The Rhythm of Pannonian Culture
Numerous festivals and events from July to early August make summer at Europe’s largest steppe lake a must for culture- lovers: the Lake-Stage in Mörbisch, integrated into the natural setting of Lake Neusiedl, presents an annual Operetta festival; St. Margarethen awes with its opera festival on a ruggedly picturesque natural stage in a Roman quarry. Culture aficionados and fans of the great composer Joseph Haydn flock to the Haydn Concerts, in particular to the "International days of Haydn", held in September at the Esterházy Palace. The Nova Rock at the Pannonia Fields in Nickelsdorf is a yearly fixture for all rock music lovers.
11th july – 24th august, 2013 - Mörbisch Lake Festival presents “Der Bettelstudent" by Carl Millöcker
10th july – 25th august, 2013 - Opera Festival St. Margarethen presents “La Bohème” by giacomo Puccini
Culture á la carte
Alongside these festivals, the Lake Neusiedl region presents a diverse cultural programme for adults and children alike. Besides the Esterházy castle,
which is the landmark of the provincial capital Eisenstadt as well as the most important cultural monument in Burgenland, one can visit the Haydn-House, which Joseph Haydn acquired and lived in for 12 years from 1766, and the late baroque-style Halbturn castle, which was built by Lucas von Hildebrandt in 1711. Other attractions include the Mönchhof Village Museum, the Mörbisch am See House Museum, the Castle of Forchtenstein, the Eisenstadt Diocesan Museum, the Burgenland Provincial Museum in Eisenstadt and the Infeld House of Culture in Halbturn, as well as many galleries, monasteries, archeological excavations and churches like the Cathedral of St Martin in Eisenstadt or the Basilica in Frauenkirchen.
Children’s eyes light up not only at the varied programme offered by Burg Forchtenstein but also during a visit to the one-of-a-kind Familypark in St. Margarethen and the chldren´s World of Opera in the Roman quarry of St. Margarethen.