Burgenland - 56 Attractions You Must Visit
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Burgenland is the easternmost and least populous state of Austria. It consists of two statutory cities and seven rural districts. With 300 days of sunshine and a wide range of excursion destinations, Burgenland offers exciting experiences for the whole family. UNESCO World Heritage site Lake Neusiedl, castles, palaces, museums and impressive natural landscapes are just waiting to be discovered.
Types of Attractions in Burgenland
List of Attractions in Burgenland
The Geschriebenstein with 884 meters the highest mountain in Burgenland and western Hungary . It is the highest point of the Günser Mountains and the easternmost foothills of the Alps. Instead of a wooden tower, which the village of Güns had built in 1891 on the Geschriebenstein, the village of Rechnitz built the still preserved stone lookout tower in 1913 right on the state border. The initiator was the tax notary Ladislaus Gullner, the master builder was Josef Varga from Rechnitz.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
This beautiful lake located in Faludital on the southern slope of the Günser mountains on the outskirts of the market town of Rechnitz in the district of Oberwart in Burgenland. It is about 300 meters long, a hundred meters wide and a maximum of seven meters deep. The lake is fed by the Rechnitzbach , which rises from the Geschrittenstein . The entire bathing area has an area of more than five hectares.
Man-made Structures- Other
A wonderful panorama, informative sensory stations and impressive natural habitats can be experienced on the treetop path in Althodis. Located in the middle of the Geschrittenstein-Irottkö nature park and up to 20 meters above the ground, you can find out interesting facts about the local fauna and flora. The treetop path is designed to be completely barrier-free. An unobstructed view of the Hungarian province of Western Transdanubia opens up on eleven observation towers.
This is the only cave in Burgenland with finds of Ice Age cave fauna. The bear cave is located about three kilometers north of the village of Winden on the western slope of the Zeilerberg. It is about twenty meters above the street. It is a layered joint cavity . It was probably formed in the Pannonian as a surf cave of the Miocene Sea in limestone.
Brücke von Andau
The Andau Bridge is a small wooden bridge over the Einser Canal on the Austro - Hungarian border in Seewinkel near the village of Andau . It became famous when tens of thousands of people fled to Austria after the suppression of the Hungarian people's uprising. Until 1956, the bridge served the local farmers in the Seewinkel as an auxiliary bridge to reach their fields, which were often on both sides of the border. The bridge crosses the Einser Canal.
Man-made Structures- Other
The Ungerberg bunker system is a line of defense from the Cold War era , which was built in 1959/60 by the Austrian Armed Forces near the Bruckneudorf barracks . As one of the branches of the Army History Museum , the complex now serves as an open-air museum.
Güssing Castle was built in 1157 on the steep rock of an extinct volcanic cone. After several changes of ownership, the castle came into the possession of the Batthyány family in 1524. In the 16th and 17th centuries it was expanded into a fortress and was intended to serve as a bulwark - especially against the armies from the east. With the loss of its strategic importance, the castle was abandoned to decay in the 18th century.
Burg Schlaining is a castle in Stadtschlaining in the Austrian state of Burgenland. It is the location of the "Austrian Study Center for Peace and Conflict Resolution" founded in 1982 and has established itself over the past decades as an international competence center for peace research, education and practice. It is a historical and authentic arena of peace, where strategies for non-violent conflict resolution are developed and conveyed.
Burgruine Landsee is a castle ruin in the Austrian state of Burgenland. Burgruine Landsee is 537 metres above sea level. The castle was used as a location for Disney's The Three Musketeers starring Kiefer Sutherland, Charlie Sheen, Chris O'Donnell, and Oliver Platt. Today, families access the Castle’s keep called “Don Jon” via the large, preserved entrance gate, bridges and arcades. Its viewing platform offers children and their parents amazing 360-degree views of Central Burgenland.
Lake/ River/ Ponds
The Darscho is a salt varnish in the Austrian Seewinkel in Burgenland. The body of water is part of the UNESCO World Heritage area of the Fertő / Neusiedler See cultural landscape . Above all, various water birds, sandpipers, seagulls and herons can be observed here.  The remote, small steppe is also namesake of wines from the vineyards of the area.
The Village Museum Mönchhof is an open-air museum in Mönchhof in northern Burgenland . Established in 1990. It gives an insight into the everyday life of farmers and craftsmen in Heideboden from around 1890 to the late 1960s. Using around 35 buildings with workshops, work tools and furnishings, the village museum tries to bring back to life the everyday life of this time, which was largely characterized by agriculture.
Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt is one of the most beautiful baroque palaces in Austria and presents a fascinating view of the resplendent life once lived at the court of the Princes Esterházy. The architectural history of the building involves a transition from an actual medieval castle, built for defense, to a palace meant for comfort and ostentatious display.
The largest amusement park in Austria offers fun and adventure for the whole family on an area of 145,000 m². The family park in St. Margarethen is located in the middle of the natural Rust hill country and is a popular destination in the holiday region around Lake Neusiedl. 30 attractions in four lovingly designed themed worlds - the adventure castle, the fairy tale forest, the farm and the adventure island ensure a lot of variety and great driving fun at all ages.
Amber rock museum and serpentine grinding shop - a museum for the whole family, for tour groups and for school trips. Here you can see unique exhibits and rarities on more than 1000 m² exhibition area. It has Show mine and precious stones, Noble serpentine collection and so more to see.
A former Roman Catholic fortified church and was dedicated to St. Pancras and St. Consecrated to Aegidius . The former church is now almost exclusively used for museum and cultural purposes. It is located on a slight hill in the southwest part of Old Town. The building is surrounded by a church yard, which used to be a cemetery, and a defensive wall.
Forchtenstein Castle is a castle built in the late Middle Ages near the municipality of Forchtenstein in northern Burgenland, Austria. It is the only fortress in the region that was never captured during the Turkish Wars; thus the castle served as the treasury of the Esterházy princes, safeguarding all costly and precious possessions. This collection of family treasures can still be seen here today.
A privately founded open-air museum in 1976 in the municipality of Gerersdorf-Sulz in Burgenland. The visitors are introduced to the way of life of the farmers and craftsmen in this region back then, be it on an independent tour of the authentically furnished buildings or on a guided tour. In addition, the extensive information material provided explains the individual buildings.
1 Day Treks
The Grenzerfahrungsweg is a hiking trail for young and old. The experience-oriented stations take up historical, cultural and landscape conditions. You wander through a varied landscape, with plenty of rest areas, as well as smaller individual stations with picture and text boards.
Situated in a house dating from the early 18th century, this museum dedicated to Haydn was where the great composer lived from 1766 to 1778. Probably one for Haydn fans only, the collection offers an insight into his private life and has reconstructed rooms with furniture from the era. Original portraits cover the walls, and there are some rare exhibits such as a fortepiano that was made in Eisenstadt.
Map of attractions in Burgenland
For more information about Burgenland, visit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burgenland