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Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape

Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is a cross-border UNESCO World Heritage. Only a small part of the Neusiedlersee is located in Hungary, the largest part of the Neusiedlersee is located in Austria. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is situated on the crossroads of several cultures and climatic zones and represents an important example of the culture and nature of the region. The Neusiedlersee is surrounded by the unique nature of the Pannonian Plain. The Neusiedlersee (Neusiedler Lake) is one of the largest steppe lakes in Europe. The Neusiedlersee is surrounded by a large wetland area with reedlands and ponds. The landscape is home to an unique flora and fauna. Along the shores of the Neusiedlersee are situated many small picturesque villages, farmhouses and palaces, surrounded by woods, steppes, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape gained status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001. World Heritage Art: The Reeds of the Neusiedler See

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Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A draw well in front of a tiny house built in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style in the...

Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A draw well in front of a tiny house built in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style in the village of Apetlon. Apetlon is situated on the eastern shores of the Neusiedlersee in Austria, close to the Hungarian border. The cultural landscape around the Fertö / Neusiedlersee has an unique rural architecture. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  1. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A draw well in front of a tiny house built in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style in the...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A draw well in front of a tiny house built in the South Bohemian Folk Baroque style in the village of Apetlon. Apetlon is situated on the eastern shores of the Neusiedlersee in Austria, close to the Hungarian border. The cultural landscape around the Fertö / Neusiedlersee has an unique rural architecture. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  2. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is a cross-border UNESCO World Heritage. Fertö is the Hungarian name and Neusiedlersee is...

    The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is a cross-border UNESCO World Heritage. Fertö is the Hungarian name and Neusiedlersee is the German name for the lake. The largest part of the Neusiedlersee is situated in Austria, only a small part is situated in Hungary. The Neusiedlersee is one of the largest steppe lakes in Europe. The Neusiedlersee is surrounded by wetland area with reeds and ponds and is home to an unique flora and fauna.

  3. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Austrian village of Rust is located on the western shores of the Neusiedler Lake...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Austrian village of Rust is located on the western shores of the Neusiedler Lake (Neusiedlersee). Along the shores of the lake are numerous small villages, farmhouses and palaces, surrounded by woods, steppe areas, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The streets of Rust are paved with cobblestones, the buildings are very colourful. Atop nearly every chimney is the nest of a stork. The Austrian Wine Academy is situated in Rust.

  4. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydn Church at Eisenstadt in Austria is also known as the Bergkirche. The church houses the...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydn Church at Eisenstadt in Austria is also known as the Bergkirche. The church houses the organ on which the Austrian composer Joseph Haydn used to play himself. The Haydn Church is a calvary church. A long pathway depicts the stages of the Passion of Jesus Christ. A small spiral staircase outside the church is leading up to the small chapel on top of the roof.

  5. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydn Mausoleum in Eisenstadt, Austria. Haydn spent about thirty years in Eisenstadt working...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydn Mausoleum in Eisenstadt, Austria. Haydn spent about thirty years in Eisenstadt working for the Esterházy family as the court composer and conductor. Joseph Haydn is buried in the Haydn Church in Eisenstadt. The Haydn Church is also known as the Bergkirche. Eisenstadt once was the seat of the Esterházy family, a wealthy Hungarian noble family. 

  6. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, located near the Neusiedlersee and the Hungarian border....

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt, located near the Neusiedlersee and the Hungarian border. Joseph Haydn lived in Eisenstadt, he was the court composer and conductor for the Esterházy family. Haydn was the composer of the tune for the German national anthem, it was originally written in honor of  Emperor Franz II of Austria, the anthem was played for the first time in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt in 1797.

  7. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydnsaal in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt. The Haydnsaal is the most famous...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Haydnsaal in the Esterházy Palace in Eisenstadt. The Haydnsaal is the most famous room of the palace. The German national anthem, originally composed in honor of the emperor of Austria, was played for the first time in this room of the Esterházy Palace. The palace was one of the summer palaces of the Esterházy family. It was built in the 13th century and in the 18th century converted into a Baroque palace.

  8. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A small shepherd's hut made of reeds next to a draw well in the Seewinkel, near the...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: A small shepherd's hut made of reeds next to a draw well in the Seewinkel, near the shore of the Neusiedlersee in Austria. The hut and draw well are typical for the Pannonian Plain. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape is situated on the crossroads of several cultures and climatic zones and represents a great example of the culture and nature of the region.

  9. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: Most of the Neusiedlersee is surrounded by reeds. The reeds serve as a habitat for wildlife. The...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: Most of the Neusiedlersee is surrounded by reeds. The reeds serve as a habitat for wildlife. The Neusiedlersee is an important breeding area and a resting place for migratory birds. The reeds are harvested in winter. Nearly all of the reeds are exported, most of it to the Netherlands. The reed belt of the Neusiedlersee is the second largest reed belt in Europe, the reed belt of the Danube delta is the largest.

  10. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape:  The Seewinkel is situated in a bend on the east side of the Neusiedlersee. The Seewinkel is...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape:  The Seewinkel is situated in a bend on the east side of the Neusiedlersee. The Seewinkel is part of the National Park Neusiedlersee-Seewinkel. The landscape around the Neusiedlersee and Seewinkel is a mixture of woods, steppes, vineyards and fields of sunflowers. The Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2001.

  11. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Neusiedlersee is surrounded by the nature of the Pannonian Plain, also known as the...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Neusiedlersee is surrounded by the nature of the Pannonian Plain, also known as the Carpathian Basin. The Neusiedlersee and the Seewinkel are renowned for their rich birdlife, 341 bird species were recorded around the lake, such as the great tit and the wren. In spring and autumn, the Neusiedlersee is a favorite location to observe migratory birds,

  12. Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape - Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Türkentor in Purbach am Neusiedlersee. The Türkentor, the Turkish Gate, is a...

    Fertö / Neusiedlersee Cultural Landscape: The Türkentor in Purbach am Neusiedlersee. The Türkentor, the Turkish Gate, is a remainder of the Turkish threat in the 16th and 17th centuries. Purbach am Neusiedlersee is a small town on the western shore of the Neusiedlersee in Austria. It lies close to Eisenstadt. Purbach am Neusiedlersee is well known for its viticulture. The town is separated from the lake by a vast reed belt.