Vienna Woods, Lake Neusiedler, and the Danube River Sights



Rohrau Review

Just 5 km (3 mi) south of Petronell, in the tiny village of Rohrau, is the birthplace of Joseph Haydn. The quaint, reed-thatched cottage where the composer, son of the local blacksmith, was born in 1732 is now a small museum, with a pianoforte he is supposed to have played, as well as letters and other memorabilia. The furnishings are homey, if a bit spartan. After Haydn had gained worldwide renown, he is said to have returned to his native Rohrau and knelt to kiss the steps of his humble home. Concerts are occasionally held on the grounds.

Updated: 02-12-2012

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