- Celebrate the history of 'Wein' at the biggest and oldest wine museum in Austria
- Explore a stunning collection of over 700 historical winemaking artifacts, including the world's biggest and oldest wine barrel and the largest 'Baumpresse' in Europe
- Enjoy one of the most perfectly preserved palaces in Europe, and discover the luxurious world of the prestigious Esterházy family
What could be better than a beautiful Baroque palace, brimming with history and drama? Well, how about a beautiful Baroque palace full of delicious wine? Head underground to the palace's wine cellars, and begin a brilliantly boozy journey of winemaking in Burgenland – bottoms up!
Deep within the 500-year-old Esterházy palace vaults lies a veritable treasure trove of all things vino. Marvel at over 700 fascinating artifacts and trace the history of Esterházy's viticulture (winemaking).
It's said that employees of the Esterházy family, including Joseph Haydn, were partly paid in wine. And during your visit you'll be wondering how much of your salary you can feasibly convert into 'grown-up grape juice'.
While you're here, you can admire one of the largest and oldest wine barrels in existence (now empty, sadly) and check out the gigantic 'Baumpresse' – it's officially the oldest wine press in Europe!
The palace's latest exhibition traces the extraordinary fairytale life of Melinda Esterházy – the Hungarian ballet dancer who married Prince Paul Esterházy V. The exhibition is structured like an opera, so you can walk through the different 'acts' of her glamorous life and career.
- Access to the Wine Museum at Esterházy Palace
- Access to the Melinda Esterházy Exhibition (if chosen)
- Access to other areas of Esterházy Palace
- Guided Tour (can be booked in advance directly with the venue for groups of at least 20 persons)
- Wine Tasting
Cancellations are possible up to 24 hours before your visit date.
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- Train to Eisenstadt Bahnhof + 15 minutes walking
- Bus: Lines 200 (from Vienna Central Station), 235, 284, 669, 1158 or 1835 to Eisenstadt Esterházystraße + 5 minutes walking
- Bus: Lines 200 (from Vienna Central Station), 281, 282, 284, 285, 1158, 1833 to Schloss Esterházy + 8 minutes walking
- The orange line of the Hop-on Hop-off buses go to the palace