Leithagebirge and Lake Neusiedl in Spring

Leithagebirge

Leithagebirge

Vineyards turns into oceans of blossoms of cherry trees. Be it pink or white, you can find them everywhere particularly the villages of Purbach, Winden, Donnerskirchen, Jois and Breitenbrunn. The so called ‘Cherry blossom trail’ can be discovered and explored by foot, on bikes, or even by car. Just choose your favourite way and going down the hillside church of Wehrkirche is one of the most spectacular way to see Donnerskirchen. As early as the early April til the mid-April, you get to see them and be sure to bring along with you a nice glass of red wine while enjoy the beauty of Austria in Spring.

Lake Wolfgang Wine Spring

What other ways to enjoy the finest Austrian wine during the springtime than to go to the Lake Wolfgang. Calling wine connoisseurs and wine lovers all over the world, check out the Rock Cellar and have an appreciation session of the extensive wine collection led by the Head Sommelier. From choosing an ideal accompanying wine for dinner to just simply wine tasting and degustation sessions. Spring guarantees a nice time while savoring these Austrian predominantly white wine made from single grape variety.

Lake Neusiedl

Lake Neusiedl/flickr

Lake Neusiedl/flickr

The second largest steppe lake (or closed drainage basin) in Central Europe, Lake Neusiedl is worth checking out in the Spring time. It is about 1120 square kilometers in area and about 36 kilometers long at about 1.8 meters deep. Besides its international acceptance as an IUCN Category II preserve, the Neusiedler See also enjoys protection by the Ramsar Convention. To see this special place, you must go around the lake and checking out those traces of human settlement long before the Neolithic period around 7th century BC. You can find people of the Hallstatt culture who lives through Roman times, Theodoric the Great, the Ostrogoths and the two special Roman villas near Fertorakos. You should also be highlighted to see the third century AD Mithras temple and the Illmitz, Weiden, Jois, Breitenbrunn, Podersdorf am See, Neusiedl am See and also Winden. There are the Punbach am Neusiedlersee, Oggau, Fertoboz, Fertoujlak, Donnerskirchen, Rust, Balf, Morbisch, Apetlon and last but not least, Podersdorf am See which is the market town – home to a windmill and lake. The lake corner ‘Seewinkel’ of this Sea of the Viennese is also a special sight, in particular if you like windsurfing, commercial fishing or sailing.

 

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