A report on 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.

- Eisenstadt

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Burgenland

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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

Portrait of Joseph Haydn by Thomas Hardy (1791)

Joseph Haydn

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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.

Schloss Esterhazy in Eisenstadt, Austria

Schloss Esterházy

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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.

The Eszterházy arms from the 14th to 15th centuries

Esterházy

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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)

Eisenstadt-Umgebung District

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

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

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

Exterior view with the Kalvarienberg in the foreground

Bergkirche (Eisenstadt)

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Exterior view with the Kalvarienberg in the foreground
Southside of the church
Interior view of the dome of main church building
Haydn's tomb
View of the organ
View of the Kalvarienberg entrance and a Saint Mary column
One of the tableaux depicting the Stations of the Cross. The sign on the left reads (in German) "Jesus is crowned with thorns"
View from the top of the church

The Bergkirche ("hill church") is a church in Eisenstadt, the capital of the state of Burgenland in Austria.

Paul I, Prince Esterházy

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The first Prince Esterházy of Galántha from 1687 to 1713, Palatine of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1681 to 1713, and an Imperial Field Marshal.

The first Prince Esterházy of Galántha from 1687 to 1713, Palatine of the Kingdom of Hungary from 1681 to 1713, and an Imperial Field Marshal.

Schloss Esterházy
Paul shortly after his elevation to Prince Esterházy of Galántha.
Family Tree of the Princes Esterházy of Galántha

Born in Kismarton (Eisenstadt), Kingdom of Hungary, Paul was the third son of Nicholas, Count Esterházy of Galántha and his second wife Baroness Krisztina Nyáry of Bedegh.

Kobersdorf Synagoge

Siebengemeinden

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Kobersdorf Synagoge

The Siebengemeinden (שֶבַע קְהִלּוֹת; Seven Communities, Hét hitközség ) were seven Jewish communities located in Eisenstadt and its surrounding area.

Voitsberg District district border sign

Districts of Austria

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Second-level division of the executive arm of the Austrian government.

Second-level division of the executive arm of the Austrian 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.

Paul II Anton, Prince Esterházy

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Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy de Galántha (Hungarian: galánthai Esterházy II.

Prince Paul II Anton Esterházy de Galántha (Hungarian: galánthai Esterházy II.

Paul Anton Esterházy de Galántha was born in Eisenstadt, Archduchy of Austria on 22 April 1711 as the son of Prince Joseph Anton Esterházy de Galántha (1688–1721) and his wife, born Baroness Maria Octavia von Gilleis zu Theras und Sonnenberg.