Esterházy-kastély

THE ABANDONED CASTLE IN HUNGARY


Esterházy-kastély was built by architect Jakab Fellner from 1760 to 1776. Fellner was the most important Baroque architect of his generation in Hungary.

The castle was built for Nikolaus I, Prince Esterházy, a Hungarian prince and member of the famous Esterházy family. His building of palaces, extravagant clothing, and taste for opera and other grand musical productions led to his being given the title “the Magnificent”. In fact he is remembered as the principal employer of the composer Joseph Haydn.

1999

After the Second World War the castle came in Soviet hands. Most of the inventory is stolen and the buildings are transformed into a hospital. The last years, until 1999, the buildings were in use as a psychiatric hospital.

At the end of the year 2015 works started to bring back the old grandeur of Esterházy-kastély. I visited the castle in 2015, today it is a nice small museum. More abandoned locations in Hungary can be seen here.

Built 1760
Abandoned 1999
Museum 2016
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