Video Article: Hungarian Versailles, The House Of Music In Fertőd

  • 11 Jul 2014 12:00 PM
Video Article: Hungarian Versailles, The House Of Music In Fertőd
Working for decades for the lord of the palace, Prince Miklós Esterházy, composer Joseph Haydn once lived in this 18th-century Baroque building. There is a furnished memorial room here in his honour.

On the facade of this delicate house a bronze relief by sculptor Jenő Bory signifies that in a three-room, first floor apartment Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) lived and worked along with the other musicians and singers commissioned by the Esterházy family. Thus the name of the building - the House of Music.

Aside from the Haydn Memorial Room in the House of Music, a local history collection is also housed here along with other institutes.

Out of season visits are available only by prior appointment.

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How to get there:

By car, take Route 85 and turn north at Fertőszentmiklós. North of the town there is a border crossing to Pamhagen, Austria.
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Address: Fertőd, Madách sétány 1.
Phone for opening hours: 99/537-013


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