Fertod and the Esterhazy Castle

Fertod is a Hungarian city located within the region of Western Transdanubia, in the Province of Gyor Moson Sopron, near the border with Austria. This city offers several interesting attractions, although it is renown by its Esterhazy Castle, one of the most interesting constructions tourists could meet during a vacation in Hungary.

The Eszterhazy Castle is famous in not only Fertod but all Hungary due to the fact that it is the most important Rococo construction or monument in the country. This castle is also known as the Hungarian Versailles and was constructed by request of Miklos Eszterhazy, also called Miklos the Magnificent.

The Palace of Eszterhazy has more than 125 rooms and is am icon of Hungary. It was built in the 18th century and in no more than 3 years, approximately between 1763 and 1766. Miklos Eszterhazy, one of the most famous Hungarian aristocrats of that époque, hired some of the best architects of Europe for its design, and soon after its completion, it became known as one of the most luxurious constructions of Hungary.

One of the most famous rooms of the Castle of Eszterhazy is its library. The library of this castle is large enough as to have space for keeping about 22000 books, and has, therefore, one of the most important collections of books visitors could find in all Hungary.

Besides its castle, Fertod also has several other interesting spots and appealing attractions visitors should now miss. This destination offers amazing natural landscapes composed by a unique combination of vineyards, water, hills, valleys, marshes, and a very attractive flora and fauna. This way, this city is a great choice for those tourists who wish to be able to relax and find a quiet environment, as well as meet unique constructions and appealing attractions.

It might also be interesting to know that the area that surrounds the Lake Ferto has several architectural monuments and is where most of the main attractions of this destination are located. The attractive and importance of this spot is such that in 2001 it was named a World Heritage site by the UNESCO.

Map of Fertod in Hungary