Holidays on lake Neusiedler See
Lake Neusiedler See, also known as Vienna's sea, makes a true paradise for water sport fans of all ages. Sailing, kite surfing, stand-up paddling, canoeing or swimming rank among the favorite activities. Thanks to the mild climate and the pleasant water temperature, the wind surfing season starts already in April. Seven lakeside beaches - located between Mörbisch and Illmitz around Austria's biggest lake – offer shady lawns, large sunbathing areas, child activity zones, playgrounds, swimming islands and many more highlights for the whole family. Since the Pannonian summers are extremely dry and warm, the region lends itself to outstanding nature exploration along the wine theme trails. Be it walking, cycling, playing golf or horseback riding – a wonderful holiday on lake Neusiedler See creates memories that will stay with you forever. Nearby St. Martins Therme spa center is a great bad weather alternative.
Pannonian summer full of sports and pleasant days
Close your eyes and enjoy floating in the pleasant water. Feel the power of the winds while sailing on a boat or improve your skills in a canoe boat. Summer on lake Neusieedler See has so many facets for both active vacationers and those in search of rest and relaxation. Water sport fans will love wind surfing, sailing and kite surfing. Nature explorers get together on wonderful theme trails just perfect to discover the region's varied fauna and flora in Europe's westernmost steppe lake. Endless sunbathing hours are guaranteed at the local swimming baths and lakeside beaches.
An absolute must-do is a cycling tour on the popular Neusiedler See cycle way. Horseback riding aficionados will find splendid routes amid the picturesque Seewinkel national park, leading past vineyards, grazing sheep and albino donkeys. Camping on lake Neusiedler See has its own special flair but there are also heaps of nice guesthouses, B&Bs and hotels for all budgets. With some 2000 sunshine hours per year, the Neusiedler See holiday region promises wonderful summer days amid vineyards and grapes. Some of the finest wines can be found here as well, accompanied by mouth-watering delicacies of the Pannonian cuisine. Wine lovers are strongly recommended to visit the village of Rust.
Slow down – Relax & unwind on lake Neusiedler See
In the course of December, lake Neusiedler See is covered with a thick layer of ice: welcome to central Europe's biggest natural ice skating rink! Leave your surf board at home and bring your skates or try ice surfing and ice sailing. Great fun and action for all ages guaranteed. Cross-country skiing enthusiasts enjoy a 15 kilometer long Nordic track which is perfectly groomed all winter. Right at the beginning of the cold season you can watch the graylag geese pass by – up to 30,000 Nordic geese spend the whole winter in the Seewinkel national park, depending on the weather conditions. After a cold winter day in the outdoors, you are warmly welcome to the St. Martins Therme spa center offering marvelous sauna parlors and thermal pools with healing thermal water. Ultimate relaxation during your winter holiday on lake Neusiedler See also awaits you at the Marienkron Kneipp center or on a pleasant guided hike through the Seewinkel national park.