After having delicious cake and coffee in Sopron in the morning I drove about 20 min. to Esterhazy Castle.
About 40km away from the primary home of the Esterházy family, the Palace Esterházy in Eisenstadt on the austrian side of the border near the south shore of the Lake Neusiedl, you will find the hungarian Versailles.
I visited the place last week on a sunny afternoon and I felt like Alice in Wonderland. The big park behind the Castle is perfect for a walk. Everything was quiet and you could only hear the birds.
Not just the palace, but the garden and everything around is renovated carefully and you just want one thing – to choose a room to stay.
Today it is even possible to have a sleepover in some of the appartements, a note which I have to put on my Weekender list for Summer 2013. The mint decorated Pál appartement offers internet access, but I think I would prefer Gizella on the second floor because of the view.
Schloss Esterházy Joseph Haydn u. 2. 9431 Fertőd
For that day, a extended walk was everything my time allowed me to do. But I will come back and stay for at least one night in quiet and peace.