Festetics Palace, Keszthely

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Learn about the aristocratic lifestyle of the 18th and 19th centuries at Festetics Palace. This Baroque palace houses 18 original or reconstructed rooms, an aristocratic private library, and a stable block with a collection of coaches and carriages. The rooms' interior design has remained intact since the 1880s. Stop at one of the most significant areas in the palace, the oak staircase, to see the original family portrait gallery. The palace also features a hunting museum with one of Europe's largest model railway exhibits. A naturalistic landscape park in the English fashion surrounds the palace. Festetics Palace is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Keszthely Edition.
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  • August 15, 2017
    The palace is beautiful and there's a lot to see and learn about it. The guided tour is interesting although sometimes difficult to understand due to the acoustics of the halls. The garden is huge and...  more »
  • August 11, 2017
    I did with the family a visit this Palace lightning. I have visited many in my life as tour guide, but this one is very well preserved. An impressive library and a few rooms with original furniture of the time s? 17TH-19TH. Tuco Festetics family that left the Palace in 1944, but it seems like yesterday. Chapeau by well preserved. The only "but" are the people who work and they have no minimum of touch for tourists who do not speak Hungarian. A shame, because with a few smiles would be a boon to tourism and to the country.
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  • August 11, 2017
    It´s a nice baroque building, with a neat park around it. The exhibition is not too big, and at the end there´s an interactive part about the history of the castle and the family it used to belong to.  more »

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