Lake Fertő Hungary
Photo: By Lutz Fischer-Lamprecht (Own work) CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Fertő is Central Europe’s third-biggest lake, and its neighbourhood and environment are charming so it can be ideal for everybody to relax after the hard months of the coronavirus epidemic. collected the wonders that await there.

Lake Fertő (Neusiedler See in German) is a shallow pond in the Austrian-Hungarian border. It is a member of UNESCO’s World Heritage list and though its surface is continually changing we can say that there are more than 300 square kilometres of water there to enjoy – reported.

The length of the lake is 36 kilometres while its width is between 7 and 15 kilometres. 60-70 pc of its surface belongs today to Austria (Burgenland) while the rest is in Hungary, in Győr-Moson-Sopron county. The average depth of the lake is 0.7 metres, but its water contains lots of salt and

the mud underneath is curative. 

Interestingly, most of the lake is covered by reed with a rate of almost 80 pc in Hungary. For those who love cycling, Fertő is a perfect choice since there is an excellent asphalt path along the lake.

Lake Fertő is part of the Neusiedler See – Seewinkel (1992) and the Fertő–Hanság (1991) national parks because it has a vibrant flora, fauna and wildlife. Furthermore, there are more than 340 bird species, for example, scoopers, avocets, eagles, reedlings, bluethroats and nightingales.

There are many visitor centres along the lake, for example, in Sarród-Fertőújlak, Kócsagvár and Öntésmajor.

But why is it worth to visit the lake and its neighbourhood?

  • Apart from the natural beauties and thanks to the unique microclimate of the lake, the wine region of Sopron is just a couple of kilometres away.
  • Sopron itself is also worth a visit. Its quality restaurants, museums, beautiful downtown attract many tourists every year.
  • Fertőd is a jewel in the region with the fantastic Esterházy palace built in Baroque style. Joseph Haydn lived there for more than 20 years.
  • Kismarton (Eisenstadt) is today in Austria and also has a charming palace built by the Esterházy family.


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