The palace tour shows the magnificent apartment of the Esterházy Princesses and provides a glimpse into the lives and worlds of three charismatic ladies: Maria Josefa Hermenegilde, née Princess Liechtenstein, passionate patroness of Joseph Haydn; Maria Theresia, née Princess of Thurn and Taxis, lionized beauty at the Congress of Vienna, and Lady Sarah Child-Villiers. Meet personalities from the past and discover the fascinating and moving stories of their loves, marital bliss and troubles.
A further highlight of this tour is 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.
Duration: ca. 50 minutes
English tour: The palace tour starts at 01.30 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.
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.
May - 30. September
daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
1. October - 3. November
daily 10.00 am - 6.00 pm
4. November - 31. December
Friday - Sunday and on holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Esterházy Palace is closed on 25 and 26 of December.
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.
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