Prince Paul Esterházy I set the scene for the myths surrounding his family. He commissioned hundreds of portraits of legendary ancestors, historical personalities and a large number of monarchs. This historical 17thcentury gallery even includes portraits of Attila the Hun and Vlad the Impaler, the inspiration for Count Dracula in Bram Stoker’s famous novel. These depictions of real and imagined ancestors is Europe’s largest surviving collection of Baroque family portraits, an impressive rendition of the Esterházy genealogy. Exquisite objects and rarities from the 17th-century Treasure Chamber testify to the princes’ passion for collecting. Highlights include Baroque silver furniture, clocks, automatons, jewellery, and cups crafted from gemstones.Ottoman weapons and artefacts, especially a well preserved state tent, are relics of their time, reflecting the political relations of the Esterházy family and their battle against Europe’s most-feared enemy in the 16th and 17th centuries.