Landscapes of Desire
16th International Art Symposium
Castle Fertőrákos, Hungary,
municipality Fertőrákos near Sopron, since 2001 part of the World Cultural Heritage, is located near the Austrian border, 70 km from Vienna.
Fertőrákos has a very interesting historical past and an outstanding cultural infrastructure, such as a roman quarry with a columned hall that locates a
theatre with 740 seats, the Mithras-Sanctuary - a rock chapel established 2000 years ago by roman border guards -, and a 700 year old castle, the former episcopal
see. The inscription into the World Heritage List was decided as this area has been the meeting place of different cultures for eight millennia. This is
graphically demonstrated by its varied landscape, the result of an evolutionary symbiosis between human activity and the physical environment. The remarkable rural
architecture of the villages surrounding the lake and several 18th- and 19th-century palaces adds to the area's considerable cultural interest.
From Vienna/A to Sopron/H (by train www.oebb.at, if you arrive at the airport
Vienna, fill in FROM SCHWECHAT to SOPRON, otherwise FROM WIEN to SOPRON). The travel by train from Vienna to Sopron takes about 1 hour, costs EUR 14 one way. Train
leave every hour. There is a bus from Sopron to Fertőrákos (approx 10 km), www.fertorakos.hu/.... You can also arrive through Bratislava (70 km) or Budapest (200km) with the Airlines
NIKI/AIR BERLIN www.flyniki.com, skyeurope www.skyeurope.com, or wizzair