The state of Burgenland is the eastern most state of Austria. Burgenland borders lower Austria and Slovakia in the north, Styria in the south west, Hungary in the east and a small bit of Slovenia in the south. The largest city is Eisenstadt and this is also the capital city of the state. Burgenland is a narrow and elongated state which you can separate between the low land around lake Neusiedl and the foothills of the alps in the south.
The State is divided in 3 geographical areas. Northern part, where you can find Eisenstadt, Neusiedl lake and the low lands. Central Burgenland, where you can find highest point of the state at 884 meters high and southern part. Here you find hilly terrain with hills to 400 meters high. The southern part is dominated by the Raab river.
Burgenland is very agricultural and together with lower Austria and Styria it forms he most important wine growing region of Austria. besides agriculture summer tourism plays another large part in the economy of Burgenland. Year after year the amount of tourists that visit this region of Austria is growing but due to the lack of mountains and ski resorts winter tourism is almost non excited.
Must see sights:
Eisenstadt, the capital of Burgenland with only about 15.000 inhabitants is more lake a town. Houses some nice sights to see and is nice as a base for a weekend or midweek of Burgenland.
Lakes to visit:
Neusiedl lake, rent a boat and cross the lake, walk or bike around the lake side and enjoy the summer weather. Lake Neusiedlersee is also a paradise for windsurfers and kite boarders with the wind blowing across the lake regularly
Other sights to visit:
Fochtenstein castle, a nice medieval castle to visit and take a castle tour.
Family park Neusiedlersee, this family park attracts over visitors each year and is perfect for a day out with your kids or grandkids
Biking trails, Burgenland is the perfect location for a bike holiday. Take your bike and head out over the countryside. With over 5000 km of biking lanes it is a real bicyclists paradise.
Esterhazy palace, this palace and its impressive architecture are nice destination to visit on your biking tour. Esterhazy palace is located in Eisenstadt.