The Burgenland, which literally translates to “Land of Castles,” is Austria’s youngest province and might challenge your notion of what an alpine country can look like. In place of the jagged mountain ranges of the west, you will find a much softer landscape here, in a region that has a distinctly Mediterranean touch to it. The sun-soaked plains of the Burgenland produce many of the distinguished bouquets that are carefully stocked away in Austria’s wine-cellars. The Burgenland is a place of indulgence and enjoyment - of a simpler way of life. Pay a visit to lake Neusiedl, which is only 6 feet deep, but spans across an impressive 122 square miles.
Croatians, Hungarians, Roma, and Austrians all live within the borders of Austria’s small region Burgenland. Get to experience their many customs and traditions at culinary festivals, music events and folk festivals. What a treat!