The Austrian province of Burgenland features three Christmas markets held at castles owned by the Esterházy family during the Advent period. The Advent market at Forchtenstein Castle, built in the 15th century, will be open …Continue reading
Austrias easternmost state boasts more than 300 days of sunshine in a year. The mild climate of the Burgenland region encourages both sporting activities in the region’s nature reserves and relaxation afterwards in the local spas and thermal baths.
Visitors can follow up that exertion and relaxation with a glass or two of the Austrian wine produced in the local vineyards.
The Burgenland vineyards are renowned for their red wine, but the white wine produced in the area is also growing in reputation.
Burgenland has many places of interest to visit, with castles and palaces left over from the days of the Austro Hungarian empire, while the city of Rust with its stork nests and the Lake Neusiedl are listed as part of the UNESCO World Heritage.
Neusiedler See Bike Trail
Cyclists can enjoy the broad beds of reeds, the vineyards and the steppes of the Pannonian Plain along this 125-kilometre-long tour around the Neusiedler See in Burgenland. Cyclists can choose whether to cycle clockwise or …Continue reading
Summer at the Neusiedler See
The banks of the Neusiedler See in the east of Austria bustle with life in the high summer. People meet up with friends at the lidos. Practically every location on the lake has its own …Continue reading
Flying Over The Water
There is always plenty going on in summer on the shores of the Neusiedlersee in eastern Austria. Swimmers appreciate the warm water temperatures – the lake is Central Europe’s largest steppe lake with no outflow …Continue reading
An Ebike Ride to Paradise
The 260-km cycling trail through southern Burgenland has been dubbed the “Paradise Route”. The marked circular route crosses through three nature reserves, over rivers and streams and through the heart of the local wine-producing area. …Continue reading
The Iron Curtain Bike Trail in Austria
Last updated on July 25th, 2020 at 06:38 amCyclists can explore some more recent history on the 700-kilometre-long “Iron Curtain Trail” as it makes it way through Austria. Up until 1989 the Iron Curtain divided …Continue reading
The Neusiedler See in Winter
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amThe huge Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland freezes over on cold winter days and offers 320 square kilometres of space to make long circuits on thick ice in …Continue reading
The Autumn Gold Music Festival in Burgenland
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amThirty years ago, on 11 September 1989, the Iron Curtain between Austria and Hungary was officially opened. To mark this anniversary the Herbstgold (‘Autumn Gold’) Festival offers …Continue reading
Eisenstadt – City of Haydn
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amEisenstadt is the state capital of Burgenland – one of Austria’s eastern provinces nestling on the border with Hungary. But it is also known as the ‘Haydn …Continue reading
Cycling Around the Neusiedler See
Last updated on April 8th, 2020 at 06:49 amReeds, vineyards and picturesque villages line the cycle path around Lake Neusiedl in Burgenland. The eastern part of Austria has its own landscape. The Pannonian lowlands begin …Continue reading