Middle ages in the morning, water buffalo in the afternoon.

When it comes to excursions, a lot is possible in Burgenland. On an hourly or daily basis.

You could visit the Güssing castle games, wander through historic palaces, swim in the Rauchwarter lake or look around kunst:garten (art garden) and the Richter art gallery. That is if your children don’t want to visit Kasimir the water buffalo in our sister resort REITERS RESERVE in Bad Tatzmannsdorf straight away. With luck you will encounter some Baroque donkeys, Galloway cattle, Mangalitsa hogs and much more along the way.

Hochseilgarten Stegerspark (high-wire park)

The Stegerspark high-wire park is integrated into beautiful mixed woodland, just off the B57 between Stegersbach and Ollersdorf. Spread over more than 9.000 m², there are 6 different courses with over 45 exercises, a team-building area as well as slacklines for the visitors. The climbing park was designed in collaboration with the extreme climber Peter Ortner.
The high-wire course was designed as naturally as possible in order to offer visitors not only climbing but also a special experience of nature.
Certified trainers are available for the enrolment of each participant and provide the necessary expertise to be able to independently cope with the entire park.
Children aged 6 years and above and with a height of at least 125 cm can pursue their passion for climbing when accompanied by an adult.
Only 5 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.

Contact
Hochseilgarten Stegerspark
Wiener Straße 88, A-7551 Stegersbach
Info: Mag. Georg M. Dorfer, +43 664 466 15 25
E-Mail: klettern@stegerspark.at
www.stegerspark.at
Opening hours:
April – October
Friday 01.00 pm - 06.00 pm, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 10.00 am - 06.00 pm

Spiegel chocolate factory

In the Spiegel chocolate factory in Bad Tatzmannsdorf both adults and children can find out how chocolates are made. Since 2005, the Spiegel chocolate factory in Bad Tatzmannsdorf has offered families the opportunity to visit its production facilities.
Approximately 30 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.

Contact
Fam. Spiegel
Tatzmannsdorferstrasse 55, A-7431 Bad Tatzmannsdorf
Tel.: +43 3353 8482
www.hotelspiegel.at
E-Mail: spiegel@burgenland.org
Opening hours shop:
Monday till Sunday 08.00 am - 08.00 pm

Lucky Town

The original western town with a great programme and gastronomy.
Approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.

Contact
Hauptstraße Nr. 27, A-7503 Großpetersdorf
Tel.: +43 664 4841738
www.lucky-town.at
E-Mail: wurglits@lucky-town.at
Opening hours:
June, July and August every Monday from 05.00 pm

Styrassic Park

For ages 0 to 100!
Age really does not matter here. Because both smiling children and astonished grandparents can visit Styrassic Park.
Extinct millions of years ago?
Or is history wrong? We bring the past back to life! In Styrassic Park surrounded by the rolling green Styria.
A Hollywood-style experience!


Contact:
STYRASSIC PARK
Dinoplatz 1, A-8344 Bad Gleichenberg
www.styrassicpark.at
Email: info@styrassicpark.at
Tel.: 03159/2875-0Opening hours
29. March – 30. September
Admission daily 09.00 am - 05.00 pm
October
Admission daily 09.00 am - 04.00 pm
Dogs on a leash are welcome! Big dogs need to wear a muzzle.

Gerersdorf open-air museum:

In the beautiful landscape of Southern Burgenland, you can find a very attractive destination for an excursion near to Güssing!
The Gerersdorf open-air museum ensemble. The 32 buildings, mostly thatched ancient residential and commercial buildings that house a wealth of indigenous utensils and agricultural implements, provide a comprehensive insight into the Pannonian culture in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Approximately 20 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.

