Activities and Culture
Quality time at Lake Neusiedl
Pannonian all-inclusive holiday guaranteed.
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When I see the lake, I no longer need the sea.
The hit of the region is quite clearly Lake Neusiedl. Its impressive expanse of water vanishes into the horizon, and is surrounded by a unique natural backdrop of reeds, puszta and hills. The steppe lake is equally a wonderful place to indulge in sports. The Seebad in Neusiedl am See, just 1 km away, is a welcome place to go swimming and paddling during the hot summer. The local sailing school Neusiedl offers sailing and surfing courses for adults and children, as well as courses for the new trendy sport Stand Up Paddling. You can borrow the necessary equipment right at the certain location. In order to find your inner balance try out our yoga sessions on the lake grounds.
In wintertime, the lake draws you in, owing to its meditative charm. The silence and the broad perspective make it a wonderful place for a walk. When in winter the lake freezes over, it transforms into the largest ice rink in Austria, and beckons you for long walks on the ice or along the reeds. The best conditions are often the same for ice sailing.
Cycling through unspoilt nature
Do you seek unspoilt nature? In the Pannonian landscape, it is yet to be discovered! Simply get on your bike, and off you go! The bike paths are well-signposted and lead you to almost every corner of the region. Cycle through the familiar flat North Burgenland and enjoy the expanse of the Pannonian lowlands. The classic among the cycle paths is of course the one surrounding the lake. You start right in front of the hotel and circle the natural jewel. A complete circumnavigation of the lake will take you to Hungary over beautiful stretches of land, but can also be shortened by using one of the many bicycle ferries that cross the lake.
Your bike will be safely stored in our lockable parking area. There is a battery charging station for your e-bike. You don’t have your own bike with you? No problem, simply borrow a mobile stand in the hotel. On request, we can also arrange an e-bike from a partner company for you.
Hotel Wende is the ideal starting point for a run to wake up in the morning or to work out in the evening. Go for a stroll to the nearby lake, discover the surrounding vineyards or enjoy a panoramic view of the Leitha Mountains.These circuits are also great for nordic walking. Our guests receive 30% off the green fee.
The mild climate is ideal for practising the trendy sport golf from the middle of March to early November. Our partner company is located in Hainburg, nestled between the Braunsberg and Danube meadows. Our guests receive 30% on the green fee.
Experience a new sense of well-being taking a Segway tour through the Joiser vineyards. After a brief introduction, take the Segway to the most beautiful places in Jois, and experience nature’s special characteristics. Our partner company, OCT, will teach you how to use this trendy means of transportation.
The National Park Neusiedler See - Seewinkel
Sprawling meadows and pastures, unique salt ponds and an almost endless reed belt, not to mention the fascinating flora and fauna, make the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park so exceptional. It is one of the most important bird sanctuaries in Europe and home to many bird species.
Get to know the region from a different perspective by going for a horse-drawn carriage ride along Lake Neusiedl or through the national park. Experience world cultural heritage on the water during a boat tour by climbing aboard a tourist boat.
We would be happy to help you organise excursions, a carriage ride or a boat trip. An absolute highlight is the excursion with the rangers from St. Martins Therme at the National Park.
Out and About & Excursions
State capital Eisenstadt
Eisenstadt, Austria's smallest state capital, has a lot to offer: Joseph Haydn and the Esterhazy family are everywhere. You will be amazed by the Esterhazy Palace with its wonderful park, the mountain church, the wine museum and much more.
Take a walk through the romantic "Kellerviertel" and then sample the local wine in the House on Cellar Square (Kellerplatz). Learn interesting facts about the Turkish siege and stroll through the narrow streets of historic Purbach.
Old Town of Rust
In the old town of Rust you can sense the sophisticated flair that still surrounds the old fishing town. Historic alleys and picturesque squares keep the memory of bygone days alive.
Knoll Boat Trips
In the spring and summer months, daily round trip to the nature reserve with Knoll Boat Trips. Departure is at the lighthouse in Podersdorf (Please enquire about times Tel 02177 2431 or Tel. 06641317939)
Kutschenhof Gerhard Gangl
Carriage rides in the National Park Lake Neusiedl - Seewinkel with the Gangl family - possible in all weather conditions.
Family Park St. Margarethen
A world of fun and adventure: The Family Park St. Margarethen! Loads of attractions in the four themed worlds will make a visit to this, Austria's largest amusement park, unforgettable for the whole family.
The late medieval castle was built on a rock and can been seen from afar. Boredom definitely won’t set in – exhibitions, guided tours of the castle and a visit to the treasury are all well worth it.
Mönchhof Village Museum
Experience pure folk culture in the Mönchhof Village Museum with a journey into our region’s past. The 35 reconstructed buildings in the open air museum provide both young and old with many exciting impressions.
The spiritual power of the baroque basilica, "Maria auf der Haide," impresses guests from all over the world. The much visited pilgrimage church with its adjoining Franciscan monastery represents the spiritual and religious heart on the east bank of Lake Neusiedl.
Capital City of Vienna
Vienna is always worth a visit – its sights will amaze you. The Hapsburg's influences can still be seen everywhere: At Belvedere Palace, when taking a stroll through the extensive grounds of Schönbrunn Palace, or the city centre past St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Capuchin Crypt and the Hofburg.
The neighbouring city of Bratislava
It takes just half an hour to get to the capital city of Slovakia: Bratislava. Its old town with the castle is worth a trip.
Medieval town Hainburg
In the medieval city of Hainburg, you can see Europe’s largest medieval city gate, the Vienna Gate, and many more old and original buildings.
Prince Eugen's country estate in Marchfeld will fascinate both young and old! The magnificent Hof Palace with its unique baroque gardens, idyllic manor house and flora and fauna fascinate all who visit.
Parndorf Outlet Center
At the McArthurGlen Designer Outlet and the adjacent Parndorf Fashion Outlet you can find your favourite brands all year round and up to 70 percent cheaper. With the Fashion Passport you get an additional percentage off various designer brands.