Our trip to Eisenstadt coincided with the Winzerkirtag which is held every year in Kleinhoflein, which is a district of Eisenstadt.Winzerkirtag is a wine festival and many local producers attend and set up their own heuriger. We had a table booked at the heuriger owned by Rudolf Kaiser (www.weingut-kaiser.at) and we had a very enjoyable evening.more
It was not exactly what I expected from a wine museum, but a nice walk through the old wine cellar of the castle. Some exhibits about wine history, nice to cool down on a hot summer day. And hey, wine is what the region is most famous for!PS: Frequently, they have an unexplainable smell of fire and smoke in the wine shop where you get the...more
Some steps away from the castle on a light hill stands the Bergkirche. It shows also great frescos and many rich interiors.And it is a must-see activity for all those people on VT who love the music of Joseph Haydn. He is buried under the north tower of the church in a honory grave. Originally Hadyn was buried in Vienna but Lord Paul Esterhazy...more
We mainly went there because it was the only Heurigen (=Austrian wine tavern) that was open and "ausgsteckt" that afternoon, but we ended up having a really nice experience. Very laid back. All sandwiches, most of all the Schmalzbrot of course! (Unfortunately, the English explaination doesn't sound very good because actually it's pure fat.)more
What an experience! The restaurant is really a little upscale (for some reason, the people on the table next to ours insisted on ordering hot dogs and left disappointed) but the great view is definitely worth it. I'll be back! We were there during chanterelle season (Eierschwammerl, Pfiferlinge, certain type of yellow mushroom) so I had something...more
Very nice, upscale restaurant. Has ample courtyard seating next to original town fortress wall dating back to the 1400's.Inside is very modern and intimate. Has full bar. Wiener Schnitzel! This is it! I've had this dish in many places and this ranks at or near the top. Portion is large (you won't be able to finish it) and the breading is very...more
A very extensive menu that has local and Austrian flavor. Dishes included are unusual and not found anywhere else. There is an outside and inside area. I have never had breakfast here, but have eaten lunch and dinner there. The food is very consistent and of good quality.Usually you can find at least one waiter that speaks English. All are very...more
My first excursion to asian cuisine is Eisenstadt was Restaurant China. It is located one-half block north of the Bergkirche. It is an unassuming place. Small and intimate. However, good things await inside. The food is very high quality and made fresh to order. Service is slow, but it is well worth the wait. It is unusual to hear asians converse...more
The Restaurant at the Gastof Ohr rests on the west side of town. It is a 15 minute walk downhill from the Esterhazy Castle. The rooms at the Gastaf Ohr are modernized, like a decent U.S. hotel. Not extravagent, but clean and modern. For those inclined, T.V. is included in the room. However, the only English speaking channel available is European...more
We had a great time at the Haydn summer concert (June 23, 2007). They played Haydn's famous Symphony No. 94 in G, a Schumann concert and Greg's most favorite Beethoven Symphony, No. 7. The hall shows frescoes from the 17th century and Haydn himself made sure the acoustics are excellent.
Dress Code: For such a beautiful venue, you should dress up a little, but they won't kick you out with jeans and sneakers.
The bus 566 from Vienna Südtiroler Platz takes about 1 hour 20 and brings you to the city center, Domplatz, by train you have to walk about 1 km since there is no real lokal transport in Eisenstadt.
I have to confess that I forget the name of this store with its great shopping window, showing all these great articels you need to make and enjoy a perfect dinner ....By the way, Eisenstadt is also a wine paradise, some of Austria's best reds and dessert wines grow here and in its surroundings. And even the whites are very tasty and suit perfect...more
When walking through the pedestrian area in Eisenstadt, you can also have a look into the windows of the shops. Many of the shops wait for customers of corse, but on Sundays they are closed ....On my walk the window of a glass and porcellain store paid my attention and I also couldn't wait to make pictures .... So many goods on just less...more
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Follow what seems to be a Dead End road next to the hospital (Krankenhaus der Barmherzigen Brueder) to reach one of the two Jewish cemetaries and casually walk right through it. Unfortunately, we did not have the time to visit the other one further up north nor the Jewish museum, but this one was pretty impressive as well!more
Eisenstadt is also one of this few Austrian towns, which also has a cemetary of the jewish people. Most of the graves survived the Nazis and they are in a surprisingly good condition.In the most cases the gates to the cemetary are closed about you can have a good look through the iron fence, where I also took this picturemore
In this area there is also a museum telling about the history of jewish life. It is located in house of the former ghetto, on the corner Unterbergstrasse-Wertheimergasse. It shows many documents.Unfortuneatly the museum was already closed when I made my walk around Eisenstadt. I will look if I could find out the opening times of the museum.more
The Esterházy family vault is in the Franciscan church (built 1625-30). The family originated in south-western Slovakia in the Middle Ages (part of the Kingdom of Hungary at that time) and rose to prominence in the 17th century. The family became immensely wealthy and the Esterházys were the largest landowners in the Hapsburg Empire (in today’s...more
The Mount Calvary Church (Kalvarienbergkirche) was built between 1701 and 1709. In the Mount Calvary Church is the tomb of the great classical composer Joseph Haydn (1732-1809). Haydn, an Austrian, was employed with the Esterházy family as a court musician for more than 40 years. After his death he was first buried in Vienna, but later his remains...more