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the capital of the austrian federal country burgenland only counts 14.000 people; a small gem in the row of provincial capitals of Austria. back in 1924, it became evident that sopron was going to remain with hungary, so “kismarton” (eisenstadt in hungarian, named after the patron saint holy martin) was made capital city of the new province.

culturally, however, the town of eisenstadt has a story of its own. the esterházy dynasty has left its very own hallmark, the splendid esterházy castle. known for its sumptuous baroque style, guided tours are held each day. another reason to visit is the wine museum of burgenland, located in the very own, huge cellars of the castle: this is where you will find the largest barrel of the whole province.

the music of joseph haydn lets you travel back in time while taking a walk through the lovely small town centre. In september, matinees and concerts take place during the international haydn festival. you can even join a pilgrimage to the mountain church and the haydn mausoleum (a truly morbid funeral story!) as well as the kalvarien hill. music fans explore haydn’s former living quarters (annually changing exhibitions) and his herbal garden in the little garden house.

the provincial museum of burgenland tells you about regional fauna & flora, archaeology, geology and cultural history; the jewish museum located in the former ghetto deals with jewish customs in eastern austria.

we recommend a visit of the gloriette right on top of the hill above town, offering a wonderful view and a great value-for-money service for a snack and some drinks!  For a truly elegant dining experience, try the “henrici” across the castle, located in the former stables of the castle
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