Eisenstadt

Travel Guide Europe Austria Burgenland Eisenstadt

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Introduction

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Eisenstadt is the capital of the Austrian state of Burgenland. Originally ruled by Hungary, from 1440 by the Habsburgs, and in 1648 given to the Esterházy family which built their castle the Schloss Esterhazy next to the old town. With the end of World War I and the end of the Austro Hungarian Empire the rule of the Burgenland including Eisenstadt moved from Budapest to Vienna.

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Sights and Activities

Schloss Esterházy

The Esterházy Castle was constructed in the late 13th century, and since 1622 owned the Hungarian Esterházy family andconverted into a Baroque Castel. It was the principal residency of that imensly rich family for over 300 years. The Haydnsaal, originally the large multi-purpose festival and banquet room is today one the most beautiful and acoustically perfect concert halls.
Located in the town centre at Esterházyplatz 1, the Regionalbus 200 from Vienna has a stop 100 metres away, the train station is about 1 kilometre away.

Haydn's House

Joseph Haydn, a Austrian classical composer and friend of Mozart and Bethooven did spend a big part of his career as a court musician for the wealthy Esterházy family at their remote estate, Haydn-Haus Eisenstadt. He bought this house in 1766 and was living there for 12 years. Located in the Joseph Haydn-Gasse 19 & 21, about 100 metres from the Esterházy Palace.

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Getting There

By Plane

The closest airport is in Vienna.

By Train

From Vienna a few direct trains and frequent connections with a change in Wulkaprodersdorf or Müllendorf.

By Bus

From Vienna Hbf. Busbahnhof Südtiroler Platz the frequent Regionalbus 200, look here what is more convenient for you: Train and bus Timetable.

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Getting Around

By Public Transport

The Stadtbus (VOR tickets are valid) has 3 bus lines.

By Foot

The town is small enough for walking.

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Sleep

  • Hotel Burgenland, Franz Schubert - Platz 1, 7000 Eisenstadt, ☎ +43 2682-696-0, fax: +43 2682-65531, e-mail: burgenland@austria-hotels.at. 174 beds. Breakfast, all rooms with a bathroom, toilet, telephone, radio, satellite and pay TV, minibar, safe, hair dryer, trouser press, PC connection, makeup mirrors, sauna, indoor pool, spa offering in addition to building with direct access, restaurant, café, Bar, Terrace, seminar rooms, a garage, elevator, bicycle adjusters possibility. Children, dogs allowed.
  • Hotel Ohr, Ruster Street 51, 7000 Eisenstadt, ☎ +43 2682-62460, fax: +43 2682-62460-9, e-mail: info@hotelohr.at. 78 beds. The majority of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, restaurant, cafe, pub cellar, guest-tree garden, terrace, seminar and eating rooms, conference room (for a fee), a bike setting, child discount, dogs allowed.
  • Haus der Begegnung, Kalvarienbergplatz 11, 7000 Eisenstadt, ☎ +43 2682-63290, fax: +43 2682-63290-90, e-mail: bildungshaus@hdb-eisenstadt.at. 62 beds. Breakfast, all rooms with a shower, toilet, radio, hair dryer, cable TV, telephone, restaurant, café, terrace, rooms for meetings, seminar rooms, the basement lounge, safe, wheel, lift, bike setting, parking. Kinderermäßigung, Hunde erlaubt; children, dogs allowed.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes are common in bigger cities. Hotels in cities do normally have internet terminals, more expensive hotels provide internet access directly in the rooms. There are many free WiFi Hotspots and quite a few restaurants, cafes and other places offers free wifie. McDonald's has free Wifi, as does Starbucks. Note that some places might charge a fee or includes just limited amounts of time. Be sure that your smartphone is not roaming data, as this will mean a huge bill, especially if you are from outside the EU.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

The general emergency number is 112.The country calling code to Austria is: 43. To make an international call from Austria, the code is: 00.

Austria has a perfect GSM and 3G (UMTS) network coverage of nearly 100%. If you bring your own cell phone with you assure yourself that it operates on 900 MHz / 1800 MHz (GSM) or 2100Mhz (3G WCDMA). There are cell phones that operate at 1900 MHz (e.g. networks in the United States) which are not supported in Austria. If you plan a longer visit in Austria it might be useful to buy a new mobile with a prepaid card from a local cell phone network provider. Be aware that some remote areas (especially mountainous areas) do not have network coverage yet, though this rather the exception than the rule.Austria has a large number of cell network providers including A1, T-Mobile, Drei, Telering, Bob, Hot and Yesss. Bob, and Yesss have the lowest prices. Prepaid card costs €15 including 100 minutes talking time.

Post

For more information, it is best to check the Austrian Postal Service. They have more information about posting letters, postcards and packages to places both in Austria and to other countries in Europe and intercontinental destinations. The standard price for sending domestic letters/postcards is €0.55. Within Europe the price is €0.65, other places in the world are €0.90 to €1.40 for standard letters and postcards. Post offices typically are open between 8:00am and 6:00pm Monday to Friday, though the main ones are sometimes open a few hours longer and on Saturdays (sometimes only mornings) as well. If you want to send parcels internationally, you might consider using an international company like DHL, TNT, UPS or FedEx, as they offer fast and reliable services at relatively affordable rates.

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Accommodation in Eisenstadt

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