Discover the life of the musical genius Joseph Haydn and tour the Schloss Esterházy. Admire the personal documents and original instruments of Haydn and view the building structure of the Schloss.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the incredible, colorful history of the musical genius Joseph Haydn and the festive culture and lifestyle of the Esterházy family. For over 40 years, Joseph Haydn served as the court conductor and composer for the Esterházy nobility. The famous maestro, "the father of the string quartet" and "virtuoso of ensembles," composed for exhibitions, operas, symphonies and chamber and house music, amongst these the legendary "Kaiserquartett," who first played in Eisenstadt in 1797.
Visit the "Haydn Explosive" exhibition; experience the life of this musical genius from his beginnings in Eisenstadt to his star turn in London. Discover his later works and his effects as a composer through multimedia stations, project installations and excellent exhibits. Admire the personal and business effects of the maestro and see some of his original instruments.
Experience a sensuous immersion into the royal festival culture and lifestyle and see the Esterházy "Majoratssilber" - the largest collection of Empire silverware in the world, made by the Viennese silversmith Würth - and the last remaining console table by the G. Briati (Venice) workshop.
- Haydn ticket including entry to the "Haydn Explosive" exhibition and "Highlights of the Schloss Esterházy"
Know Before You Go
• Audio guides are available for part of the exhibition