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Nádasdy castle, Nádasdladány

One of the most beautiful historicising, neo-Gothic, Tudor-style mansion in Hungary, surrounded by a 24-hectare English landscape garden with rare plants and a pond. The renovated building and its park, as well as several rooms of the mansion, serve as a worthy backdrop for holding wedding ceremonies, wedding dinners, conferences, as well as literary and musical events. The park may be an excellent and suitable venue for team building trainings, large-scale outdoor concerts, or just a relaxing, exciting walk.


The Schmidegg family that rose to the rank of count in 1738, acquired the estate of Sárladány in 1736 and built a baroque manor house, which had already stood in 1738, as a prelude to the current mansion. The estate and their residence were sold to Count Lipót Nádasdy (1802–1873) in 1851, who wished to move the centre of his estates from Felsőlendva in Vas County to a settlement in Fejér County, which from 1859 was called Nádasdladány. To the north of the small mansion a landscape garden had already been established. The foundation of the later kitchen garden, the plant bed in front of the main façade, the granary and the predecessor of the building housing the service rooms had already been in existence also.


Based on the plans of the land-seizer’s son Ferenc Nádasdy (1842–1907) and his wife, Countess Ilona Zichy (1849–1873), a new, historicising, neo-Gothic, English Tudor-style mansion was built between 1873 and 1876, by extending the former baroque building with an L-shaped main wing. The ground floor of the new main wing was lined with public spaces, family and staff rooms were established on the first floor, the area around the old building was filled, and rooms for guests and staff members were created in the ground floor wing. Due to her unexpected death, the young countess could not live to see the completion of the mansion. Following Linzbauer’s death, Alajos Hauszmann was commissioned to design the most ornate interiors of the building, the masterpieces of our historicising mansion architecture, the Hall of Ancestors, the library, as well as the chapel.


It is known from the research of József Sisa that Nádasdy designed the exterior and interior of the building around three main themes. The ancient glory of the Nádasdy family was the first. Coats of arms referring to the ancestors and heroes of the family appeared on the busy, asymmetrical façade in several places, but they were also depicted in statues placed in the vestibule and, of course, in the portraits presented in the Hall of Ancestors. In addition, the two other topics presented were the honour and cult of the count’s deceased wife who died young and, as one of the most prestigious members of the hunting community, the owner’s hunting relics, trophies and passion for horses.


Although the furnishings and atmosphere of the mansion were reminiscent of the past, at the same time it was equipped with the most modern technical devices of the era to ensure the comfort of its inhabitants.

By the end of the 19th century, the building and its surroundings had become the centre of the estates of the formerly much larger Nádasdy family, their main rural home, the repository of their applied and fine art collections and library, and the number one base for their excellent stud. Until the Second World War, first the commissioner’s son Tamás (1870–1915) and his family, then his eldest son Ferenc (1907–1944) and his relatives lived in the mansion.


Address: H-8145 Nádasdladány, 1 Kastélypark

Mobil phone: +36-70/951-7149

Email: nadasdladanyikastely@nofnkft.hu


Nádasdladány is located in a favourable site from the point of view of transport, it is 80 km from Budapest and 20 km from Székesfehérvár. The settlement is surrounded by significant tourist destinations from all directions: the eastern shore of Lake Balaton, the Mór wine region, the hiking spots of the Bakony Mountains, and Lake Velence.


NEAREST AIRPORT: Ferenc Liszt International Airport, Budapest (104 km)


It is open every day except Mondays.


Between 13 and 31 October: 10:00 – 18:00


Between 1 November and mid March: 09:00 – 17:00


Adult ticket:  HUF 3,500 


Concession:  HUF 1,750

children and young adults aged 6-26

visitors aged 62 and over

one adult accompanying at least two children under the age of 18    


Family ticket:  HUF 7,000

1 or 2 adults + 1 or more children under the age of 18


Park ticket: HUF 1,000

For residents of Nádasdladány holding a residential address card: free admission

Tour guide: HUF 500/person


Group ticket: Additional information about group prices and discounts is available at the following contact details: rendezveny@nofnkft.hu


For residents of Nádasdladány holding a Nádasdladány Card: HUF 1,000 a head


Borrowing a Visual Guide device: HUF 1,000 per device


The 19–20th-century home of the Nádasdy family comes to life as a “Mansion of Legends” in the eyes of the visitors. Those who pay a visit to the mansion may either walk around the building individually along a proposed route, or enjoy a guided tour to get acquainted with the former residence of the Nádasdys. The self-guided tour is made possible by short captions and descriptions placed in the exhibition spaces, as well as visual guides available both for adults and children, stratified in terms of the amount of information, and can be read on tablets or downloaded to the visitor’s own device. Smaller or larger groups may ask for an individual (separate) tour guide.




Following the restoration works, the original portrait paintings, preserved in the Historical Picture Gallery of the National Museum, will be returned to the Hall of Ancestors, thus completely and authentically restoring the imposing space, the most beautiful gallery of ancestors in Hungary.


  • The story of the family members appearing in the portraits is extremely exciting and worth presenting, so the characters bring to life the most interesting ones to visitors in an animated film. Preserving the integrity of the beautiful historical space, we placed this projection in the cellar apse under the Hall of Ancestors, where the visitor becomes part of the story with the help of the space experience created by projection mapping technology and special lighting conditions.
  • Through interiors similar to the original, and modern digital technology, visitors can gain insight into the history and everyday life of the mansion, use the replica furniture, flip through copies of contemporary newspapers, and consume coffee, sandwiches, and cakes in the former dining room, as if visiting the family.
  • Visitors can try on the reproductions of clothes seen in the paintings, and they may also use the devices (talk tube, telegraph) that evoke the modern technical equipment of the house.
  • You may browse the contemporary English sample books and copies of the original blueprints used to design the mansion in the library, or with the help of an application, you can “build” a mansion you like from the given parts.
  • For child visitors, there is a playroom with replicas of contemporary toys that can be tried out, and for groups of children a well-equipped museum pedagogical space and activities are available.
  • The viewing roof of the clock tower can be visited with a separate ticket; here visitors may not only admire the view, but with the help of a chronoscope device they can “look” from above into the turn-of-the-century rooms furnished on the basis of archive photos.
  • The visit is also supported by a visual guide tool, which can be rented on tablets or in a version downloadable onto the mobile devices of visitors. On these – not otherwise available in the exhibition – the visitor can find additional curiosities, may embark on a virtual time travel, and use the audio guide function.