Esterházy Palace

Year-round cultural offering at Esterházy

Palace quarter in Eisenstadt

Only an hour away from Vienna by car is a special kind of cultural world. The Esterházy private foundation’s claim to create a link between the past and the present and interpret history based on a contemporary approach is evident not only in the outstanding, innovative exhibitions at Esterházy Palace but also in the palace quarter. For example, the former court stables are now home to “Henrici,” a top restaurant serving Pannonian and Mediterranean cuisine. Right next door, you can enjoy the splendid wines of the Burgenland at the “Selektion Vinothek Burgenland.” Or enjoy the regional treats of the season at the “Kulinarium Burgenland Market Hall.” From 6-16 September 2017, an autumn festival will be held at Esterházy Palace for the first time. It will combine the aspects of classical, jazz and Balkan Roma music with food & wine and the tradition of the historic location.

Forchtenstein Castle

Behind thick walls with sophisticated locking systems is the Esterházy Treasure Chamber, the only chamber of art and treasures still preserved in its original location. During the tour of the castle, the “Granaten, Fahnen, Grenadiere” [grenades, flags, grenadiers] exhibition gives an interesting insight into the history of uniforms, weapons and defense systems at Esterházy. New exhibition: Eva Esterházy – first Esterházy princess. A dramatic fate and a long-forgotten secret of the family history are revealed to visitors here. After conquering the castle, you can raise a glass of Esterházy wine at the "Grenadier" café restaurant, recently built in authentic castle style.

St. Margarethen Quarry

The quarry in St. Margarethen has been a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site since 2001 and has a natural architecture and scale that creates an unbelievable impression. The quarry is home to one of the most impressive open-air stages in Europe, and opulent operas are presented here every summer. Giuseppe Verdi's masterpiece "Rigoletto" is on the program in 2017. Visitors can expect an impressive natural and cultural experience in the open air. More information:

Palace quarter in Eisenstadt Esterházy Palace

Esterházyplatz, 7000 Eisenstadt
  • Prices

  • Opening times

    • 01 January to 31 March
      Fr-So, Ftg/Fri-Son, hols 10:00-17:00
    • 01 April to 30 April
      täglich/daily 10:00-17:00
    • 01 May to 30 September
      täglich/daily 10:00-18:00
    • 01 October to 03 November
      täglich/daily 10:00-17:00
    • 04 November to 31 December
      Fr-So, Ftg/Fri-Son, hols 10:00-17:00
  • Accessibility

    • Main entrance
      • 3 Steps (Double swinging doors )
    • Side entrance
      • no steps (Double swinging doors 120 cm wide )
      • Ramp 350 cm long , 600 cm wide
    • Car parks Main entrance
      • 2 Parking spaces for people with disabilities
    • Further information
      • Seeing eye dogs allowed
      • 5 Wheelchair spaces available (Haydnsaal, Reservierung erbeten)
      • Wheelchair accessible restroom available.
    • Special offers for people with disabilities

      50% discount on admission price.

    • Comments

      Wheelchair access to the exhibition rooms. Wine museum: 21 steps (vaulted cellar).

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Getting there: By car: A2 towards Graz, exit at "Eisenstadt" onto A3, exit at "Eisenstadt Mitte", continue on "Mattersburger Strasse" to roundabout, take first exit, follow "Ruster Strasse" to Esterházy Palace (duration: approx. 45 - 60 minutes). By bus from Vienna Südtirolerplatz to Eisenstadt.

Forchtenstein Castle

Melinda-Esterházy-Platz 1, 7212 Forchtenstein
  • Comments

    • Getting there: By car, via the A2/A3 towards Eisenstadt, continue on the S31 to the Forchtenstein exit. By bus from Vienna Südtirolerplatz to Forchtenstein.

add to my travel plan

Getting there: By car, via the A2/A3 towards Eisenstadt (see above), continue on the S31 to the Forchtenstein exit. By bus from Vienna Südtirolerplatz to Forchtenstein.

Ticket agency pan.event GmbH
Esterhazyplatz 4
7000 Eisenstadt
Tel. +43-(0)2682-650 65

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