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Excursions in the surroundings

Within a few kilometres very interesting sights are located. No matter whether you want to visit grand castles, informative museums or some other historic places - the possibilities are varied. Please find some tips following.

Roman quarry (3 km)

Street St. Margarethen - Berg  Zip / City 7062 St. Margarethen  Phone +43 (0)2682 / 63004-402  Mail: kulturvermittlung@esterhazy.at   www.esterhazy.at

Opening hours and guided tours:

May - Juny: Friday - Sunday: 10:30 am, 3:30 pm
July - August: 10:30 am
September and October: Friday - Sunday: 10:30 am, 3:30 pm

Preview 2020

Tickets and Informations

Tourismusverband Freistadt Rust
Tel.: +43 2685 502-0
E-Mail: tourismus@freistadt-rust.at



Oper and concerts at Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt


Date und Informations about the concerts

Esterházyplatz 1, A-7000 Eisenstadt

Tel: +43 (0) 2682 / 63 854 – 12

E-Mail: ausstellung@esterhazy.at

Open: Mon – Sun 9 am – 6 pm

17. November – 30 December: Thu – Sun 9 am – 5 pm

Ticket- & Castleshop: daily 9 am – 5 pm

Burgenland Provincial Museum (15 km)

Street Museumsgasse 1 - 5
Zip / City 7000 Eisenstadt
Phone +43 (0)2682 / 600 - 1234
Fax: 600 - 1277
E-Mail: landesmuseum@bgld.gv.at

Reopening of permanent collection

The Burgenland Provincial Museum has boasted a unique collection focussing on archaeology, folklore and cultural history as well as the natural sciences of this country since 1926.

The building housing the provincial museum has now been readapted and the permanent collection also made more modern and visitor-friendly in due time for the celebrations marking the museum’s 80th anniversary.


Adults: € 6,00
reduced tickets for pupils, students, army and pensioners: € 5,00
Ticket for families: € 13.00

Free entrance with the Neusiedler See Card


Schloss Esterházy
Esterházyplatz 1
7000 Eisenstadt

Tel.: +43 (0) 2682/63004-7600
E-Mail: schloss-esterhazy@esterhazy.at

Öffnungszeiten 2019:

1st January – 31st March & 5th November - 31st December
Friday – Sunday and Holidays 10 am - 5 pm

1st April - 30th April & 1st Oktober - 3rd November
daily 10 am - 5 pm

1st May - 30th September daily 10 am - 6 pm

Esterházy Castle in Eisenstadt is one of the most beautiful baroque castles in Austria and gives an impressive insight into the once glorious life at the court of Prince Esterházy. Even today, the castle is still the centre of cultural events and is always a picturesque setting for festivals and social events.


Admission prices vary between the respective guided tours. These can be found directly on the Esterhazy website.  https://esterhazy.at/de/schlossesterhazy/index.do

Schloss Esterházy (15 km)

Burg Forchtenstein Castle (33 km)

Zip / City 7212 Forchtenstein
Telefphone +43 (0)2626 / 812 12
E-Mail burg-forchtenstein@esterhazy.at

Opening hours:

April 1 - October 31
daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. (last entry to castle 5 p.m.)

Esterházy family collection houses a collection of arms and armoury, the silver room, the ancestral portrait gallery and the treasury. “Burg Forchtenstein” castle has acted as a “vault” for the precious family values for the Esterházy family since time immemorial. The visitors experience an exhibition programme whose fantastic quality is unsurpassed in the whole of Europe:

  • The Secret Treasury, which, shrouded in mystery, is the only Art and Treasure Chamber to remain in its “original location” since it came into existence and it thus unique within Europe.
  • The ”Wondrous World of Esterhazy” (Wundersame Ahnen) exhibition is the largest Baroque family and portrait gallery in Central Europe – an exciting and enthralling journey through the history of the large princely Esterhazy family.
  • Europe’s only remaining collection of Silver Furniture dating back to the Baroque period is also legendary - comparable collections belonging to other princely and royal families were - almost without exception - all melted down throughout the course of history in order to improve the war coffers.

This wide-ranging programme is rounded off by a whole host of events and special kiddies’ activities.

Museum in "Schloss Lackenbach" Castle (53 km)

Zip / City 7322 Lackenbach
Telephone +43 (0)2619 / 200 12
E-Mail naturspur@esterhazy.at

Opening hours:

March - June: Wed - Sun, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
July and September: daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Groups are requested to book in advance

This modern theme adventure museum focuses on nature. Various natural living environments like forests or rivers are viewed from various perspectives while including all senses.

“Following Nature’s Trail” is the motto of the exhibition in a former farm building in the Renaissance castle of “Schloss Lackenbach” – an experience for all senses.

The following themed areas are exhibited in this innovative presentation: the history of mankind, archaeology, hunting and forest history, wood, climate change, tourism, art and culture. Countless themed special exhibitions and an extensive additional programme of events including readings, food tastings, talks, concerts and workshops round off this fantastic experience at this natural history museum with a difference!


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