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    Eszterhazy Palace
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  • One of the most beautiful palaces in...

    This is a really great palace. We were in Fertöd a few years ago, but we still remember the beauty of the wonderful estate of Esterhazy that is situated in this small village.At the day when we visited Fertöd there were no more tours in English. That's why we had an excursion with a Hungarian speaking guide. We don't speak Hungarian but this...


    In Fertõszéplak Fertõd, twenty one steps lead up to a Calvary. A high pedestal stands in the middle of the Pieta, behind is the crucifix, Mary Magdalene and St. John. The ornate gate is from the 18th century. On either side of the hill of the Calvary and the Church of the Sacred Heart, is the Sacred Heart and the crucifix Memorial created in 1736....


    Fertõszéplak Fertõd is a settlement from the 17th century, that was part of the Esterhazy family estates. The foundation stone of All Saints Church, was laid by Bishop George Szechenyi in 1728. The Church is situated across the road from Esterházy Castle. Above the entrance to the Church, is the Coat of Arms of the Széchenyi family. The front...


    The Esterházy Castle was built by the famous Hungarian aristocratic family, the Eszterhazy family. It is known as the "Hungarian Versailles" because of its extravagant furnishings and style. This magnificent Baroque castle, has 126 richly decorated rooms with luxurious furnishings. These included an opera house, puppet theatre, music hall, Chinese...


    I am not sure what the name of the Restaurant /Café was, all I know is it was located a few meters from the main entry door of Esterházy Castle.We decided to take a break and enjoy coffee & cake under one of the outdoor umbrellas. It was very pleasant sitting here, then afterwards, I had a look at the Castle shop. Very nice ceramics that I would...

  • Esterhazy Palace

    This a small scale Versaille Palace, beautiful baroc architecture kept in a very good conditions.It was a small trip we made coming down from Sopron. More than the Castle itself, we were impressed by it's "french"garden...If you are in that area go there for few hrs and you'll not regret it.


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    by balhannah Written Apr 30, 2014

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    Esterházy Castle had quite a large car-park where we could park our car. I can't quite remember, but I think we may have paid a fee.
    Also in the car park area were many permanent stalls. Most of them were empty the day we were there, but some were open and were selling mostly baskets and other stuff made from cane.

    Stalls at the parking lot
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  • Take the tour

    This is living, if you can afford it. We enjoyed all the baroque art, and a few surprises. The concert room is still used, and I would have loved to hear a quartet, but none was scheduled as we went after the season. Hypothosizing as to what these were, they were in every room. Finally we had to ask and found out they are heaters. There must be...

  • The fisherman's saga

    Strolling the grounds. This is a continuation from the main page. Here the fisherman's son has fallen prey to the fish, and only the heroic efforts of the fisherman can save the day. When we got off the bus, (middle of nowhere), we had to decide which way to go. If you don't pronounce things correctly, people will stare at you blankly, which is...

  • Esterházy kastély

    Esterházy built this place because he didn't like the city, and wanted a retreat. His sons hated the place and moved back to the city. One man's meat . . . When we went in, a Hungarian gentleman asked if we were scholars. We, of course, said "Egan!" (yes) and spent a delightful time in the Hayden Museum with many autographs. I am not a scholar,...


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