A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland

A pig breed named Mangalitza in Burgenland, Austria

On my biking tour along the Neusiedler See I came across a special breed of curly-hair hog. In Austria they are called Mangalitza. One can often see this name on the restaurant’s menus in that part of Burgenland.

Bergkirche in Eisenstadt

Burial place of composer Joseph Haydn in Eisenstadt, Austria

The church named Bergkirche (Hill Church) was founded in 1715. It is also called Haydnkirche as the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn is buried in a mausoleum inside. A strange detail is the fact that Haydn was buried without head first as the skull had been stolen. After finding his skull in Vienna his body has been completed in 1954.

Castles in Burgenland

Schloss Esterházy in Eisenstadt, Austria

Burgenland is the youngest state of Austria. Though ‘Burgen’ is the German term for castles the name of this state originates to several cities whose names end with ‘-burg’. Burgenland ist divided into nine political districts (Bezirk) and two statutory cities (Statutarstadt)