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Breitenbrunn on Lake Neusiedl lies in the middle of a natural paradise, at the transition from the easternmost foothills of the Central Alps and the most western steppe lake in Europe, in the heart of the World Heritage Natural Park Lake Neusiedl Leitha Mountains. Walkers, hikers and cyclists discover new flora and fauna with an open view, in a constantly changing seasonal picture. This region, in which Breitenbrunn lies, has received five national and international awards. As World Cultural Heritage, Natura 2000 area, Ramsar area, Biosphere reserve and Nature park.

  • The Leitha Mountains

    The gently sloping slopes of the Leitha Mountains lie at the transition from the Alps to the Little Hungarian Plain. On a comparatively small area you will find an extraordinary variety of plant and animal species.   The natural and cultural landscape merges smoothly and consists...  more

  • The dry grassland "Thenau"

    The most beautiful dry grassland (willow) over Leitha lime is the Breitenbrunner Thenau Riegel. With an area of 50 hectares it is one of the largest dry grasslands in Burgenland and was declared a Nature reserve in 1979.   Such rough grasslands as islands of great closeness to...  more

  • The salt marshes

    The salt-influenced open habitats such as the lakeside meadows near Breitenbrunn in the vicinity of lake Neusiedl have come into existence due to the soil and climatic conditions in the region. As one of the few remaining salt marshes on the western shore of Lake Neusiedl, these areas...  more

  • The reed belt

    The lake is almost completely surrounded by a reed belt and so it forms the habitat of the unique fauna of this region. Moreover, the continuous reed is the largest reed area in Europe after the Danube delta. The reed belt is an essential part of the Neusiedler See Biosphere Reserve...  more

  • Lake of Neusiedl

    Lake Neusiedl is the westernmost steppe lake in Europe and at the same time the largest lake in Austria. The total area of the lake, including the reed belt, today is about 320 km², of which about 4/5 are located on Austrian and 1/5 on Hungarian territory. In addition to its role...  more