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Address: Joseph Haydn-Platz 1, Eisenstadt 7000, Austria
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See the Stations of the Cross

The Bergkirche (Hill Church) in Eisenstadt is one of the most unique buildings I've ever been in. While it is technically a church, and still used by locals, the whole building is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 August 2016
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Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Bergkirche (Hill Church) in Eisenstadt is one of the most unique buildings I've ever been in. While it is technically a church, and still used by locals, the whole building is designed around a sort of pilgrimage through the various stations of the cross. The tour starts at the front door, but it is often locked and you might... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2016

Walking around the Esterhazy Palace we found a street marker pointing to the " Kalvarianberg " church so we decided to go and see only to find out that it is the Berg or Haydn Church listed in our guide. We were eager to walk the roof trail but it was closed, not sure if it was because of the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2015

The Bergkirche is historically interesting due to the fact that it houses the burial place of the composer Joseph Haydn. The church building itself seems to be ailing, as a strong odour is presnt in the building.

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

The walk around this interesting church is a nice change to your normal church visit. A historical place to visit and one of only a few places worth visiting in the town of Eisenstadt.

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Spalding, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

Went to Grandson's church 'do' recently in the Hadyn church part. Since he lives nearby, we have visited often over the years. The front building is a unique trail up onto the roof via stations of the cross, where you get brilliant views past the statues down to the Esterhazy palace and turning south, look over the lower spread out... More 

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Nueziders, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2015

memorial where Haydn was laid down -not only for music freaks and historians- nice t see when you are in the area

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

I went to this outstanding church to visit the Haydn Mausoleum and by chance I happened upon the Calvary ' Kalverienberg' stations. this a complex of wonderful, but dramatic baroque stations of Chris that lead you through a back stairwell into a grotto and you are led up to the precipices of the Chapel of Mercy. This with the back... More 

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Southlake, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Eisenstadt is a cute little town without huge attractions, so we enjoyed all of the smaller ones. Bergkirche was really just a walk-thru visit, but it was pretty. There was not a lot of information in English, but it was very typical of small European churches.

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Conway, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2014

I have visited Eisenstadt several times both as a performing musician and as a researcher. Touring and performing in the Bergkirche, and especially viewing the tomb of Joseph Haydn, are moving experiences for the musical tourist and essential if one is in this region. The church's interior with its trompe d'oiel ceilings, Baroque decor and its wedding-cake exterior is stunning.... More 

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Petersburg, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2014

The Bergkirche is a mystery of architecture but once you see the stations of the cross so thoughtfully represented you begin to understand the strange shape of the building. The sanctuary itself is beautiful and the organ is a masterpiece of vision and sound. The organist gave a short concert highlighting some of the wonderful tonalities of the organ. It... More 

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