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Neusiedler See-Seewinkel National Park

A national park is not a zoo

The size of a national park alone makes it impossible to fence it in as a whole or in parts. But because many national parks have smaller enclosure zones - with different objectives such as species protection or area management - some visitors get the impression of a zoo. However, the question about the entrance gate, the ticket office or opening hours is only asked by some Sunday excursionists.




Almost all parts of the preservation zone in the National Park can be reached by car.Güterwege und Feldwege sind größtenteils für den Autoverkehr (ausgenommen Anrainer) geschlossen, einige wenige dürfen auch mit dem Fahrrad nicht verwendet werden. Don't forget binoculars!The open landscape of the Seewinkel with its lakes and meadow areas facilitates the observation of rare animal species in their natural habitats. However, the sometimes long distances should not be underestimated, so you should never be out and about without binoculars, or better still, a spotting scope.

What else you should know

A first impression of the landscape can also be gained during a day trip, a horse-drawn carriage ride, a bicycle tour or a walk. Most of the paths around the protected areas in the National Park are tarred or well paved - so special hiking boots or even boots are not necessary to explore the habitats in the Seewinkel. In contrast to inaccessible habitats in the high mountains or in bodies of water, those in the Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park could be walked on without any problems.In order to avoid any unnecessary disturbance, it is therefore forbidden to enter meadows, lakes and reeds.Eight national park area wardens supervise the network of paths in the conservation zone of the national park. The same trail regulations also apply to the Fertö-Hanság National Park in Hungary. There is also no special permission or access permit for professional photographers, camera teams, students or scientists.