Eisenstadt

Kleinhöflein im Burgenland at the foot of the Leitha Mountains
Calvary
The Old Town Hall
Paul I in 1655
Joseph Weigl in 1829
Joseph Haydn in 1791
Robert Musil around 1900

City in Austria, the state capital of Burgenland.

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Burgenland

Easternmost and least populous state of Austria.

Easternmost and least populous state of Austria.

Unterwart Landscape ( East Styrian Hills )
Districts of Burgenland
The Ostrogothic Kingdom in Pannonia
Habsburg mortgages in Burgenland between the 15th and 17th centuries
The Kingdom of Hungary as divided into 3 parts
Protocoll of Venice from Oct.13.1921
A memorial in Krensdorf to soldiers who died in the two World Wars
Burgenland under Soviet administration, 1945-1955
Burgenland is part of Centrope, a project establishing a multinational region in four Central European states: Slovakia, Austria, Hungary and the Czech Republic.

Eisenstadt

The Eszterházy arms from the 14th to 15th centuries

Esterházy

Hungarian noble family with origins in the Middle Ages.

Hungarian noble family with origins in the Middle Ages.

The Eszterházy arms from the 14th to 15th centuries
The arms of Paul I, Prince Esterházy (1635–1713)
The princely Eszterházy arms in 1852
Forchtenstein Castle in Forchtenstein, Austria
Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria
Eszterháza Palace in Fertőd, Hungary
Nikolaus Eszterházy (1582–1645)
Prince Paul I
Prince Paul Anton [Pál Antal] (1711–1762)
Prince Nikolaus Esterházy I
Prince Anton [Antal] (1738–1794)
Nikolaus II as portrayed by Martin Knoller in 1793. Oil on canvas. Esterházy Privatstiftung, Burgenland.
Prince Paul Anton III [Pál Antal] (1786–1866)
Nicholas III, Prince Esterhazy
Kismarton, Schloss Esterházy
Eszterháza Palace, Great hall
Forchtenstein Castle, Austria (owned by the family: 1622–present)
Pápa Castle, Hungary (1626–1945)
Schloss Esterházy, Austria (1649–present)
Eszterháza Palace, Hungary (1681–1945)
Palais Esterházy, Vienna, Austria (1685–present)
Tata Castle, Hungary (1727–1945)
Csákvár Castle, Hungary (1778–1945)
Former monastery at Edelstetten in Neuburg an der Kammel, Bavaria (1804–present)
Schloss Nordkirchen, Westphalia (owned by the family in the 19th century)
Cseklész, today in Slovakia (Bernolákovo)
Köpcsény, today in Austria (Kittese)
Esterházy Palace, Bratislava, Slovakia

the older Forchtenstein (Hungarian: Fraknó) line: founded by Nikolaus Esterházy, main seat: Eisenstadt (Kismarton)

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)

Joseph Haydn

Austrian composer of the Classical period.

Austrian composer of the Classical period.

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)
St. Stephen's Cathedral. In the foreground is the Kapellhaus (demolished 1804) where Haydn lived as a chorister.
Map showing locations where Haydn lived or visited
Morzin Palace, Dolní Lukavice, Czech Republic
Haydn's wife. Unauthenticated miniature attributed to Ludwig Guttenbrunn
Prince Nikolaus Esterházy, Haydn's most important patron
View of Eszterháza
Portrait by Ludwig Guttenbrunn, painted c. 1791–92, depicts Haydn c. 1770
Hanover Square Rooms, principal venue of Haydn's performances in London
Haydn as portrayed by John Hoppner in England in 1791
Wax sculpture of Haydn by Franz Thaler, c. 1800
House in Vienna (now a museum) where Haydn spent the last years of his life
Bergkirche in Eisenstadt, site of Haydn's tomb
Haydn's signature on a work of music: di me giuseppe Haydn ("by me Joseph Haydn"). He writes in Italian, a language he often used professionally.
Laus Deo ("praise be to God") at the conclusion of a Haydn manuscript.
Haydn on a 1950 20 Austrian schilling banknote
Original copy of "Gott erhalte Franz den Kaiser" in Haydn's hand
Joseph Haydn Playing Quartets

As a "house officer" in the Esterházy establishment, Haydn wore livery and followed the family as they moved among their various palaces, most importantly the family's ancestral seat Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt and later on Esterháza, a grand new palace built in rural Hungary in the 1760s.

Voitsberg District district border sign

District (Austria)

Second-level division of the executive arm of the country's government.

Second-level division of the executive arm of the country's government.

Voitsberg District district border sign

The region also included two royal free cities, Eisenstadt and Rust; these were made into statutory cities, thus also becoming districts.

