Lake Neusiedl–Seewinkel National Park

Lake Neusiedl–Seewinkel National Park

Lake Neusiedl–Seewinkel National Park

 

In the heart of Europe, you can find the Neusiedler See region. The largest steppe lake in Europe starts from Austria’s easternmost state, Burgenland, to the neighboring country of Hungary. In 1993, these two countries founded the unique nature reserve with its rich flora and fauna as the cross-border and called it national park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel. It has a total area of ​​around 300 km². This region is a unique natural area. You can find it on the western edge of the Little Hungarian Plains and the eastern side of the Alps. Here you can see animals and plants from alpine, but also Asian, Nordic, Mediterranean, and Pannonian areas. These are just a few factors that makes this national park so unique. The diversity of habitats unites the species in a relatively manageable area. Visitors will find pastures, wetlands, dry grasslands, meadows, salt locations, and stand steppes right next to each other.

An Enormous Biodiversity

The Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park has international importance due to its unusual variety of species. For example, it plays an indispensable role in the migration of birds from Europe to Africa. Here in the national park, thousands of migratory birds take a break on their way. More than a hundred species use the region every year as a stopover on their strenuous journey. But the National Park Neusiedler See – Seewinkel is also very important as a breeding area. Different birds breed here, such as the spoonbill, avocet, great bustard, the bee-eater, and the great egret.

A Paradise for Bird Watchers

No wonder that more and more visitors from all over Europe come to this park to observe and explore all the unique kinds of birds. These guests have played an increasingly important role in the region for years. After all, the Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park is a European hot spot for all ornithologists and bird lovers. The national park has started the partnership with the St. Martins Therme & Lodge. Together they organize safaris and tours through nature around Lake Neusiedl. From ornithological research to a water adventure trip – you can choose the best option according to your interests, amount of time, or knowledge. You can even book an exploration trip to the strictly protected orchids here.

A Paradise for Bird Watchers

A Paradise for Bird Watchers

Anyone interested in the region will find guided excursions all year round. The Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park offers tours with trained excursion guides. They will tell a lot of interesting information about the habitat of animals and the species that have settled here. These tours take place on fixed dates and each last around three hours. Of course, visitors can explore the fascinating nature of the national park on their own. In the village of Illmitz, you will find numerous maps, brochures, and all the information you need. Besides, you can enjoy regularly changing exhibitions and video material also. At the informational center of this National Park, visitors can get all the needed information about current offers and experiences in the Neusiedler See – Seewinkel National Park.