Autumn trip in Austria's capital
Culture in Burgenland and Vienna
The centre of Vienna, one of Europe's most interesting cities when it comes to culture, is only one hour away. Autumn especially, with some grey rainy days or on one of the summer's last warm days, offers perfect opportunities for a day at the museums, a city walk, a shopping tour or a visit at one of the concerts.
Perfect for rainy days
Lake Neusiedl is considered to be one of Austria's sunniest regions (around 300 days of sun per year), but of course there can be some rainy days in autumn. If you don't wish to retreat to Das Schmidt Private Hotel's tranquility with a good book on days like these, then we recommend a trip to Vienna, the Danube metropolis. At the many museums, galleries, sacral buildings, concert halls and shopping streets you can come across some of art history's most important paintings, experience the worldwide appreciated classical concert scene or shop in the finest boutiques. A trip that is definitely worth the journey.
Vienna – outdoors
On sunny days a visit to Schönbrunn Palace is definitely worth while; it's only a couple of tube stations away form the centre. Here in the huge park in the middle of the city you will not only find the palace and Gloriette, that you can already see from afar, but also the world's oldest zoo right next to it. Walks through the city are also definitely recommendable. For instance on Ringstraße, which became Europe's most beautiful street in the second half of the 19th century and was built in the most lavish kind of way: palaces, museums, churches, government buildings, famous Stadtpark, even the town hall and the state opera house were built around the same time. Emperor Franz Joseph I wanted to really set an example. Most of the stones used for the construction of Ringstraße and its buildings were supplied by the Roman stone quarry in St. Margarethen, which is also worth a visit and only 10 minutes away from your Das Schmidt Private Hotel.
Eisenstadt – Esterhazy and Haydn
Close to Lake Neusiedl you will find historical and cultural highlights. You should definitely not miss out on Esterhazy Palace in nearby Eisenstadt during your holiday. And fans of classical music can walk on Joseph Haydn's traces while they are there.
Bratislava – Slovakia's capital
There are no other two capitals in Europe that are located so closely together like Vienna and Bratislava. From Mörbisch it is only a 1-hour drive and well worth the journey. A walk through the history-steeped old town and up to the city's landmark, the fortress with its stunning views. A bus will also take you up to this viewing point, where you will see over three countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia). Afterwards you should not miss out on a visit at a typically Slovakian inn with sauerkraut soup, Bryndza-pierogies and other specialties.
Sopron – almost Burgenland's capital
Sopron can also tell you a thing or two about history. In World War I it was supposed to become Burgenland's capital, but the majority of the population went with Hungary instead. The university city unfolds its very unique charm with a gorgeous old town and a symbiosis of Austrian and Hungarian culture – and it's only a 20-minute drive away.
Get even more cultural tips for autumn days directly at our Das Schmidt Private Hotel. Just send us a no obligation holiday enquiry and we will prepare an individual offer for your holiday on Lake Neusiedl.