Contact:
Freilichtmuseum Gerersdorf
7542 Gerersdorf Riegelbergen
E-Mail: freilichtmuseum.gerersdorf@aon.at
Tel: +43 3328 32255
Opening hours on inquiry

Tierwelt Herberstein (animal world)

In the Herberstein animal world you can look at a variety of animals from 5 continents. In addition to wildebeest, emus, red-necked wallabies and the lynxes there are also monkeys and various bird species to see. If you arrive at the Herberstein animal world at the right time you can even watch the animals at feeding time. For all those who wish to experience the animals close up and to touch them, we recommend the petting zoo in the animal world. The animal world is definitely a worthwhile trip for both young and old.
Approximately 45 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.


Contact:
Tierwelt Herberstein
Buchberg 50, 8223 Stubenberg am See
www.tierwelt-herberstein.at
E-Mail: info@tierwelt-herberstein.at
Tel. +43 3176 80777

You find the current opening hours here.

Märchenwald Mühlgraben (fairy tale world)

F15 fairy tale stations for children and adults have been designed with loving detail here in a small wooded area.
Among the 15 fairy tale stations you find the Puss in Boots, Rumpelstiltskin, Snow White and many other exciting children's fairy tales - parents here can also fondly look back on their own childhood.
A huge playground with countless activities such as swings, slides, tricycles etc. and a play forest leaves no time for boredom. Small tip: Let your imagination run wild!
Approximately 1 hours’ drive from the Allegria resort.


Contact:
Märchenwald Mühlgraben
Taborstraße 1, 8385 Neuhaus
www.kindermaerchenwald.at
E-Mail: kindermaerchenwald@aon.at
Tel.: +43 3329 28 38
Opening hours
May, June & September
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 09.30 am – 06.00 pm
July and August: Monday till Sunday: 09.30 am – 06.00 pm
October: Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: 09:30 am – 05.00 pm

Zotter Chocolate Factory

For every sweet tooth among us the Zotter chocolate factory is a sweet secret tip. Those who have ever wanted to see how these tasty chocolate products are made with their own eyes are in the right place here.

Contact:
Zotter Schokoladen Manufaktur GmbH
Bergl 56, 8333 Riegersburg
www.zotter.at
E-Mail: schokolade@zotter.at
Tel.: +43 3152 5554
Opening hours:
Mai - October: Mo - Sa, 09.00 am – 08.00 pm
November – April: Mo – Sa, 09.00 am – 07.00 pm
Closed on Sunday and public holidays

Wine idyll

Southern Burgenland is unique
The climate, landscape and soil conditions are very special in this part of Austria, as are the wines from this region. The southern Burgenland wine idyll may be the smallest territory in Austria’s wine-growing country, but it produces great wines. The small vineyards extend from Rechnitz far into the hills of southern Burgenland. The centre is the Eisenberg and Deutsch-Schützen. Primary rock soils prevail around Rechnitz. Further south there are more medium to heavy clay soils, which have a very high iron content.
The white grapes such as Riesling or Pinot Blanc are elegant and lively and are characterised by their fruitiness. The Blaufränkisch red grape dominates the red wines. You can also find a very particular wine speciality in southern Burgenland, the Uhudler, a wine that is made from direct-producer grapes. The key premise of the winemakers of the wine idyll is to preserve the region’s distinctive typicity so that it stands out from the other regions - not through quantity but through quality and uniqueness.

Well-known winemakers from the area whose wines are also available at the Allegria wine shop:

Castles and palaces

Güssing Castle

On a long extinct volcano sits the oldest castle in Burgenland, built in 1157 as a fortress. The crown of the castle is the stronghold with a neo-Gothic castle chapel and bell tower. Castle restaurant with wine shop, refined hearty cuisine, special menus for bus groups, suitable for family celebrations, receptions, weddings, medieval feasts and wine tasting. Castle museum: Batthyány family knights hall ancestral gallery - works of art from the Renaissance and Baroque periods and the history of castles and the seigniory.

