The Esterhazy Castle – Photo: MTI

Renovated wing of Esterhazy Castle inaugurated

The western wing of the imposing Esterhazy Castle in Fertod, in western Hungary, renovated from somewhat less than 2 billion forints (EUR 5.7m), was inaugurated on Sunday.

The wing accommodates the Esterhazy gallery, the Esterhazy porcelain cabinet and Modulated Time, a joint exhibition of sculptor Boldi and painter Mozes Incze.

The ceremony was attended by President Janos Ader, First Lady Anita Herczegh, Justice Minister Judit Varga, Prince Anton Esterhazy and his wife, Svetlana Esterhazy.

Addressing the event, Attila Barcza (Fidesz), MP of Sopron and its region, noted that Miklos Esterhazy, “the Magnificent”, had a lion’s share in the birth of what has been called the “Hungarian Versailles” in the 18th century.

The Hungarian government led by Prime Minister Viktor Orbán decided to renovate the castle in 2013 so that Hungary’s largest and most splendid Baroque building should regain its one-time grandeur and become not only a symbolic, but a bustling site of Hungarian culture, he said.

Leave a Reply