Nationalpark Neusiedlersee, Austria

22 May 2020

A long walk through the Neusiedlersee national park, from Illmitz to Podersdorf. With many salt lakes (mostly dry this time of year), and rich in birdlife.

The first salt lake, just outside of Illmitz.

A little falcon.

One of the few salt lakes that still had some water.

And pretty birds.

A large viewing platform.

With views over the Neusiedlersee.

At my lunch spot. I was not the only hungry one.

Just before arriving in Podersdorf, I managed to capture some beautiful pheasants.

Finally arriving in Podersdorf, along the lake.

And with its pretty lighthouse.

A panoramic view of one of the (dry) salt lakes.

And a panoramic view of the Neusiedlersee (scroll right to see it all).

Map and additional information

GPS track NeusiedlerSee.gpx
Trailhead coordinates 47.762089, 16.802126
Length & cumulative elevation 15.5km, +/-0m
Public transport Train to/from Neusiedl am See, then bus 290 to Illmitz and back from Podersdorf.
Useful websites
Remarks This is really mostly a cycling area. When hiking, most of the way the only option is to walk along the cycling path. But worth it when not too busy (i.e., early or late in the season).

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All images © 2020 Wim Hordijk