Neusiedler See landscape
The area of the Fertő and Hanság is a particularly beautiful island of nature in the western gate of Hungary. The entire Lake Fertő/Neusiedlersee, both the Hungarian and the Austrian parts, was pronounced as joint World Heritage int he year of 2001.
In the Hungarian part including The Fertő-Hanság National Park and the ten sorrounding villages Sarród, Fertőd, ( With the Esterhazy Castle ) Fertőszéplak, Hegykő, Fertőhomok,
Hidegség, Fertőboz, Nagycenk ( with the part of Kiscenk/ Castle of the Szechenyi’s ) Balf ( Sopron) and Fertőrákos.
Three zones were established in the national park according to the specifications of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources).
The remaining areas of these once huge swamp and moorlands are sanctuaries of unique botanical, zoological, landscape, folklore, and ethnographical values.
The Fertő-Hanság National Park (in Hungarian: Fertő-Hanság Nemzeti Park) in a national Park in North-West Hungary in Győr-Moson-Sopron county. It was created in 1991, and officially opened together with the connecting Austrian Neusiedler See National Park the same year. The park covers 235.88 km².