Eszterházy Castle- The Versailles of Hungary

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Fertöd is also home to Eszterhazy Castle, a baroque palace often called “The Versailles of Hungary”. The Eszterhazy family were the ultra-rich landowners in western Hungary and eastern Austria, and have palaces and castles dotted all over the place. This wasn’t even their main palace. It’s now a museum with guided tours. The tour was all in Hungarian, but luckily with an English crib sheet. 

Exhibition in the entrance hall showing progress on restoration.

Even the heaters are ornate.

Graffiti left by Red Army soldiers garrisoned here at the end of the Second World War

Hadyn did a residency here, and the main hall is used for concerts and weddings.

Demonstration of restoration techniques

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