The West Germanic languages

Eisenstadt-Umgebung District

Administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Burgenland, Austria.

Administrative district (Bezirk) in the federal state of Burgenland, Austria.

The West Germanic languages

The administrative center of the district is Eisenstadt (Željezno), itself a statutory city outside of the district.

Vienna offensive

Launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to capture Vienna, Austria, during World War II.

Launched by the Soviet 2nd and 3rd Ukrainian Fronts in order to capture Vienna, Austria, during World War II.

Vienna offensive
Stalin's gratitude to one of the participants of the offensive
Stalin's order congratulating the units that had participated in the Vienna offensive is engraved on the Red Army Monument (Heldendenkmal der Roten Armee) that was erected by the Soviet authorities later in 1945.
Bank of Russia commemorative coin celebrating the 50th anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War and the liberation of Vienna

On the same day, Soviet troops approached Vienna from the south after they overran Wiener Neustadt, Eisenstadt, Neunkirchen and Gloggnitz.

Spa Park Bad Kissingen with "Arkadenbau"

Bad Kissingen

German spa town in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia and seat of the district Bad Kissingen.

German spa town in the Bavarian region of Lower Franconia and seat of the district Bad Kissingen.

Spa Park Bad Kissingen with "Arkadenbau"
Bad Kissingen in 1900
The concert hall "Regentenbau"
Town hall of Bad Kissingen
The theatre of Bad Kissingen
"Rosengarten" (Rose Garden) in Bad Kissingen
The graduation tower is a known landmark
Cyrill Kistler
Kissingen about 1850, still with remains of the medieval fortification
The Battle of Kissingen, 10 July 1866
Tsar Alexander II of Russia (centre, with hat in his hand) and king Ludwig II of Bavaria in 1868
Eduard Kullmann (right) shoots at Otto von Bismarck in 1874
Bad Kissingen with its new station (left), about 1875
Bismarck-Museum
"Wandelhalle" in the spa area
"Brunnenhalle" at the spa garden
Old town hall and market square
Casino Bad Kissingen

🇦🇹 Eisenstadt, Austria (1978)

Bilingual names in the Kingdom of Hungary after 1867

Sopron

City in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.

City in Hungary on the Austrian border, near Lake Neusiedl/Lake Fertő.

Bilingual names in the Kingdom of Hungary after 1867
Firewatch Tower (12th century)
The Main Square, Town Hall and the Firewatch Tower
Goat Church and Holy Trinity Column
Saint Michael's Church
County Hall of Győr-Moson-Sopron County
Fire Tower
Town Hall
Petőfi Theater
Esterházy Palace in the Temple Street
Orsolya Square and the Mary Fountain
New Street
Gothic house in the New Street
Előkapu Square
House, Kolostor Street 13.
Ikva Bridge
Statue of István Széchenyi
Bilingual (Hungarian/German) road signs in Sopron.
Bilingual sign

🇦🇹 Eisenstadt, Austria

Rudolf Simek at the Ring*Con convention in Bonn, Germany in 2012

Rudolf Simek

Austrian philologist and religious studies scholar who is Professor and Chair of Ancient German and Nordic Studies at the University of Bonn.

Austrian philologist and religious studies scholar who is Professor and Chair of Ancient German and Nordic Studies at the University of Bonn.

Rudolf Simek at the Ring*Con convention in Bonn, Germany in 2012

Rudolf Simek was born on 21 February 1954 in Eisenstadt, Austria.

Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria

Schloss Esterházy

Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria
Projektierte Gartenfassade des Schlosses Esterházy by Albert Christoph Dies, 1812. Dies worked for Prince Nikolaus II during the early 19th century, and portrayed the Prince's ambitious remodeling plans on this oil painting.
Modern view of the rear of the palace -- in the end only the central portions of the classical redesign could be completed.
Haydnsaal
Red Salon; the portrait on the wall is of the Esterházy prince Paul Anton II
Inner courtyard of the palace
Entrance gate
Former stables, opposite the palace on the plaza
Orangerie in the palace grounds
In 1807 Prince Nikolaus's artist Albert Christoph Dies painted the view from the rear entrance, including the Leopoldinentempel. The view is similar today though more heavily wooded.
Leopoldinentempel today
Front view of palace from plaza
Silver dishes
Mirror table
Haydnsaal ceiling
Princess Maria Josepha Hermenegildis of Liechtenstein by Johann Georg Weikert, 1784. The wife of Nikolaus II, she was a friend and supporter of Haydn, who wrote his last six masses in celebration of her name day.

Schloss Esterházy (Esterházy-kastély) is a palace in Eisenstadt, Austria, the capital of the Burgenland state.