Looming up among the foothills of the Rosaliengebirge mountain range is Forchtenstein Castle.
It is the only fortress in the region that was never captured during the Turkish Wars; thus the castle served as the treasury of the Esterházy princes, safeguarding all costly and precious possessions. This collection of family treasures can still be seen here today.
Forchtenstein Castle’s most valuable exhibits and stunning rooms are presented on a highlight tour, 12.30 daily from 1 July.
The Esterházy Gallery of Ancestors presents one of the largest baroque ancestral portrait galleries in Central Europe. The paintings form part of the collections of Prince Paul I (1635–1713) from the seventeenth century.
One of the largest private weapon collections in Europe testifies to the military tradition and endeavours of the Esterházy family as loyal allies of the Habsburgs.
In size, layout and appointments the Esterházy Treasure Chamber without doubt vies with the art and curio cabinets of the princely houses in the German-speaking regions.