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Eisenstadt is a capital city of Burgenland state
in the Eastern Austria. You can travel to Vienna and then get to
Eisenstadt that is located 50 km (31 miles) South. Its name in German means "Iron City" as a
reference to iron mining and iron trade that was common here since
the Medieval times. City of Eisenstadt situated on the banks of Wulka river was known since the 12th century, however archaeological
evidence show that first human settlements were formed by Celtic
tribes and later Roman legionnaires. Eisenstadt lies on a plain that
descends to the Wulka River, south of the mountain range known as
the Leithagebirge, about 12 km from the Hungarian border. During
rule of the Habsburg Empire's Kingdom of Hungary, Kismarton
(Eisenstadt) was the seat of the Hungarian noble family Eszterházy.
Famous Hungarian composer Joseph Haydn lived there as
Hofkapellmeister under Esterházy patronage.
Eisenstadt has a population of 14,241 inhabitants
(2016). Eisenstadt lies on a plain that descends to the Wulka River,
south of the mountain range known as the Leithagebirge, about 12 km
from the Hungarian border.
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