Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt

Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, Austria

On a sunny May day, I visited an exhibition about the composer Joseph Haydn at Esterházy Palace (Schloss Esterházy). He worked here for several years in the service of the castle owner.

Churches Joseph Haydn

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.

Joseph Haydn Museums

Haydn-Haus in Eisenstadt

Haydn-Haus in Eisenstadt, Austria

Austrian composer Joseph Haydn lived in this building from 1766 to 1778. Today it houses a museum telling about the private live of the composer. So I heard about his wife  Anna Aloysia in this museum the first time. Another interesting museum about Joseph Haydn is located in his former home in Vienna.