The Roman quarry in St. Margareten where a performance is taking place.

Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt

A musical September in the Burgenland

In 2018, Esterházy Castle in Eisenstadt becomes the focal point of interest for music enthusiasts: the Haydn Festival is one of the most important musical festivals in Europe.

Since the Haydn Festival was first launched in 1986, it has focused on the complete works of Joseph Haydn who worked as a musician for the Esterházy estate in Eisenstadt for more than 40 years.

Joseph Haydn and the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt

“My language is understood all over the world,” Joseph Haydn once famously said and his success proved him right. The composer worked in Eisenstadt from 1761 where most of his works were created. Joseph Haydn taught Ludwig van Beethoven who admired Haydn throughout his life. Salieri, Mozart, Empress Maria Theresia: the life and works of Joseph Haydn are accompanied by some of the biggest names of the era. Haydn pursued his artistic path undeterred in the Burgenland region.

The Haydn Festival focuses on the overall works of this diverse musician: his musical career spans from chamber music to spiritual works and large-scale symphonies.

HERBSTGOLD – Festival in Eisenstadt

„HERBSTGOLD – Festival in Eisenstadt“ - Die Haydn-Stadt wird mit den vier programmatischen Säulen aus Klassik, Balkan- und Romamusik, Jazz sowie Kulinarik und der Tradition des historischen Ortes von ihrer schönsten und klangvollsten Seite präsentiert.

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Another musical highlight in the cultural year in Burgenland is the Liszt Festival Raiding.

Tickets and travelling to the Haydn Festivals in Eisenstadt

Tickets for the Haydn Festival concerts which take place at Esterházy Castle in Eisenstadt can be purchased on the Haydn Festival website: The employees at the 4-star hotel 'Das Schmidt'in Moerbisch will also be happy to assist you with purchasing concert tickets.

You can travel by car to the Haydn Festival events: there is plenty of parking space in the underground car park at Esterházy Castle.

Discover the music of Joseph Haydn as part of the Haydn Festival in September and spend a relaxing break at the 'Das Schmidt' hotel in Moerbisch by Lake Neusiedl: send a non-binding enquiry now!