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Austria : Burgenland : Eisenstadt
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Eisenstadt is the capital city of Burgenland in Austria. It is a quite small city with 12.200 inhabitants and an area of 43 square kilometers. The city is 182 m above sea level. The capital consists of the three corporations Eisenstadt, Kleinhöflein im Burgenland and St.Georgen am Leithagebirge. These three are cadastral communities as well as Eisenstadt-Oberberg and Eisenstadt-Unterberg. Kleinhöflein and St. Georgen are well-known for the many Heurigen and the vintners. Eisenstadt-Oberberg houses the Bergkirche with the mausoleum of Joseph Haydn; Eisenstadt-Unterberg is characterized by the jewish district and the Austrian Jewish Museum.

Get in[edit]

emblem of Eisenstadt

By Car[edit]

It's most common to visit Eisenstadt by car.

It's reachable via the A2 (Südautobahn) and the A3 (Südostautobahn) from Vienna. Travelling time is about an hour depending on the traffic situation. Travellers should avoid these highways during the rush hour on work days in the morning (7am-9am) and in the afternoon (3pm-7pm).

The A2 is the connection to southern Burgenland and Styria as well. It takes about 2 hours to get there.

By Train[edit]

Eisenstadt has a small train station from which trains go to Vienna via Wulkaprodersdorf, to Wiener Neustadt and to Neusiedl am See.

By Plane[edit]

There are two airports reachable within an hour each by car: the international airport Vienna and the Airport Bratislava.

By bus[edit]

While its train network isn't actually that good, Eisenstadt has a pretty widespread bus network. Buses go to all near villages hourly, to Vienna and to the mid and southern Burgenland a few times per day.

Get around[edit]

Getting around in Eisenstadt is quite easy. This town can be explored by walking and all sights are seen though. Nevertheless there are also a lot of taxis in the city, their station is at the Church of St. Martin in the inner city. A one-way-ticket is € 5,00, money can be saved with the Bürgerkarte. You can get this card in the Towncall and by showing it, the ticket will only be € 2,00. Unfortunately, it's much more expensive going to the villages near Eisenstadt by taxi. These tickets cost between € 10,00 and € 15,00. Moreover, bikes can be rent at various places. The city uses the system nextbike. After the registration, available bikes can be checked and easily rented via the internet.


  • Bergkirche, housing Haydn's tomb.
  • Domkirche, late Gothic former military church, began in 1460.
  • Franziskanerkirche (Franciscan church), Built in 1629, it contains the crypt of the Esterházy family.
  • Jewish synagogue.
Schloss Esterhazy Eisenstadt

Castles and palaces[edit]

  • Schloss Esterhazy and Schlosspark, the Esterházy castle and its park
  • Gloriette the former Esterházy hunting lodge.


  • ORF Center Burgenland
  • The old Statehouse (Alte Landesregierung)
  • Town Hall (Rathaus)
  • The Swiss farmyard
  • Officials' estate (Beamtensiedlung)



  • Sports center (Allsportzentrum), Bad Kissingen Platz 1.  edit
  • Open Air Pool (Freibad), Schlosspark.  edit


The Esterhazy Castle is Eisenstadt's landmark, therefore it's a good advice to visit the Castle's boutique. A lot of different souvenirs can be bought there, such as wine from the own vineyard, classical CDs, books and exhibition catalogues.





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 (0) 2682-62460 (, fax: 02682-62460-9), [2].  edit (78 beds)

The majority of the rooms are equipped with air conditioning, restaurant, cafe, pub cellar, guest-tree garden, terrace, seminar and eeting rooms, conference room (for a fee), a bike setting, child discount, dogs allowed.

  • Haus der Begegnung-Bildungshaus der Diözese ***, Kalvarienbergplatz 11, 7000 Eisenstadt, +43 (0) 2682-63290 (, fax: 02682-63290-90), [3].  edit (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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