Things to see and do - Eisenstadt
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Eisenstadt Travel guide
Eisenstadt : Michelin's recommendations
Eisenstadt grew on the south slope of the Leithagebirge, the last crystalline mountain in the Eastern Alps. The mild climate makes it possible to grow vines, peaches, apricots and almonds. Since 1925, the political and administrative role of the Burgenland capital has revived the city. It is also Haydn's town, as everything here reminds visitors of the brilliant composer who lived sometimes here and other times at the Esterhazy palace, in Hungary, for 30 years.
Tourist attractions Eisenstadt : Things to see and do
Esterházyplatz A - 7000 Eisenstadt
This was one of the favourite residences of the Esterhazy family, who helped the Habsburg establish their rule in Hungary. From 1663 to 1672, on the site of a Medieval fortress, Prince Paul Esterhazy commissioned Carlone to build this quadrilateral f..
Unterbergstr. 6 A - 6800 Eisenstadt
The Austrian Jewish Museum is located in Samson Wertheimer's charming old house. There is also a fine synagogue, which escaped Nazi destruction. Both are worth visiting, as is the nearby Jewish cemetery.
Haydnplatz 1 A - 6800 Eisenstadt
An artificial hill was created in the early 18C to provide the setting for a Way of the Cross, whose stations, made up of 260 traditional wooden and 60 stone figures, realistically and theatrically portray the story of the Passion. The hilltop, final..