Lake Neusiedl (Fertő)

Lake Neusiedl or Fertő (Hungarian) is the largest endorheic lake (closed drainage basin) in Central Europe, straddling the Austrian–Hungarian border. The lake covers 315 km² and is no more than 1.8 m deep.

We arrived at the bank of Lake Neusiedl (Fertő) from Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park.

We arrived at the bank of Lake Neusiedl (Fertő) from Pan-European Picnic Memorial Park.

Most of the lake is surrounded by reeds which serve as a home for animals.

Reed bushes surround the lake.

Reed bushes surround the lake.

Lake Neusiedl and its surrounding areas enjoy protection through the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.

The lake is an important resting place for migratory birds.

The lake is an important resting place for migratory birds.

The reeds serve a double purpose, one ecological (removal of the bulk of organic matter that would otherwise decay in the lake) and one economic (the reed is sold for various purposes, mostly related to construction and housing).

The roof of the house is built with reed.

The roof of the house is built with reed.

In 2001 the national parks in Austria and Hungary were together accepted as a World Heritage Site.

World Heritage Site

World Heritage Site Lake Neusiedl

You can enjoy pleasure boats and yachting in the lake.

Drescher Line Sétahajózás (Drescher Line Coastal Cruise)

Drescher Line Sétahajózás (Drescher Line Coastal Cruise)

Drescher Line Sétahajózás (Drescher Shipping Company) has offered cruising, regular boat service for decades. (Photographs are from the brochure.)

Drescher Line Sétahajózás (Drescher Shipping Company) has offered cruising, regular boat service for decades. (Photographs are from the brochure.)

Locals enjoy boating on the lake on holidays.

Locals enjoy boating on the lake on holidays.

It would be time to leave here. Where are we going? She will decide on it.

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