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National Park


The Lake Neusiedl-Seewinkel National Park covers an area of 9700 hectares. In one of the five protection zones, Waasen – Hanság, which lies around Andau and the neighbouring village of Tadten, particular attention is paid to the protection of the endangered great bustard.


Many other species of birds are also to be found here: quail, European curlew, short-eared owl, stonechat and red-backed shrike, as well as rare plants like marsh orchids and purple moor-grass. Rough-legged buzzards, hen harriers, merlins and sea-eagles can be seen in winter.

The National Park visitor centre lies 20km away from Andau on the northern edge of the village of Illmitz. It contains a central information centre and is the basis for the most comprehensive programme in the National Park. It can be reached at +43 2175 3442.