Esterhazy Palace
Esterhazy Palace
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Faithfultraveler
Halifax, Canada1,203 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Beautiful day walking the palace and grounds.

Did the 5pm tour.

Friendly girl gave tour only in Hungarian but was kind enough to speak with us in English here and there: well done.

We listened to the tour with an English tape they provide included in the booking across the street before entering the palace gate.

They appear not to be quite used to Canadians and we certainly were not familiar with their procedures but all went well and another Blessed experience... .

We took over a hundred photos and more than half were of this historical palace & grounds: beautiful.
Written 13 August 2023
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FamilyNDV
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Jul 2023 • Family
I would have liked to go to to the evening concert at the Castle Esterhazy Fertőd, on my holiday, together with my family from abroad. We were a couple of minutes late, they didn't leave us to enter any more. I guess Hungarians do not need the money of tourists. The concerts start too early, at 7pm when families just leave the Neusiedler See with little children. It makes no sence spending any money to renew the castle if the staff of the CastleFertőd is primitive. Maybe they should hire a more intelligent staff from the capital city. 🤔 BTW, we visit several concerts in Vienna, they always let us in to the concerts, we could buy tickets even on the street. They like tourists 😉
Written 30 July 2023
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Cookiebaum
Zurich, Switzerland136 contributions
Nov 2022
We absolutely adored our trip to this beautiful castle. We somehow ended up on a Hungarian tour but the guide translated the tour to us simultaneously. She was extremely nice and helpful, obviously knew a lot on the history of the place. The rooms are exquisite. The reception of the castle is quite possibly one of the most charming rooms I’ve ever seen.
I would bring a hat and gloves if you go in the winter because the rooms aren’t heated! But definitely worth the detour
Written 26 November 2022
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Andre P
Tallinn, Estonia17 contributions
Oct 2022
very nice place just to take a walking tour , but also by tickets inside . Nice and well mantained garden. worth to see.
Written 6 October 2022
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Pascal_MXX
Lausanne, Switzerland67 contributions
Oct 2021 • Solo
The castle is nice, but :
- You can only visit a few rooms
- Only with a guided tour
- If you don’t speak the local language, be ready to pay an extra fee for the « guided tour in a foreign language » and wait of few hours. And yes, German is considering as a foreign language (Austria is about 5km away).
There so many nicer castles in Europe, where foreign visitors are welcome… Why bother ?
Written 22 October 2021
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Soccca
Tolmin, Slovenia1,541 contributions
Aug 2020
We took a Hungarian tour because the English one was not on the schedule in time of our visit. But we received an English translation, so we had no problems to follow the tour. The palace is nice, but there is obviously still much to do before it gets the level of splendour it deserves.
Written 26 August 2020
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Robicsek
Budapest, Hungary523 contributions
Aug 2020
Once upon a time (Hayden’s time) this must have been a luxurious palace, but has been very much destroyed over the centuries, particularly during WW2. It is being reconstructed, so far only some of the rooms may be visited and it will soon be closed for works again. What can be seen is far too kitschy for my taste (all right, that may have been the taste of those times) and not enough to travel to Fertöd just for this. As we were meeting family in the neighbourhood we didn’t mind the visit, the one hour guided tour (available in different times in Hungarian, German or English) was informative, the guide was doing her very best to tell us also some of the history of the palace. The garden is impressive, the visit to the rose garden (at this time of the year past its glory) was free.
Written 21 August 2020
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Lucie B
Prague, Czech Republic156 contributions
Apr 2019
park great for bikerides, castle is bit poor after seeing so many lavish residences in Europe. It is excellent to see the work in progress and rooms and frescoes being under ongoing reconstruction but there is so many castles full of frescoes , furniture, dresses, original paintings and floors so this seems a bit poor. Still we are happy we came and supported the renovations project
Written 31 August 2019
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Job
Meppel, The Netherlands38 contributions
Aug 2019
It is a beautiful castle and a must see, but unfortunately almost nothing in the castle is original. We chose the German tour, wich was very interesting, disburbing became that in almost every room we were told that it is not original (mostly due to damage during WWII), though what is restored looks amazing.
Nicolaas Jozef Esterhazy was crazy about showing of and succeeded with that. Furthermore he had an unhealthy obsession for symmetry, every room that we saw is perfectly symmetrical.

Even the garden behind is symmetrical, though this looks much out of order compared to the castle. We couldn't imagine it had been in this state back in the days.

What is great is that it is allowed to make pictures.

All together good to visit, but we liked a lot of other castles in Hungary much more.
Written 23 August 2019
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clarachuff
Arundel, UK84 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
My German hostess treated me to a guided tour. It was in Hungarian, but we were both given notes on each room in our own languages at the ticket office. Yes, they do have an English commentary sheet, but I suspect you need to ask for it. Without this I would not have known much. As Schloss Esterhàzy is known as the Hungarian Versailles, I was keen to see it. What has been restored is as good as new and very delightful. I appear to be a fan of Baroque Rococo style of ornamentation! The guide seemed very wooden but then I couldn't understand a word and gleaned information from my sheets. The use of mirrors, cupola, curves, 3d ornamentation and ceiling paintings was breath taking. Also the family treasures, which you aren't allowed to photograph, were fascinating, especially the ornamental clock collection and the various pottery figurines, bowls and so on. Plus some historic gold and silver chairs.
The yew garden is laid out symmetrically, I think. I only viewed it from the house. We did walk round the English garden, which is a lot of mature trees like we have in the UK. I would recommend this tour.
Written 21 May 2019
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