This Palace is the pride of Hungary.
01 esterházy Palace is Fertőd (Fertőd) in Hungary. (GPS Coordinates: 47.620822, 16.871894)
02 Esterhazy Dynasty reached the peak of its wealth and influence in the 18th century, it was then that the Prince Miklos of the Second, nicknamed the Sparkling ordered to build a beautiful Palace on the very spot where at that time stood his personal hunting castle, which was built by his father, józsef esterházy.
03 Then the castle was commissioned to the architect Anton Erhardt Martinelli in July 1720.
04 Hunting castle consisted of 20 rooms and had two front of the room.
05 Work only took three months.
06 construction of a new Palace lasted from 1763 to 1767.
07 Miklos was the Second of the year spent incredible amounts of money just for the sake of entertainment and purchase of luxurious expensive items.
08 It’s not surprising when you consider that Prince Miklos II was one of the wealthiest Hungarian noblemen of his time.Construction of a magnificent castle with rich decoration was another whim of the Prince.
09 He thought of the Palace so that his guests breathtaking splendor and beauty of the castle, so they can all see the power of Prince.
10 At that time the hunting castle was rebuilt and expanded with a new side of buildings.
11 the courtyard of the castle was planted on its perimeter, clipped trees and in the center of the Park was a large fountain.
12 But the Prince was not only a lover of luxury.
13 From the beginning of construction on open spaces of the castle of Fertőd was dominated by the holiday, similar to what an endlessly unfolding of the French Versailles under king Louis XIV.
14 In 1790 the Prince died, and was left without its founder and host, the esterházy Palace, had begun to decline.
15 the descendants of the nobleman moved to Eisenstadt.
16 Art gallery together with the Treasury of the Palace were taken there and in Vienna, came to a complete standstill splendid French and English gardens, a puppet theater and Opera, was dissolved.
17 Thus, the Palace had never been used until the late 19th century.
18 Then the Esterhazy family returned to the castle and put in order as the building itself and the garden around it.
19 the Second World war became a tragic moment in the life of the Palace.
20 the interior was almost completely destroyed, and the castle became a military hospital and barracks with stables in the front hall.
21. 1957 saw the beginning of a new restoration of the Palace and soon the castle of Fertőd was open to a wide range of visitors as the national Museum of Hungary.