Nature-Experience in the national park
Adventure in the World Heritage Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

The Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park lies between the final foothills of the Alps in the west and the Hungarian lowlands in the east. Its unique landscape from the large reed areas around Lake Neusiedl to the meadows and pastures to the saline, periodically drying pans contains an inspiring diversity of species.

Reed belts, wetlands, dry grasslands, sandy steppes, pastures and brackish areas offer diverse habitats, especially for the bird life. The national park is therefore also a paradise for bird watchers. No wonder that the Pannonian Bird Experience – the trade fair for ornithologists and bird lovers – is held here every year.

During the bird migration in spring and autumn there are over 340 different bird species in the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park because this is where the two main routes of migratory birds in Europe overlap. Whole colonies of great white, gray, purple, night and little egrets can be observed here, as can an abundance of songbirds, geese and great bustards. This heaviest flighted bird in the world has been saved from extinction in the past decades thanks to excellent cooperation.

All these animals, the landscape and many more details can be discovered on site. The best starting point is the National Park Center in Illmitz. The visitors’ information center is open all year round and offers guided tours tailored to the prevailing conditions as well as special excursions for children. Equipped with binoculars, tweezers and magnifying glasses, the little researchers set off to the salt pans and meadows to discover water scorpions, primeval crayfish, egrets and more.

Excursions and boat trips in the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

The exciting national park excursions transmit interesting details about special habitats. Visitors are familiarized with the special features of the landscape and its biodiversity in an easily understandable way.

In addition to classic hiking excursions on various routes, which can be tailored to the respective wishes, both professionally and thematically, there are special canoe excursions for adventurers who want to be particularly close to the action. For small groups or those who are a little less sporty, a tour with the solar boat at Lake Neusiedl is recommended.

Details on routes, coordination and bookings via the information center in Illmitz.

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