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Iron Curtain Trail

Iron Curtain Trail

A wonderfully green borderless Europe

The Iron Curtain divided Europe into east and west for almost half a century. Covering more than 10,000 km, the EuroVelo 13 route, which extends from the Barents Sea high up in the north of Finland and Russia to the Bulgarian-Turkish border on the Black Sea, has an Austrian section that runs along the entire eastern border of Burgenland for 287 km.

The green belt that used to artificially separate the West and the East is today one of the largest contiguous natural landscapes with many rare species of flora and fauna.

Apart from some short sections, the Iron Curtain Trail is paved throughout. It can be tackled comfortably in five daily stages and shows, in a number of ways, how much the former border area has changed. The route has one interesting historical site after another, like pearls on a necklace.

Contemporary history can be experienced up close in unique places, such as the Bridge of Andau or the Pan-European Picnic area, but the Iron Curtail Trail also offers plenty of other cultural attractions and captivating scenic sections. Thanks to the many cozy places to stop for refreshments and bike-friendly establishments, you can enjoy relaxing breaks with added sunshine.

There are several bike and e-bike rental stations along the route.