The National Park Lake Neusiedl is considered one of the most important bird sanctuaries in Europe. About 300 species of birds feel at home in a vast area of ​​reeds, saline pools and swampy meadows.

The steppe lake itself is located at the lowest point of the 'Kleine Ungarische Tiefebene' (Little Hungarian Plain) in an endorheic pan. Today, the lake basin covers an area of ​​approximately 320 square kilometres, 180 of which are attributable to the reed belt.

The national park was founded in 1993 and attracts thousands of visitors every year with its dense network of roads and its optimal infrastructure. The birds and wildlife can be easily observed from one of the lookout points.

The National Park Information Centre in Illmitz is open all year round. It is the contact point for visitors interested in nature, as well as acting as an exhibition and event centre. Here excursions are offered, information exchanged and exhibitions or lectures attended.


Nationalpark Neusiedler See-Seewinkel
Informationszentrum & Ökopädagogikzentrum
A-7142 Illmitz

Tel.: +43 2175 3442