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Unmistakable and full of wonder – Lake Neusiedl region

July 9, 2021

Burgenland combines nature, sports, culinary and cultural tourism and has been a popular holiday destination in Austria for a long time. This year the wide range of tourism in the region not only attracted the usual tourists, but also the Bachelor’s students from the Tourism & Hospitality Management study programs. The theme of the two-day excursion revolved around the subject of “culinature” – culinary and nature at the Lake Neusiedl region.

Organic Sheep Farm Hautzinger
Organic Sheep Farm Hautzinger, ©Teodora Mihajlović
Vineyard Scheibelhofer
Vineyard Scheibelhofer, ©Teodora Mihajlović

By ship across Lake Neusiedl

An important part of the excursion’s program was a visit to the Schifffahrt Knoll family business. During the boat trip over Lake Neusiedl, the students received a lecture about the operation of the business and general information about Lake Neusiedl. After the lecture the students were able to enjoy the view from the ship with a piece of cake.

Delicious and regional!

From apricots to milk – everything is grown and homemade here! One company in particular made the students curious: the organic sheep farm “Hautzinger”. The sheep farm is run by the Hautzinger family with a lot of experience and passion. The animals receive self-made feed, enough exercise and stay longer “in operation” than dairy sheep in other sheep farms. From the milk to the meat of the sheep – everything is processed into regional specialties at the “Hautzinger” organic sheep farm. During their visit the students were allowed to taste these specialties.

The perfect place for wine lovers!

Those who love wine will love Burgenland! From the different grape varieties and the mild climate to the experienced winemakers – the region offers the best conditions for viticulture. In the “Antoniuskeller”, the students learned about the cultivation and the different varieties during a wine culture hike. The excursion continued with a wine tasting at the vinotheque “Das Weinwerk“. To round off the excursion, the students decided to visit the “Scheiblhofer” winery and wine tavern. After a tour around the winery, the students were able to enjoy regional specialities.

Text: Teodora Mihajlović, TMBA2 Group 2