Established in 1993, Austria's first cross-border national park stretches from the last foothills of the Eastern Alps to the western edge of the Hungarian lowlands: By the steppe lake with its enormous reed belt, in the saltine lakes, in the wetland meadows and pastures, along the sandy lake dam and in the Hanság fen you will discover a diversity of species which cannot be found anywhere else further west on the continent. A guided bike tour along the saltine lakes and pastures around Seewinkel offers a glance at this biodiversity, as well as many tips for unique outdoor experiences. The national park's tour guides offer a fascinating introduction to bird-watching, one of the most beautiful hobbies in the world. In addition to this, they make you aware of the special characteristics of each season.

Every Saturday, Sunday and holiday through 30 October, the National Park’s tour guide will be awaiting you at Vienna Central Station at 09:14 a.m. The “Bird Train” on the Radtramper Neusiedler See then takes you to St. Andrä/Zicksee. On the way there, the National Park ranger will introduce you to bird watching, explaining what awaits you at your destination. Once there, you will discover the special characteristics of each season during the guided bicycle tour. You will be loaned special Swarovski equipment, allowing you to take a closer look at the nature around you. Transport for your own bicycle is already included, but you can also rent bicycles on site for a small fee.

Included services:

  • Guided bicycle tour with tour guide (from Vienna Central Station) through the Lake Neusiedl National Park. Your tour guide awaits you at the platform.
  • Bicycle transport on the train to and from the national park, excl. the rail ticket
  • Special Swarovski equipment on loan for nature observation
  • Hiking map and species list for the birds of the region

Destination station: St. Andrä/Zicksee


  • Special Swarovski equipment on loan for nature observation
  • Hiking map and species list for the birds of the region
  • Thematic excursions are held at the national park year-round. The programme is available at programmexkursionen.html, latest information can be obtained at +43/(0)2175 3442.
  • Rental bicycles from/to the train station St. Andrä am Zicksee can be ordered from the following bicycle rentals - if possible, by the evening before:
    Radsport Waldherr, Podersdorf am See, Tel. 02177 / 2297 (daily flat rate for as little as € 10.00)
    Radverleih Mürner, Illmitz, Tel. 0650 / 60 227 09 (daily flat rate for as little as € 12.00)
    Radverleih Weinhandl, Apetlon, 0699 / 884 745 13 (daily flat rate for as little as € 11.00)

Price overview

from 05.03.16 - 30.10.16 (Sat, Sun + holidays)ÖBB Plus-offerLocal prices
Adults € 24.20 € 29.-
Children 6<15 years € 12.10 € 15.-

Children up to the age of 6 are free



You travel as planned, and on either the same day or one of the two following days, you simply exchange the voucher directly at the touristic attraction.