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Day Trip To Sunny Burgenland

Palaces, Neusiedler See - Lake Neusiedl, nature parks and viniculture as far as the eye can see. The province of Burgenland is not far from Vienna. It inspires many tourists with its charming destinations. The ORANGE HOP ON HOP OFF line of VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS takes you right there.

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Rust in Burgenland (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck

The bus to Burgenland departs from City Park on Saturdays and Sundays until the 23rd of September. There is an audio guide included in English or in German on this day trip to Burgenland. The recordings are entertaining and informative for the 1-hour drive to the first stop - the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt.

Schloss Esterházy, a very famous sight in Burgenland (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck
Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck

The Esterházy Palace is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria. The building gives an impressive insight into the former life of the princes Esterházy.

Opening hours Esterházy Palace:
1st May – 30th September
daily from 10 am - 6 pm

1st October - 3rd November
daily from 10 am - 5 pm

4th November - 31st December
Friday - Sunday and holidays 10 am - 5 pm

Tours in German:
1st April – 3rd November: daily at every hour
1st January – 31st March and 4th November – 31st December: Friday - Sunday and holidays at 10.00 am, 12.00 am, 02.00 pm, 04.00 pm,
ATTENTION: on Sat., 16th September, the last guided tour takes place at 2 pm.
Entrance fee for the palace: adults 11 €, groups 9 €, families 23 €

Furthermore, every Saturday at 11 am there are guided city tours of the old town. Here you can find out more about Eisenstadt by taking a walk. The tour begins at the stables (vis á vis Esterházy Palace, across the pedestrian zone with its baroque citizen houses, the Pestsäule to the city town hall).  The tour ends at the Eisenstädter Dom. From there you can easily reach other museums and attractions.  Also the surrounding area invites you to enjoy your stay there.

Start: 11 am
Meeting point: At the stables
Duration: approx. 45 minutes
Price: Adults 10 €, children from 6 years: 4 €
No registration needed!

Take the HOP ON HOP OFF bus and pass the impressive Haydn Church in the direction of the Esterházy Winery. Taste the wonderful wines there and learn more about the different varieties of grapes.
 
 The beautiful Esterházy Winery (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck
Esterházy Winery in Burgenland (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck

Opening hours:
November - March
Monday - Saturday
10.00 am - 06.00 pm

April-October
Daily
10.00 am - 06.00 pm

The last stop of this HOP ON HOP OFF tour takes you to the Freistadt Rust. This small town is also known as the "City of Storks". When you take a walk through the town you will see a lot of stork’s nests on the roofs of the houses and maybe also a stork. :)
Rust at Lake Neusiedl (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck
The charming city Rust in Burgenland (c) VIENNA SIGHTSEEING TOURS/Bernhard Luck

Stork flying over Rust in Burgenland (c) Freistadt Rust
Stork in Rust (c) Freistadt Rust

Tip: You can get delicious ice cream at Heiling.

If you need to cool down and still have enough time, we recommend you to go to the Seebad of Rust that is about 10-15 minutes away. There you can take a pedal boat, or enjoy time in a restaurant.

Take the opportunity and book a day trip to sunny Burgenland right here.