It is hardly a secret that Austria was and is home to some of the most reputable composers in history. While many music lovers flock to Vienna or Salzburg for their taste of Austria's achievements in the classical world, the Franz Liszt Museum and Concert Hall are a little off the beaten track. The province of Burgenland pays tribute to one of its greatest sons with the renowned Liszt Festival, which is held in the modern and architectually dynamic setting of Raiding. But this little sight is worth a visit all year 'round. There is always something to see and do - even if it is just to tread in the footsteps of a musical genius.
Composer Franz Liszt was born in 1811 in the small village of Raiding, where today his childhood home is a museum. You can learn about the rock star piano virtuoso's early life and explore his music at the Liszt Haus. Next to it stands the modern Franz Liszt Concert Hall, site of the Liszt Festival.