Often overshadowed by better known destinations, Burgenland is decidedly different. There are no high mountains here and very little snow, but 300 days of annual sunshine with a very mild climate.
Burgenland and its lakes are a birdwatcher's paradise, starting with these seagulls on the Breitenbrunn shores
With 300 days of sunshine per year, the Neusiedler See
is every sun worshipper's idea of heaven. Europe’s only steppe lake, it stretches over 320km² yet is no more than 1.8m deep. The shallow water warms up very quickly in the summer making the lake popular with families. Neusiedler See is also famous within the windsurfing community for its reliable winds. Facilities:
Bathing beaches, boat rentals, sailing and windsurfing schools, moorings, campsites, hotels Further Information: www.neusiedlersee.com
Dive into clear, clean water at Sonnensee Ritzing. The facilities are wheelchair accessible and include a self-service restaurant with a delicious variety of food and beverages to choose from.
Facilities: Sonnensee Restaurant with 400m² terrace, massage room, deck chair rental, water slides, beach volleyball, tennis courts, diving courses
Further Information: www.sonnensee.at