Ferto Cultural Landscape

Fertő Cultural Landscape 

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Fertő Cultural Landscape

Fertö-Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape  was added to UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001. The Fertö/Neusiedler Lake area has been the meeting place of different cultures for eight millennia. Its varied landscape, the result of an evolutionary symbiosis between human activity and the physical environment.

The remarkable rural architecture of the villages surrounding the lake and several 18th- and 19th-century palaces adds to the area's considerable cultural interest.

 

Fertőd Esterházy Palace

One of the most significant architectural heritage in Fertő lanscpare is the Esterházy Palace in Fertőd.  Esterházy Palace is Hungary’s largest and most beautiful baroque palace. The 126-room Esterházy Palace, also called the "Hungarian Versailles", was built in the 18th century.

Hungary's richest aristocratic family, the Esterházys were great patrons of music. Joseph Haydn spent more than thirty years as a court composer in the palace and composed many of his famous works during this period.

 

The palace houses a museum, now. Today 21 rooms are open to visitors. The 300-hectare garden is one of Hungary’s most beautiful baroque gardens. The palace’s most important cultural event is ‘Haydn in Eszterháza’ Festival organized at the end of Augusts.