Neusiedl Lake (Neusiedler See) is divided between Burgenland, Austria and Transdanubia, Hungary. It is the second largest lake of Hungary after Balaton and the largest in Austria (except of Lake Constance of which a small portion belongs to Austria). Neusiedl Lake has been nominated on the UNESCO World Heritage List as a cultural landscape for its unique representation of human landscape shaping over a long period of time. The traditional agricultural practices around the lake, many of which persist today, had a profound impact on the region's ecology. The area is rural and attracts visitors enjoying the natural landscape as well as the historic towns surrounding it.
Seewinkel - a national park where you can enjoy the local fauna and see witness some examples of the traditional rural way of life. The park is shared by Austria and Hungary. Fertőd - Esterhazy's main residence is a magnificent castle.
Rail lines exist all around the lake on both Austrian and Hungarian shore, however, they lead mostly some kilometers off the shore. There are trains running hourly (every 30 minutes in rush hour) from Vienna via Bruck an der Leitha to Neusiedl am See where they are split. The front part continues along the Western shore via Eisenstadt to Wulkaprodersdorf, while the rear part continues along the Eastern shore to Pamhagen and partly beyond to Fertöszentmiklós with links to Sopron, Györ and Budapest. Sopron can also be reached from Vienna directly via Ebenfurth and Wulkaprodersdorf. The area close to the lake, however, is rural and there is no good network of public transport. Buses connect for example Mörbisch and Rust with Eisenstadt on weekdays almost hourly (and sometimes also to and from Vienna), but less frequently on weekends (just four times on Sundays) and the last connection is at 7 pm.
In summer Neusiedl Lake is known for swimming.