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Top Choice Palace in Eisenstadt

Schloss Esterházy

Schloss Esterházy, a giant, Schönbrunn-yellow castle-palace that dominates Esterházyplatz, is Eisenstadt’s most compelling attraction. Dating from the 14th century, the Schloss (castle) received a baroque makeover a…
Top Choice Winery in Rust

Gut Drauf at Gut Oggau

It's worth planning ahead to visit this wonderful cellar door, a few kilometres north of Rust, in the hamlet of Oggau. Young winemakers Eduard Tscheppe and Stephanie Tscheppe-Eselböck create highly individual, biody…
Top Choice Wine Bar in Eisenstadt

Selektion Vinothek Burgenland

Set in the one-time gatehouse of Schloss Esterházy, with a summer terrace that has a fabulous outlook across to its buttercup yellow loveliness, this wine emporium is a very pleasurable way to get to know Burgenland…
Top Choice Austrian in Purbach am See

Kloster Am Spitz

A deceptively rustic dining room is the scene for smart, contemporary dining at this lovely central winery restaurant. Freshwater fish and eels, local lamb and curd cheeses feature on both the experimental and the o…
Top Choice Austrian in Podersdorf am See

Zur Dankbarkeit

This lovely old restaurant serves some of the best regional cooking around. The inner garden, with its trees and country ambience, is the ideal spot to knock back some local wine.
Castle in Wiesen

Burg Forchtenstein

Straddling a dolomite spur some 20km southwest of Eisenstadt, Burg Forchtenstein is one of Burgenland’s most imposing castles with a grand view from its ramparts. This stronghold was built in the 14th century and en…
Museum in Eisenstadt

Österreichisches Jüdisches Museum

Situated in the former Judengasse – a street where Eisenstadt’s Jewish population lived in the Middle Ages – this museum has a permanent exhibition illustrating the rituals and lifestyle of Eisenstadt’s Jews. Descri…
Austrian in Eisenstadt

Restaurant Henrici

This smart restaurant shares the former gatehouse of Schloss Esterházy with its sister wine bar Selektion. It's an atmospheric space to graze or dine, with a crowd-pleasing menu of burgers, pasta, Mediterranean-styl…
Austrian in Rust

Peter Schandl

Set in an 18th-century townhouse, and with a shaded courtyard, noted winemaker Peter Schandl serves up a menu that's beyond usual cellar door fare. Seasonal offerings might include a cream soup of pumpkin with ginge…
Music in Wiesen

Wiesen Festivals

During summer, Wiesen morphs into Austria’s version of Glastonbury or Woodstock. The series of summer festivals hosted here is the biggest in the country and ranges from jazz to reggae. For more information, log on …