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Eisenstadt, Esterházy Palace

Palace ticket with guided tour

  • The rich and varied history of a princely family and the breathtaking interior of their Eisenstadt residence
  • Haydn Hall, world famous for its acoustics, and the Baroque palace chapel
  • The Wine Museum, the exhibitions “Haydn explosive”, “Melinda Esterhazy”, the staterooms, and the apartment of the princess (included in the ticket but without a guided tour) 

This tour introduces you to personalities from the past and brings their moving and fascinating stories to life. You will also discover the mezzanine storey, where the personal servants of the princess once lived. Another of the many tour highlights is the 17th-century palace chapel. The organ in the chapel partly dates from the time of Joseph Haydn and was regularly played by him the 17th-century Palace Chapel. The organ dates back to the time of Joseph Haydn and was frequently played by the great composer. The tour also includes the Haydnsaal, now world famous for its acoustics and an inspiration to Haydn in his day.

English tour: The palace tour starts at 1.00 pm


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.

Please inform yourself directly at the excursion destination about details. In case of special events visitors cannot walk around and view the hall as a result. Thank you for your understanding.

Please note

In addition to the booking, please make a reservation in the ticket office in advance for the desired guided tour time so that a participance can be guaranteed at exactly this time.

Opening hours

1. May - 31. June

Tuesday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 05.30 pm

1 July - 31 August

Open daily from 10.00 am - 5.30 pm

1 September - 31. October

Tuesday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 05.30 pm

1. November 2021 - 31. March 2022

Tuesday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 04.30 pm

Tuesday - Friday only for guided tours

Esterhazy Palace
Esterházyplatz 1
7000 Eisenstadt
Getting there

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:

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.

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