Esterházy Palace

Opening times

Friday - Sunday and holidays 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
palace boutique opened daily from 9.00 am - 5.00 pm and 24th of December from 9.00 am - 12.00 pm
closed on 25th & 26th of December

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Forchtenstein Castle

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Closed for winter. But we offer special winter-tours (german only) at 11.00 am and 1.00 pm daily.

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Lackenbach Palace

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Closed for winter until April 1st

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St.Margarethen Quarry

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Closed for winter until May 2020

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Esterházy Palace

Exhibition Melinda Esterházy

"Life has given me so much" - An exhibition in 5 acts

The exhibition about Princess Melinda Esterházy (1920— 2014) traces the stages in the life of an extraordinary woman. Melinda Ottrubay started dancing as a young bourgeois girl, enjoyed an exceptional career at the Budapest Opera House before finally marrying Prince Paul Esterházy V.

As a visitor you can directly experience Melinda Esterházy as an authentic character, both in her career at the opera and in her personal life. You will have glimpses of a life full of highs and lows, her ambitious career and her personal world away from the stage.

Beyond the “fairy-tale character”, you will get to know a strong personality who grew with the tasks that life presented. Room by room you can walk through the life of Melinda Ottrubay as if through an opera. You will get to know the protagonist in her early life, as a trainee and prima ballerina assoluta, and later as a princess
Esterházy.

The exhibition in five acts takes you through the life of the last prince couple Melinda and Paul Esterházy V as if on a stage.

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