Things to do in Eisenstadt

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Things to Do in Eisenstadt

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  • Bianca RB
    2 contributions
    It's a beautiful destination for an afternoon, a walk in the park and other activities. It's a museum where children as well as adults can discover many interesting things and do not get bored.
    Written 12 December 2021
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  • apdemas
    Sterling, VA694 contributions
    After visiting the Haydn Explosiv at the Esterhazy Palace, visiting Haydn's house fleshed out his story. It was fascinating to learn more about his life. There were even a few funny stories too. Exhibits were well done and there's plenty of English.
    Written 7 April 2019
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  • ullreva
    Leobersdorf, Austria145 contributions
    It's a place where locals retreat to to enjoy the first sunrays spring - and since Eisenstadt is fairly small, considering that it's a provincial capital, it's far from crowded. There are small ponds with ducks and fish, great picknick spots, gentle walkways and monuments to look at...
    Written 25 March 2019
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  • Anne9878
    116 contributions
    This architecturally unusual church is built in two parts. The main section, the church proper, is approximately a square. The interior is in Baroque style, a trompe-l’œil fantasy in pinks and greys. The ceiling takes the form of a dome, which was painted in fresco in the late 18th century.

    In addition to housing Haydn’s tomb, the Bergkirche is notable in the history of music in that it was the scene of the premiere of most of the late masses that Haydn wrote for his patrons during the final phase of his career. Later, Beethoven led the (unsuccessful) 1807 premiere of his Mass in C (again a commission from the Esterházys) in the church.

    The church still possesses its original organ, built in the 18th century by the Viennese maker Gottfried Malleck; the instrument has been restored to its original state, as it was when it was played by Haydn and Beethoven at the premieres of famous works.

    To the east of the main church is a kind of artificial mountain, the ”Kalvarienberg” (Calvary Hill), which is filled with passages and grottoes, in which appear statuary depicting the 24 Stations of the Cross. The statues, which are vividly, even garishly painted were the work of Franciscan monks, working over 250 years ago. In historical times the Kalvarienberg was a destination for pilgrimages and was regarded as the eighth wonder of the world.
    Written 17 February 2018
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  • Martin
    Vienna, Austria174 contributions
    Since art doesn't often get the environment to be shown properly, this gallery has all the options necessary to present a very wide variety of art. With an auditorium and a cinema, flexible walls which almost allow the ambiance of a white cube.

    Unfortunately the exhibition currently shown, proves the dilemma. Once an artist does get to be exhibited, quantity goes before quality. Not for the pieces shown, but for the unfortunate density.
    Written 28 June 2015
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  • Ken C
    Englewood, FL597 contributions
    St Martin's Cathedral is small when compared to the name cathedrals in the Danube cities of Austria, but it emanates a strong spiritual presence. Understated, the walls have large bare sections, and the altar is simply decorated with less gilding than some of the other churches in Eisenstadt. A large almost empty court sits out the front door, which would give access to the garden had there not been renovation scaffolding.
    Written 4 September 2017
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  • Sam W
    Israel181 contributions
    This is a well planned museum that tells an important story of a community that no longer exists in the town. Collection of objects is impressive, as was the private synagogue. While some parts of the exhibit may not speak to those already knowledgeable about Judaism, it is important as an educational tool that these aspects are represented, especially given the fact that not only tourists but also school groups visit this museum. Don't miss visiting the two nearby Jewish cemeteries.
    Written 6 October 2016
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