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South Burgenland – a model region for promoting renewable energy

The Eco-Energy bike path
The Eco-Energy bike path

Energy production should be as green as the hills of Burgenland – and this is why the Eco-Energyland model region programme was launched. The programme brings together 18 communities in the districts of Güssing and Oberwart which are committed to achieving energy self-sufficiency. Visitors to the Eco-Energyland communities can visit the energy plants and enjoy a package of nature, idyllic vineyards and cultural sights such as the Güssing fortress and Heiligenbrunn wine cellars.

Tours of the energy plantsn

Interested visitors can take part in one of the many demonstrations in the Eco-Energyland as part of a guided tour. A district heating plant, biogas plant or globally unique biomass power station in Güssing are just some of the fascinating plants which have been developed in collaboration with the European Centre for Renewable Energy. And many of others are in the planning stages.

On foot or by bike through the land of green energy

The Eco-Energy runs along a 125 km circular route through the south-east corner of Burgenland. The route is equipped with an info guidance system and can also be completed in stages. The route is dotted with model eco plants and eco energy stations providing information about the issue of renewable energy and its use in the region. Prize-winning wooden architecture also accompanies the route.  The symbol of the initiative is a green droplet which can be found at many points along the edge of the route embedded in wooden sculptures.

E-bikes can be hired from the Hotel Larimar. There are also e-bike charging points in Güssing, Heiligenbrunn and Hagensdorf.

The Eco-Energyland can be explored on foot on one of the numerous circular trails such as the Ec-Energy trail which runs past district heating plants or through the magnificent Clusius Nature Park.

Recharge your batteries with a walk through the magnificent nature of Burgenland or a treatment in the Larimar Spa – or both! If you fancy a holiday in Stegersbach in Burgenland, send a non-binding enquiry now to the Hotel & Spa Larimar. Our team of employees will send you an impressive holiday offer straight back!

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