’s opera “The Magic Flute”
From 14th of July to 29th of August 2010 the Opera Festival St. Margare-
then stages Mozart’s sublime opera “The Magic Flute”. The Römerstein-
bruch (Roman quarry) in St. Margarethen is one of Austria’s premier ve-
nues for international opera enthusiasts and Europe’s biggest naturally
created stage. By virtue of its magnificent acoustics and awe-inspiring
atmosphere, this outdoor concert hall is able to present opera at its
most compelling and elemental.

Weitere Informationen erteilt/for more information contact:

Barbara Steinhauser | Opernfestspiele St. Margarethen GesmbH & Co KG
Neunkirchner Straße 17, A-2700 Wiener Neustadt
Tel.: +43/2622/82605-17, Fax: +43/2622/82613
E-mail: info@ofs.at oder b.steinhauser@ofs.at - www.ofs.at
Office hours: Mo - Fr 9 to 13 hrs.
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