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Nationalpark with many special features

Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

A cross-border “inter-national park” with many special features

The Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park is very special in so many ways:

The national park is famous for its great variety of bird species, as it is an important stopover for migratory birds on their annual journeys to and from Africa. Many species of birds even have significant breeding populations here, making the area attractive at any time of year. April and May, or August and September are considered the bird migration highlights, and large flocks of geese can be seen in late autumn and winter.

The national park is also known for its unique landscape and diverse habitats: From the huge Lake Neusiedl with its broad reed bed to salt pans that periodically dry up, small sandy habitats, hay meadows, and pastures. The centuries-old cultural landscape nestling in the border area between the final foothills of the Alps and the Hungarian lowlands is tended to in a variety of ways: Some areas are even grazed by old domestic breeds or regularly mowed. Reed cutting helps to maintain structural diversity.

The national park and the surrounding communities are popular due to the hospitality of the people who live there and their warm welcomes. In the national park, experienced rangers answer visitors’ questions and concerns. The Illmitz National Park Center is the best starting point for explorations and guided tours.

The national park will wow you in many different ways – glorious sunrises and sunsets, the incredible vastness of the landscape, and a steady wind make every nature experience unique and help you forget everyday life. 

The national park is definitely worth more than just a visit – and not just because of the many hours of sunshine.

    Your visit to the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

    Professional guided tours or on your own: Adventures in the national park

    The best place to start a visit to the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park is the Illmitz National Park Center. You will find everything you need to know: Where to discover certain things, what you can currently see, and what you should bear in mind in the great outdoors. 

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    Animals at the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

    Known for its wide variety of birds and full of surprises

    The reed bed of Lake Neusiedl and the salt lakes are important resting places for migratory birds on their way to and from Africa.

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    A year at the National Park

    Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park throughout the year

    The national park has different highlights to offer in every season and every month. Due to fluctuating water levels and temperatures, the exact time and nature of events may vary, although they are by and large regular and predictable. 

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    Habitats at the Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

    A wide range of areas with many special features

    Lake Neusiedl extends to the last foothills of the Alps in the west: The Leitha Mountains and the Ödenburg Mountains, the highest point of which is an incredible 606 m above sea level.

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