The Neusiedlersee, also Neusiedler See near Vienna

Radweg Neusiedlersee, attractions and swimming spots at the “Sea of the Viennese”

Neusiedlersee, also known as Lake Neusiedl, means endless expanses, sunny cosiness and a wonderful natural paradise. He is the only steppe lake in Europe. Lake and region offer countless recreational opportunities. The lake itself quickly warms up due to the shallow water and offers a wonderful swimming experience. Water sports enthusiasts can also go sailing, kitesurfing and much more. It is also surrounded by the World Heritage region in Burgenland, which is known as a wine and cultural region.

For example, a bike tour offers a trip to the St. Margarethen Opera Festival or a trip to the Haydn Festival in Eisenstadt. Whether families, seniors, sports enthusiasts or connoisseurs: the Neusiedler See region offers relaxation for everyone.

Abendstimmung mit Leuchtturm an der Küste des Neusiedlersees
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Bathing possibilities lake Burgenland

The Neusiedler See is home to seven seaside resorts, which extend around the lake from Mörbisch to Illmitz. Here families can spend the whole day bathing fun: playgrounds and swimming islands, beach and lawns provide a wonderful swimming pleasure. In addition, there are numerous water sports.

In addition to stand-up paddling and canoeing, you can also sail and kitesurf. Thanks to the warm water, the surfing season starts in April. Numerous rentals provide the corresponding offer. In addition, the warm, dry summer comes: Around 2,000 hours of sunshine per year attract visitors with a bathing guarantee.

Bike path Neusiedlersee

If you have bathed enough, you can use the extensive leisure facilities around the lake: the hilly wine country invites you to bike rides and other excursions. So the lake is surrounded by a 970km wide cycle path network, the bike path Neusiedlersee. On a distance of 125 km, of which 41.5 km on the Hungarian side, the Neusiedler See cycle path leads around the Steppensee. The start of the tour is in Neusiedl am See, a public journey is therefore possible.

Further activities around the Lake Neusiedl

For example, the Familypark near the lake offers a special experience with numerous attractions such as roller coasters, farm, fairytale forest and water playground. Especially relaxing is the St. Martins Therme on the lakeside, one of the spas near Vienna, where you can relax for a day.

The cultural highlights can be found in the towns of Eisenstadt, St. Margarethen and Mörbisch. In addition to wonderful wine tastings, visitors can admire Lake, Haydn, and Opera festivals. If all this is too small, you can simply plan a day trip to Vienna.

For the pure nature experience are not only bike tours, but also horseback riding or hiking. The extraordinary flora and fauna around the lake invite to long walks or rides in the steppe. The most impressive natural experience is the Seewinkel National Park.

How to get to Neusiedler See

By public transport, the best way to reach the lake is from Vienna’s main railway station. There the regional trains of the ÖBB travel to Neusiedl am See, which lies at the northern end of the lake. The journey takes about 40 minutes and trains run every hour. The bike ride is usually possible and the trains also continue to Eisenstadt. There and around Eisenstadt there are other attractions in Burgenland.