Fertő-Hanság National Park
Fertő-Hanság National Park information
Lonely Planet review
The flat expanse of the Fertő-Hanság National Park begins almost at Sopron’s easterly border. Made up of reedy marshland and a slither of Lake Fertő (most of the lake lies in Austrian territory), the park is a paradise for birds, and therefore bird lovers. White egrets, godwits, great crested grebes and 50,000 wild geese – among many others – use the park as refuge, particularly during the migration months in spring and autumn. Due to its gently undulating landscape, Fertő-Hanság is also a favourite of (Austrian) cyclists who take advantage of the many cycle paths through the region and numerous inexpensive lodgings in the villages along the way. (Ask Sopron’s Tourinform for details of cycle paths).
By public transport, the best way to reach the park is to catch a bus to Fertőrákos (310Ft, 25 minutes, 14km, hourly) or else just cycle in.