This site is just outside of Budapest and is easily accessible. We enjoyed walking through it and exploring the palace that Sissy the much loved Queen of Hungary called her favourite home. It allowed us to learn more about her and life at that time. There were English audio guides available that assist those who didn't have any Hungarian.
Finally a tourist attraction for those of us with limited language capability (Aussies with only English). Great descriptions in Hungarian, English and German. Good presentation of the building, plenty of helpful staff, even lockers so you don't have to carry all your gear around. You can take photos inside too, nice for a change. As other reviews say, the place... 更多
Festetics Palace is located in western Hungary and, although clearly in need of some renovation and repair work, is spectacularly beautiful. I am not an architectural historian, but the Palace is very much in the late 18th Century French chateau style and is probably the most impressive such structure that I have ever visited -- in France or anywhere else.... 更多
Our main interest was the paintings that are so different from Hungary's neighbour Austria, the Hungarian artist appears to reflect a happiness in the subjects.
The building of the Festetics palace started in the middle of the 18th century. Fathers and sons continued the extension for the beginning of the 19th century, while it reached its current state. This palace with its 101 furnished rooms, the fourth biggest in Hungary, is surrounded by a beautiful garden, with old trees, fountains, sculptures, flower-beds. This building is... 更多
I was surprised to find the contents of this castle rival (in quality, not quantity) palaces we toured in Vienna and more recently in Spain. A guide told us that when the Russians arrived in 1944 the commander had been a university professor before the war and posted guards to prevent looting. The library has 90,000 books and fabulous carved... 更多