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Excursions in and around Burgenland

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Experience history, culture and cuisine

Köszég in Hungary
Take a trip to Hungary

Spend a day or a few hours of your holiday away from the Larimar thermal spa hotel and create some unforgettable memories of our holiday region. Whether you visit one of the many castles in Burgenland or Styria, take a tour of the farm shops and markets or enjoy a sightseeing tour to one of the nearby towns in Hungary. A visit is always worthwhile!

Fortresses and castles

Burgenland is home to more old fortresses and picturesque castles than almost any other region. Güssing Fortress, the oldest fortress in Burgenland, houses innumerable cultural properties and is the venue of the yearly summer festival. If you cross the border to Styria, you can visit Riegersburg fortress which offers falconry displays and changing exhibitions, and Herberstein garden castle with its parks, the zoo and the nature park. On Schlaining castle you can find the European Peace Museum. These castles and fortresses are only a few of many in the south-east region of Austria. Discover lots of secrets from the past and set off in search of the history of the knights and lords who once lived here.

Excursions to Hungary

If you have visited Burgenland before, then why not take a trip to one of the destinations in nearby Hungary? The oldest town in Hungary is Szombathely which is home to historic riches, the village of Ják, Köszég at the foot of the Günsergebirg and beautiful landscapes in the Raab – Örsèg – Goricko Nature Park between Austria, Hungary and Slovenia. Budapest is also well worth a visit for anyone prepared to take a longer trip.

Pleasures of paradise

Winegrowers, vegetable farmers, bakers, confectioners and lots of other purveyors of delicious tasty treats from the south Burgenland region: they all combine a passion for their homeland with top quality regional products and the ‘Stück vom Paradies’ (piece of paradise) quality symbol. Dine at one of the down-to-earth ‘piece of paradise’ restaurants or visit a vinotheque and chat with the winegrowers over a glass of wine or Uhudler. Special events are often held here with the biggest being the annual gourmet pleasure festival.


Explore this region which is leading the way in self-sufficient energy production. The Eco-Energyland currently comprises 18 communities in the districts of Güssing and Oberwart. Interested visitors can take a tour of the energy plants such as a district heating works and biogas plant or visit the unique biomass power station in Güssing. The Eco-Energyland is also ideally explored by bike along the specially designed circular cycle path with its information and navigation system.

Experience the many facets of Burgenland and its numerous historic, cultural and culinary excursions. Stegersbach in south Burgenland is the ideal starting point and is home to the Hotel & Spa Larimar where you can enjoy pampering at the highest level. Our team at the Larimar will answer your non-binding enquiry as soon as possible and send you an impressive offer.

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