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Eisenstadt 22 km (14 miles) northwest of Mörbisch, forty eight km (30 miles) south of Vienna, 26 km (16¼ miles) west of Wiener Neustadt. Burgenland’s provincial capital, Eisenstadt, is a very small city. however, it has an illustrious heritage and sufficient attractions to maintain you busy for a part, if no longer relatively a whole, day. even supposing town has existed because not less than the twelfth century, it simply turned in any respect major within the seventeenth century, whilst it turned the seat of the Esterházys, a princely Hungarian relations that lines its roots to Attila the Hun. the unique Esterházy made his fortune through marrying a succession of rich landowning widows. Esterházy’s help was once mostly chargeable for the Habsburg reign in Hungary lower than the twin Monarchy. At one time the relatives managed a far-flung agro-industrial empire, and it nonetheless owns monstrous wooded area assets. The composer Joseph Haydn lived in Eisenstadt for a few 30 years whereas within the provider of the Esterházy relatives. whilst Hungary ceded Burgenland to Austria after international struggle I, its significant urban, Sopron, elected to stay part of Hungary, so in 1925 tiny Eisenstadt used to be made the capital of the hot Austrian province. Eisenstadt’s major draw is the previous palace, Schloss Esterházy, and the vacationer place of work can let you know approximately its different sights, together with the Museum of Austrian tradition, the Diocesan Museum, the hearth warring parties Museum, Haydn’s little backyard condo, and an collection of church buildings. Getting the following and round Eisenstadt is attached to Vienna and Neusiedl am See by way of educate and to locations all through Burgenland by means of bus. via motor vehicle from Rust, take path B52 west prior St. Margarethen and Trausdorf to the capital. necessities Contacts Eisenstadt Tourismus. | Glorietteallee 1 | 02682/67390 | www. eisenstadt. at. Exploring Bergkirche. on the crest of Esterházystrasse perches the Bergkirche, an ornate Baroque church that comes with the unusual Kalvarienberg, an indoor Calvary Hill representing the way in which of the move with life-size figures positioned in small grottos alongside an intricate direction. At its maximum element, the path reaches the platform of the belfry, providing a view over the city and this component to Burgenland. The incredible wood figures have been carved and painted via Franciscan priests greater than 250 years in the past. the most a part of the church includes the tomb of Joseph Haydn, who died in 1809 in Vienna. | Josef Haydn Platz 1 | 02682/62638 | www. haydnkirche. at | €3 | Apr. –Oct. , day-by-day 9–5; Nov. –Mar. , by means of appointment. Haydn Museum. The composer lived within the uncomplicated apartment on a highway that now bears his name—Joseph Haydn-Gasse—from 1766 till 1778. Now the Haydn Museum, it includes numerous first versions of his song and different memorabilia. the home itself, and particularly its flower-filled courtyard with the small again rooms, is sort of pleasant. | Joseph Haydn-Gasse 19–21 | 02682/719–3900 | www. haydnhaus. at | €4. 50 | Apr. –May, Tues. –Fri. 9–5, sunlight. 10–5; June–Nov. , Mon. –Sat. 9–5, sunlight. 10–5. Landesmuseum Burgenland (Burgenland Provincial Museum). This museum brings the heritage of the sector to existence with monitors on such assorted topics as Roman tradition and the area’s flora and fauna.