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Federal Province in the easternmost part of the country is also
a popular tourist destination. The wooded hills in the south of
the region form the foothills of the Austrian Alps.
The northeast largely consists of expanses of the Central European
Plain. The mild climate is especially well suited for the cultivation
The Esterhazy Palace, the Cathedral and the composer
Haydn’s house and now a museum, as well as
the Burgenländische Museum, the Berg and the
Franciscan churches are also well worth a visit. A thoughtful atmosphere
lies over the Jewish Cemetery and the area of the
former Jewish Ghetto.
The Neusiedler-Seewinkle National Park was Austria’s
first World Conservation Union approved national park, situated
in the area where the Austrian Alps meet the Euro-Asiatic (pannonishe)
Plains. Neusiedl am See’s Local History Museum
is attractive, and Mörbisch, on Neusiedl Lake,
hosts an important annual operetta festival. Raiding is the birthplace
of Franz Liszt. Passion plays are staged every
five years in St Margarethen. Bad Tatzmannsdorf
is one of Austria’s important spa centres. Storks return each
year to nest in the chimneys at the wine-making centre of Rust.