The ways of love: Želiezovce and Kolárovo

The summer residence of the Eszterházy family and a romantic water mill. Discover places in Nitra Region.

The manor house in Želiezovce.The manor house in Želiezovce. (Source: One2We)

Influential dynasties and art. Eternal allies.

Italy's Florence had the House of Medici, the Fugger Family controlled German Augsburg. In a charming Renaissance manor house in Oponice, the Apponyi Family established the famous Biblioteka Apponiana with 30,000 works.

And Galanta, Austrian Eisenstadt, Hungarian Fertöd, and Želiezovce are connected through the Esterházy Family.

These powerful Hungarian aristocrats and audiophiles hosted Joseph Hayden, Franz Liszt and even Franz Schubert, "the most poetic musician of the 19th century" in their manor house in Želiezovce.

Where Schubert composed

Želiezovce is a small town two-hours from Bratislava by car and a 30-minute drive from Levice. The manor house was built in 1720 as a summer residence of the Esterházy Family, first in Baroque style, later rebuilt in Classicist style.

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