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Palace Of The Week - Esterhàzy Palace

    The Esterházy Palace is located in Fertőd, Hungary. The first palace was built in 1721 but the Prince Nicolas 1st Esterházy decided to build a baroque palace which was finished in 1766. The palace is not really big. There are only 126 rooms, when Schönbrunn has 1.444 rooms and Versailles  2.300. This palace was meant to be the “Hungarian Versailles”, like many palaces at this time, with many windows and french gardens. But on the pictures you can see that the palace has a very different style as Versailles. It all looks more german or austrian. I really like this palace. It is quite simple, elegant and really luxurious.  It would be a perfect summer palace with the gardens and the forest not far away.

Agnes Esterhazy

German postcard by Ross Verlag, no. 1122/1, 1927-1928. Photo: Ufa. Hungarian film actress Agnes Esterhazy (1891-1956) worked mainly in the silent cinema of Austria and Germany. The Gräfin (countess) appeared in more than 30 films between 1920 and 1943.