Welcome to Seewinkel
The protected areas cannot be directly accessed by visitors, so to really get into the birdwatching you need a pair of binoculars. There are viewing stands along the way.
The park has its own information centre on the northern fringes of Illmitz, the Nationalparkhaus. It has a small display on the ecology and staff can tell you the best places to spot local wildlife.
The town of Illmitz, 4km from the lake, is surrounded by the national park and makes for a good base. Staff at its tourist office can provide information on the region. Arkadenweingut-Gästehaus is a lovely arcaded homestead in the centre of Illmitz.