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The Austrian city of Eisenstadt is the state capital of Burgenland and home to 14,800 people. The smallest of all Austrian capitals sits north of the Leitha Mountains on a terrace softly dropping down to the Wulka Plain. The highest peak of the Leitha Mountains is 400m, Eisenstadt lies at 180 m a.s.l. Grapes, apricots, peaches, and almonds grow on the sunny hillsides. Eisenstadt is surrounded by picturesque vineyards and orchards and is well known among wine connoisseurs.
Eisenstadt enjoys a continental climate with temperatures mostly above zero in the winter and high temperatures in the summer. Burgenland sees only little rain and hardly any snow. Check out our live web cam for the current weather forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend. Our live web cam at Esterházy Castle provides great views of the surrounding scenery. Would you like to spend your coming holidays in this charming region? Our live web cams also display info of available hotels and rooms at Lake Neusiedl.
Eisenstadt boasts a great variety outdoor activities: explore the city on a guided tour, take the bike on a trip through the region or visit a local wine tavern. Just a few of the many sights are the Town Hall, Pulverturm and Haydn Church. Eisenstadt Haydn-House organises tours for children providing an insight to the composer’s life in a playful way. Eisenstadt is a very family-friendly city offering exciting events for kids at Esterházy Castle, Lackenbach Castle or Forchtenstein Castle. In hot weather Lake Neusiedl is the ideal place to be whether for swimming, sunbathing or even kite surfing. The region not only attracts visitors from the nearby Vienna or Lower Austria but also from all over Europe. Burgenland is famous for its excellent food and wine. Visit one of the many restaurants and wine taverns or join a wine tasting at a local vineyard. The region boasts ideal conditions for hiking, jogging, mountain biking and race cycling. Visitors from all over the world love this charming region.
Esterhazy Castel sits right in the centre of Eisenstadt and is the city’s landmark. Today it is owned by the Esterházy private trust. Its construction dates back to the 13th century. The historic festival and banquet room, better known as Haydnsaal, is considered one of the world’s most perfect concert halls. East and north to the castle you find flower and kitchen gardens designed according to Baroque ideas of the 18th century. In the 19th century the park was extended and developed into a spacious English garden. Leopoldinentempel sits on an artificial hill. Inside the temple there is a sculpture of Princess Leopoldine of Esterházy by Antonio Canova. In the 20th century a small football stadium and a public swimming pool were constructed in the eastern part of the park. The park is home to many rare plants and trees. Esterházy Castle is one of the most important Austrian monuments.