Tiere und Pflanzen

In ‘Lés’ Forest, some typical wildlife survives.
In Spring, the whole ground is covered with a carpet of colourful and scented bulbous flowers. Near the Forester’s House, there is a large pen with some tame deer and wild boar. Two specimens of Weeping Sophora can be seen in the garden of ‘Paul’s Farm’. These trees, with their bizarrely winding branches, were planted in the early 19th century.

The ‘English Garden’ retains much of its original form and also many of its rare botanical specimens, planted a century ago (1906). Amongst these are Ginkgos, and a large specimen of Californian redwood. There are also notable specimens of Incense cedar of similar age.
In the Northern Park, behind the car park and surrounded by old planes, can be seen a large weeping beech.

The Palace

One of the most magnificent Baroque–Rococo aristocratic residences in Central Europe, the palace reached its present form in 1778 after several phases of construction. Today the central part serves as a museum. The formal garden in the ceremonial court will be restored in the near future.


The Parterre

The central and most spectacular part of the gardens. The clipped, overgrown yew-cones that can be seen today are remains of a Neo-baroque scheme by Anton Umlauft from 1903.

The Pump House

Constructed in 1906, this fine Neo-baroque building, ornamented with columns and a fountain, housed the pump that in the first half of the 20th century supplied the whole ensemble at Eszterháza with water from the 18th century well beneath. The balustrade on the top of the Pump House echoes that on top of the palace.

The industrial centre of the estate

After 1900, when the economy of the whole estate began to be revived,
a new industrial development was established near the Estate Office, where a spectacular water-tower, houses for workers and different industrial buidings were built.