Exhibition Melinda Esterházy
The exhibition about Princess Melinda Esterházy (1920— 2014) traces the stages in the life of an extraordinary woman. Melinda Ottrubay started dancing as a young bourgeois girl, enjoyed an exceptional career at the Budapest Opera House before finally marrying Prince Paul Esterházy V.
As a visitor you can directly experience Melinda Esterházy as an authentic character, both in her career at the opera and in her personal life. You will have glimpses of a life full of highs and lows, her ambitious career and her personal world away from the stage.Beyond the “fairy-tale character”, you will get to know a strong personality who grew with the tasks that life presented. Room by room you can walk through the life of Melinda Ottrubay as if through an opera. You will get to know the protagonist in her early life, as a trainee and prima ballerina assoluta, and later as a princess Esterházy.The exhibition in five acts takes you through the life of the last prince couple Melinda and Paul Esterházy V as if on a stage.
Children up to the age of 6 are free.
Discounted tickets for students, families and groups are available on-site.
The ticket entitles to single entry within one year from the date of purchase.
1. January - 31. March: Friday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
1. April - 30. April: daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
1. May - 30. September: daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
1. October - 3. November: daily 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
4. November - 31. December: Friday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Attention: Palace is closed on 25 and 26 December.
Guidet Tours start at 1.30 pm every day.
BY BUS: Take the regional bus 200 from Vienna to Eisenstadt station; journey takes c. 75 minutes, express c. 60 minutes. Further information: +43 (0)2682 623 60–1.
BY TRAIN: It is about a ten-minute walk from Eisenstadt station to the palace. For train times see: www.oebb.at
BY CAR: A2 towards Graz – at Guntramsdorf junction keep right, turn right onto the A3 after the service station – after approx. 26 km take the exit Müllendorf – turn right onto the B59 towards Eisenstadt – follow the B59 until you reach Esterházy Palace.
With one ticket in the footsteps of the Habsburg - museum, nature park and family crypt! Artstetten Castle is situated in the midst of the spacious Castle’s Nature Park. In the castle the Archduke Franz Ferdinand Museum and the Family Crypt are found. The former imperial summer residence of Emperor Franz I. is located close to the Wachau and till this day is occupied by the family all-season.
Take a time trip to history on Hauptplatz 17 – the Kaiserhaus Baden and its eventful past!
Where heaven and earth meet, there is much to experience and to discover.