"Rohrau - where Joseph Haydn comes from ..." Rohrau by MEdelmann

Rohrau Travel Guide: 10 reviews and 17 photos

Rohrau is located 40 kms in eastern direction from the Austrian capital Vienna, on the river "Leitha" which marks the border between the two austrian provinces Niederösterreich (Lower Austria) and Burgenland.

The place, where Haydn was born ....

Rohrau is just a small village, where everybody knows everybody. In a nutshell: It is a village like many other there.

But Rohrau is the place where one of Austria´s greatest composers, Maestro Joseph Haydn, originally came from. He was born here. Please come with me, I show you his birthplace ....

... and a pictureresque palace

... but that´s not all. There can be found a magnificant palace of Harrachs, which was one of the outstanding families in the Habsburg monarchy. They collected hundreds of pictures from the great masters of painting. They brought them from the Netherlands, Italy and Spain to Austria. Today it is one of the most important private painting collections in the world.

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  • In a nutshell:A small village, but rich in culture and history ...
  • Intro Written Oct 6, 2002
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  • Jim_Eliason's Profile Photo
    Apr 6, 2007 at 7:53 AM

    Nice tips!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Sep 10, 2005 at 2:35 PM

    what an interesting place !

  • keeweechic's Profile Photo
    Aug 26, 2004 at 6:55 PM

    Its always interesting to visit the birthplace of great people.. that piano is a real treasure. Schloss Harrach certainly has an impressive collection.

  • dvideira's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 3:55 PM

    Thanks for introducing me to another place I've missed...Nice page and great info. I've been to Petronell and Bad Deutsch Altenburg. I wish I knew about Rohrau...

  • tini58de's Profile Photo
    Nov 5, 2003 at 11:43 AM

    Haydn and Heiden - what an interesting place to visit! Thanks for being our virtual guide!

  • coceng's Profile Photo
    Sep 24, 2003 at 7:11 PM

    I like the name of this place - Rohrau...love the photos around Haydn's house...:) Another great page from you ! Regards.

  • pepples46's Profile Photo
    Sep 18, 2003 at 12:30 AM

    oh I tell ya..I loved every min here..go on!! bin nochmal zurueck :-) for the Travelogues. thanx Fred

  • Audrey118's Profile Photo
    Aug 24, 2003 at 8:47 PM

    wow - to visit Haydn's birth place - great information here...

  • littlesam1's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2003 at 9:31 AM

    Great historical information. I can almost imagine hearing some of Haydns beautiful music playing as I look at the pictures.

  • Lalique's Profile Photo
    May 20, 2003 at 12:53 AM

    Diese "culture heritage villages" gefallen mir seher! We have a lot in Russia as well, they are really nice to visit.


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