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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.


Eisenstadt has got 4 districts;

Eisenstadt-Oberberg, which impresses with the hill-church (Bergkirche), the unique ‘Klavarienberg’ and the ‘Haydnmausoleum’

Eisenstadt-Unterberg characterizes the former Jew-neighborhood and the old Jew-graveyard

The Winzersdorf Kleinhöflein district which is to the west of Eisenstadt was suburanized 1970

And the district St. Georgen at the Leithagebirge is well known for its nice atmosphere of the taverns, which are typical of Austria.

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 Vienna international airport and the Bratislava airport.

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 rented at various places. The city uses the system nextbike. After the registration, available bikes can be checked and easily rented via the internet.

See[edit][add listing]

  • Schloss Esterházy, Esterházyplatz 1, ☎ +43 2682 6385412 ([email protected]), every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Schloss Esterházy is the baroque emblem of Eisenstadt. It belonged to the royal family Esterházy, which lived in the castle for generations. Today concerts are performed next to the four main exhibitions. Entrance:: € 9,00
  • Bergkirche with Haydnmausoleum, Haydnplatz 1, ☎ +43 2682 62638 ([email protected]), every day from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The parish Eisenstadt Oberberg is well known because of the Bergkirche. The church, the Kalvarienberg and the Schatzkammer (treasure chamber) can be visited at any time without entrance.
  • Haydn-Haus, Joseph-Haydn-Gasse 19, ☎ +43 2682 719 6000 ([email protected]), every day from 10 a.m. to 5p.m. Joseph Haydn, baronial bandmaster, lived in this house for 12 years. Main exhibitions and special exhibitions from the life of the musician are offered. Entrance: € 4,50
  • Österreichisches Jüdisches Museum, Unterbergstraße 6, ☎ +43 2682 65145 ([email protected]), . Summer:Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 17:00p.m. ; Winter:Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. From 1871 to 1938 thsi formed the Jewish neighborhood, the independent community Eisenstadt-Unterberg. Besides the Museum, which houses the private synagogue Samson Wertheimers, it is possible to also visit the Jewish cemetery and the whole rest of the district. Entrance: € 4,00
  • Landesmuseum Burgenland, Museumgasse 1-5, ☎ +43 2682 7194000 ([email protected]), every day from 10a.m. to 5p.m. The permanent exhibition "LebensBilder,LebensRäume,LebensSpuren" and many special exhibitions can be visited without or with a guided tour.
  • Landesgalerie Burgenland, Franz-Schubert-Platz 6, ☎ +43 2682 7195000 ([email protected]),. every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. There are weekly exhibitions of ‘dazeitgenössischer’ art.

Gloriette, Glorietteallee 51, ☎ +43 2682 62985 ([email protected]), Monday to Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Originally a detached house and hunting seat of the family Esterházy is today the Gloriette which now is a café-restaurant with a wonderful sight on Eisenstadt and the enviroment.

Do[edit][add listing]

The main street is the heart of Eisenstadt. Many boutiques, cafés and fashion stores invite for a shopping tour and the restaurants have some great outdoor tables.

The sports center has an indoor swimming pool, a sauna, a sports hall and an ice skating place.

In summer a popular activity is going to the ‘Parkbad’ (a public pool in the park) which is located in the ‘Schlosspark Eisenstadt’

Buy[edit][add listing]

  • The Esterhazy Castle is Eisenstadt's landmark, therefore it's good advice to visit the Castle's boutique. A lot of different souvenirs can be bought there, such as wine from their own vineyard, classical CDs, books and exhibition catalogues.
  • EZE Einkaufszentrum Eisenstadt, Hauptstraße 41, ☎ +43 (0)2682/73386,. Monday to Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Uhr, Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Uhr, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Haidäcker Park, Haidäcker Park 1-4. Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday from 9:00 s.m to 6 p.m.
  • ''Fußgängerzone Eisenstadt. Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..

Eat[edit][add listing]

  • Ohr- a nice restaurant, and also a great Hotel. They have a nice culinary menu with more than 30 different plates

Henrici is a classy and rather expensive restaurant. They also have a large collection of wine and a nice view at the Esterhazy castle

Osteria e Vineria del Corso is a little restaurant on the main street, but just because its small doesn't have to mean its bad. They have, like their name indicates, an Italian osteria cuisine. They serve things like antipasti, pasta, seafood and fish.

To the Italian Is a pizzeria in the middle of Eisenstadt. They have a large collection of pizza and a nice atmosphere.

Amare Is also a restaurant and a hotel like Ohr. If you trust the ratings they have nice food but there are no menus or specials online.

Cafe Verdi Is a nice ice salon in on the main street. Its close to the Esterhazy castle and the Henrici Restaurant. They have a huge collection of ice and a surprisingly large collection of cakes in the menu.

Caorle Is next to the Domplatz and because of that very full when school is over. They apparently have the best ice cream in Eisenstadt.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Hotel Burgenland ****, Franz Schubert - Platz 1, 7000 Eisenstadt, +43 (0) 2682-696-0 (, fax: 02682-65531), [1].  edit (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 (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 meeting 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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