Contact:
Burgstiftung Batthyany
Batthyanystraße 10, 7540 Güssing
Tel.: +43 3322 43400
www.burgguessing.info
E-Mail: johann.grandits@bgld.gv.at
Opening hours: Easter Monday till 31. October, Tuesday till Sunday, 10.00 am - 05.00 pm

Schlaining Castle

Several exhibitions can be visited at one of the most impressive castles in the country. The castle is home to the internationally recognised Peace Institute and the University for Peace
Approximately 35 minutes’ drive from the Allegria resort.

Contact:
Rochusplatz 1, 7461 Stadt Schlaining
Tel.: +43 3355 2306
www.burg-schlaining.at
E-Mail: museum-buero@aspr.ac.at
Opening hours:
Tuesday-Sunday 09.00 am – 05.00 pm

Burgau Moated Castle

The moated castle “Castle in the Au”, first documented in 1367, has been under the ownership of the municipality of Burgau since 1871. The round tower houses the town hall and a castle café. The cellar of the main castle is used for events, while the banqueting hall of the palace and the courtyard are used for cultural events.

Contact:
Schloßweg 1, 8291 Burgau
Tel.: +43 33832325
www.burgau.steiermark.at
E-Mail: bauamt@burgau.steiermark.at
Opening hours: the whole year according to demand

Museums and gardens

Emigration Museum - Josef Reichl Museum

The emigration museum in Güssing tells the story of emigration of people from Burgenland to America. A collection of documents and images presents the moving story of the emigrants in much closer detail.

Contact:
Burgenländische Gemeindschaft
Stremtalstraße 2
7540 Güssing
Tel.: +43 3322 42598
www.burgenlaender.com
E-Mail: bg@burgenlaender.com
Opening hours: May – October every Saturday, Sunday and public holidays 2.00 pm – 6.00 pm or according to demand

Burgenländisches Geschichtenhaus (history of Burgenland museum)

The Burgenländische Geschichtenhaus is a museum that gives an insight into the history of the youngest Austrian federal state from its formation in 1921 until the present day. Here you will experience political decisions and their impact on the lives of people in this region in multimedia form.

Contact:
Gemeinde Bildein
Florianigasse 1
7521 Bildein
Tel.: +43 3323 2597 oder +43 3323 21999
www.geschichtenhaus.at, www.bildein.at
E-Mail: kvgg@bildein.bgld.gv.at, post@bildein.bgld.gv.at
Opening hours:
Easter till October: Saturday, Sunday, public holidays 02.00 pm – 05.00 pm or according to demand

Wine cellar district

Home of the Uhudler. 108 wine cellars under preservation orders (many still covered with straw) form the centrepiece in Heiligenbrunn. Wander through the wine cellar district and enjoy the special atmosphere in the Kellergasse (wine street).

Contact.
7522 Heiligenbrunn
Tel.: +43 3324 7281 oder +43 664 1055102
www.kellerviertel-heiligenbrunn.at
E-Mail: post@heiligenbrunn.bgld.gv.at
Opening times: freely accessible all year round, guided tour of the show cellar by appointment

Wine Museum

There are buildings from the 17., 18., and 19. century collected from the surrounding and original rebuild in this astonishing museum.

Contact:
Gemeinde Moschendorf
Weinmuseum 1, 7540 Moschendorf
Tel.: +43 3324 6521 or +43 664 5057357
www.weinidylle.at, www.moschendorf.at
E-Mail: office@weinidylle.at, post@moschendorf.bgld.gv.at
Opening hours:
May – October: 02.00 pm – 07.00 pm
November – April: Saturday and Sunday 02.00 pm – 07.00 pm

Kunstgarten Neudauberg (art garden)

The art garden is a place where the joy of art and the love of nature meet. Each year a section of the garden is redesigned. Art openings, lectures, workshops, exhibitions and much more invite you to stroll, relax and work creatively.

Contact:
Josef Eder
Nähe Golfzentrum, 8292 Neudauberg
Tel.: +43 699 11227531
www.kunstgarten.com
E-Mail: eder@kunstgarten.com