Nagycenk Széchenyi mansion and linden alley

Nagycenk, Széchenyi Mansion, built in Baroque and Neo-Classical style by the Széchenyi family through consecutive generations. Today it serves as a memorial museum of Count István Széchenyi ("The Greatest Hungarian"), its most famous resident.

Also to visit opposite to the main entrace of the mansion the linden alley and the railway museun.


Birdwatching in the morning

Guided tours – Birdwatching in the morning


We offer the program on the following days:

16th June, Wednesday

29th June, Tuesday

6th July, Tuesday

20th July, Tuesday

27th July, Tuesday

3rd August, Tuesday

10th August, Tuesday

24th August, Tuesday

Starting time:      6:00


Meeting point:       Hansági - channel, sluice at Mekszikópuszta, car park

                                (GPS: 47°40’43.20 N  ;  16°50’52.89 E)

We can observe the resting (awakening) waterbirds on the saline lakes bordering the Lake Fertő in the early morning. The program starts with a specific number of participants! The program lasts for one and a half hours.


Participation fee: 1200 Ft/person, but at least 8000 Ft/tour. For the children of families under 10 years we provide 50% preference.

Fertőboz Gloriett Mirador

Visit the cozy little village on Lake Fertő in May for the elderflower festival, stop by when on a visit to Fertőd or Hegykő, or take the little train to Nagycenk! You can enjoy a glass of wine on the terrace or in the wine cellar of the Vincellér House on the outskirts of the village.
The Gloriette vantage point offers a splendid view of the surrounding countryside.

Wine taste in Fertőboz /Széchenyi Vinotheka/

Wine from the vineyards of Sopron can look back on a more than 2000 year old history. In the early 14th century the town already stood at the heart of Hungary’s most important wine growing region in Hungary, and its trade relations extended far beyond Hungary’s then borders. At that time the wines of Sopron were savoured in royal courts from France to Russia. From the 19th century on German vintners, known as “Poncichter” (the name comes from the word meaning bean grower), ensured that Sopron wines were famed far and wide.

In and around Sopron, wine cellars were not to be found in the vineyards, but under the vintners’ city dwellings. This was not only one of their privileges; it also meant greater security and protection.

You can taste wines in Szechenyi Vinoteka /Cellar/ in Fertőboz.

Fertőd Eszterházy palace

Esterháza was not the primary or ancestral home of the Esterházy family; that was Schloss Esterházy, a palace nearby (40 kilometers (25 mi)), in Eisenstadt.

Miklós Esterházy began his plans for a new palace not long after he became reigning prince in 1762 on the death of his brother Paul Anton.[1] Before this time, Nikolaus was accustomed to spending much of his time at a hunting lodge called Süttör, built in the same location around 1720 with a design by Anton Erhard Martinelli. The hunting lodge was the nucleus around which Esterháza was built.[1]

The first architect to work on the project was Johann Ferdinand Mödlhammer, succeeded in 1765 by Melchior Hefele.[1] While the palace is often compared to Versailles, which the Prince had visited in 1764 when he visited Paris,[2] H. C. Robbins Landon claims that a more direct influence can be found in "Austrian prototypes, particularly Schönbrunn palace in Vienna."

The palace cost the Prince the sum of 13 million Austro-Hungarian gulden, a figure that Robbins Landon terms "astronomical".

Eszterháza was first inhabited in 1766, but construction continued for many years. The opera house was completed in 1768 (the first performance was of Joseph Haydn's opera Lo speziale), the marionette theater in 1773. The fountain in front of the palace was not completed until 1784, at which point the Prince considered his project complete.[3]

Nikolaus Esterházy died in 1790. Neither his son Anton, who inherited the Esterházy lands, nor any of his later successors had any interest in living in the isolated palace.

From 1766 to 1790, the estate was the home of the celebrated composer Joseph Haydn,[4] where he lived in a four-room flat in a large two-storey building housing servants' quarters, separate from the palace.[5] Haydn wrote the majority of his symphonies for the Prince's orchestra. Eszterháza also had two opera houses, the main theatre seating 400 (destroyed by fire in 1779) and a marionette theatre;[6] Haydn conducted his own and others' operas, often with more than a hundred performances per year.[7]

Röjtökmuzsaj water mill

In the second half of the 17th century György Széchenyi established a water mill in the district of Muzsaj to supply water to the town and to his estate. The mill museum shows the main branches of milling in Hungary.


Fertőrákos (German: Kroisbach) is a village in the county of Győr-Moson-Sopron in Hungary. In 2001 it had a population of 2,182.

It is located at 47°43′15″N 16°39′0″E, about 10 km (6 mi) from Sopron, near Lake Fertő (German: Neusiedler See) and the Austrian border. In summer, a border checkpoint for pedestrians and cyclists connects it to the Austrian municipality of Mörbisch am See (Hungarian: Meggyes). The Fertorakos mithraeum is visible near the border. Fertőrákos also features a small port with a border checkpoint, and a sand beach swimming area, access to which prior to 1989 was restricted to the communist elite.

The village was first mentioned in 1199 under the name Racus. In 1457 it was first mentioned in German language as Krewspach, later Kroisbach. Today, it forms part of the Austrian-Hungarian national park and joint World Heritage Site of Lake Fertő.

The Wagner - Liszt Fesztivál is an annual event held at the Fertőrákos cave theater and in Sopron.

Following the annexation of Hungary in 1944, German occupying forces established a 'transit/labour camp' in a quarry in Fertőrákos, to which Hungarian Jewish and political prisoners were sent, and many thousands died here, with others transported onward to Nazi concentration camps in German occupied Poland and Germany. The site of the transit camp can be visited, and has a memorial plaque.

Neusiedler Lake

Lake Neusiedl (German: Neusiedler See) or Fertő (Hungarian: Fertő tó; Croatian: Nežidersko jezero, Niuzaljsko jezero; Slovene: Nežidersko jezero) is the largest endorheic lake in Central Europe, straddling the Austrian–Hungarian border. The lake covers 315 km², of which 240 km² is on the Austrian side and 75 km² on the Hungarian side. The lake's drainage basin has an area of about 1,120 km². From north to south, the lake is about 36 km long, and it is between 6 km and 12 km wide from east to west. On average, the lake's surface is 115.45 m above the Adriatic Sea and the lake is no more than 1.8 m deep.

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