The history of this noble family, rich in tradition, goes back to the 17th century in the geographical area of today's Burgenland. Two members of the family were deputies of the kings of Hungary at that time, and subsequent generations of the princely line were also party members and confidants of the House of Habsburg and held the highest offices. The history of flag-waving goes back to the Battle of Lackenbach in September 1620 between Nikolaus Count Esterházy (1583-1645) and Transylvanian and Ottoman rebels, which is commemorated by the wine of the same name from the winegrowing village of Neckenmarkt. In 1622, Count Nikolaus received a flag from Emperor Ferdinand II in gratitude for his loyalty. (1578-1637) pledged the dominions of Eisenstadt and Forchtenstein for 400,000 gulden. This marked the beginning of the rise to the most powerful family of magnates in the Hungarian crown.
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Domäne Wachau (Wachau)