The contact point Neusiedl/See
Contact Point Manager
Manfred Hafner, Phone +43 699 11089486, Email email@example.com
Deputy Contact Manager
Manfred Hafner, Phone +43 59133 1141, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
7142 Illmitz, Apetloner Street 33
District Police Command
A-7100 Neusiedl am See, Untere Hauptstraße 49
The Eisenstadt area has an estimated population of 58,981 (as of 01.01.2018).
27 municipalities (largest district in Burgenland)
Sights and attractions
Basilica Frauenkirchen, Halbturn Castle, Kittsee Castle, windmill in Podersdorf/See, Neusiedler See National Park - Seewinkel
The district Neusiedl am See is the northernmost district of Burgenland and borders in the north on the Slovak Republic and in the east and south on Hungary. Lake Neusiedl forms a natural border with an area of 285 km² (including the reed belt).
Tourism and climate
From time immemorial, the district of Neusiedl am See has been a guarantor of productive agriculture due to the favourable climatic conditions of Lake Neusiedl, especially in the area of viticulture. Through the cultivation and marketing of high-quality white wines, winegrowers from the eastern region of Lake Neusiedl, and especially from the villages of Illmitz and Gols, achieved world fame.
In the 70s, tourism, especially with tourists from Germany, made its way into the district and an economic boom began on the eastern shore of Lake Neusiedl. The village of Podersdorf am See, with its immediate lakeside location and only reed-free beach, was particularly outstanding. In 1993, the internationally recognized Neusiedler See - Seewinkel National Park was opened, which also extended the holiday season to spring and autumn.
History, economy, cycle paths
The flat, well-developed cycle paths through the entire district have boosted cycling tourism in recent years.
The economy has always been geared to the needs of the district, partly because of the border with the Eastern Bloc. Only since the opening of the Eastern Bloc and the accession to the EU did the district experience an economic upswing due to its proximity to the border. International corporations settled along the east motorway (A 4) in the area of the Parndorf and Neusiedl am See nodes.
At the end of the 1990s the largest shopping centre in Central Europe, the "Designer Outlet Center", was opened in Parndorf. In the meantime it has been enlarged 3 times and now comprises more than 150 shops.
Historical and cultural landmarks of the district are the famous baroque castles Kittsee and Halbturn, as well as the pilgrimage church (Basilika, "Maria auf der Heide") in Frauenkirchen, which has been famous since 1335.
Among the best-attended events are the traditional Golser Volksfest, a wine, economic and cultural show with over 100,000 guests annually, and the "NOVAROCK" music festival on the fields in front of Nickelsdorf, which has been held for several years, with around 70,000 music-loving listeners.