Discover Lake Neusiedl National Park and its steppe biodiversity that is home to an exceptional variety of fauna and flora with Alpine, Pannonic, Asian, Mediterranean, and Nordic influences since pre-historic times. A World Heritage site, located along the Hungarian border, this park and the lake leave you with a refreshed sense of natural beauty.
The impressive Lake Neusiedl National Park is a natural wonder nestled along Austria’s eastern border with Hungary. Lake Neusiedl is a steppe lake and home to one of the world’s rare ecosystems. An extremely shallow lake, it shapes the landscape with its vast reed beds and 40 saline ponds. The unique location, east of the Alps and west of the Asian Plains, offers a surprising variety of habitats with Alpine, Pannonic, Asian, Mediterranean, and Nordic influence that contribute to biodiversity.
The National Park is a stepping stone for migratory birds, halfway between Northern Europe and Africa. Many of the rarest birds populate the lake, the ponds and and the meadows every year. Join the birdwatchers and photographers from all over the world in spring to capture one of the world’s rare natural spectacles or join the international ‘Bird Experience’ from April 5 – 13, 2014. All this just one hour south of Vienna.