Austria Destinations

Surfers and sunset at Lake Neusiedl

November 21, 2015

We had some really beautiful November days so far. On such a sunny day some of my best friends and I went on a little “sunset tour” to the nearby Neusiedlersee (Lake Neusiedl) in the province of Burgenland. Because of its generous size, locals kindly call it “Meer der Wiener” (Sea of the viennese), however due to the lake’s shallowness and muddy underground, the water isn’t as clear and blue as you might wish. Some affectionate surfers and sailors made use of the perfect wind conditions, even though it was a little windy for us 😉

Neusiedl1Neusiedl9During summer this is a popular swimming spot. There’s truly some beach feeling.

Neusiedl2If the conditions are right, lots of water sport fans are found there at any season.

Neusiedl22Neusiedl3Neusiedl4Neusiedl5Neusiedl12Neusiedl10Neusiedl6Neusiedl7I wish I brought a hat that day. The wind made it pretty chilly.

Neusiedl8Neusiedl11Neusiedl13A little holiday feeling…

Neusiedl15Neusiedl16… where everyone finds its place to enjoy the sun 🙂

Neusiedl17Neusiedl14Neusiedl18Neusiedl19Undoubtedly the lake, and particularly “Mole West”, is one of the best places to watch the sunset.


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  • Reply Tiff @ Tiff Goes To November 21, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I envy these beautiful sceneries in Vienna, they just made my heart calm, and feel clam enduring the city life.
    Such a nice escape from the weekday world! Is it far from where you are to these amazing weekend places?
    The wind is so strong from your photos with your friend, and the water actually look unique even not with its usual shades of blue, some kinda mysterious water i believe!

    x Tiff

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Hey Tiff, thanks for your nice feedback! It depends, most places are really close to Vienna, about one hour drive or so. The water there is so murky, so you can’t see at all what’s in it, definitely mysterious 😉 xx

  • Reply SueT唐 梦 琇 November 22, 2015 at 12:36 am

    I can see how windy the day was but must say the sunset photos are magnificant.

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:50 pm

      I guess thanks to wind we had such a clear sky that day. Thanks for your nice words, I really appreciate it!

  • Reply Ree November 22, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    This is absolutely amazing. So beautiful!!

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 3:03 pm

      Thanks a lot Ree!!

  • Reply Paleica November 22, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    ich find den neusiedlersee ja immer wunderschön zum anschauen, zum schwimmen is es aber so gaaar nix für mich. wunderbares licht und supertolle ausblicke. hach!

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Nein zum Schwimmen wär das auch nix für mich, da bevorzuge ich doch die klaren Bergseen oder das Meer 😉 Aber ich war total erstaunt wie schön der Sonnenuntergang dort ist!

      • Reply Paleica November 28, 2015 at 6:47 pm

        oh ja, der ist dort wirklich ganz traumhaft! wir waren im frühling dort, das war auch wunderschön!

  • Reply annie lee November 23, 2015 at 11:03 am

    sunset tour! that’s beautiful!! as always i really enjoy your photos sileas 🙂

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:53 pm

      This is so kind of you, Annie <3

  • Reply rae tashman (@lovefromberlin) November 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    These photos are just absolutely lovely! It really does look like you guys have been having some great weather. I have to say that Berlin has also been getting decent weather in comparison to previous years! We have had more sun that expected, that is for sure!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Yeah I feel lucky that we’ve had such a wonderful autumn with lots of sunshine. Lots of love to Berlin!!

  • Reply mintnoti November 24, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Oh wow, looks like an amazing place! The sunset photos are so beautiful, would love to enjoy it here someday. Can’t believe people are out in the water and you are wearing a jacket, must be chilly!

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      It was super chilly, those kite surfers and sailors were hardcore, hehe. Thanks for reading!

  • Reply Mitzie Mee November 25, 2015 at 1:33 pm

    It looks beautiful and very big. Can’t believe it’s just a lake! Btw. if there are seats available, i’ll join my husband on his flight to Vienna on December 26, so I was wondering if you know whether the restaurants are open by then or if they will still be closed for christmas?

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Oh that sounds wonderful! 26th is a national holiday here, so shops will be closed, however most of the traditional Viennese coffee houses should be open and I’m sure you’ll find something, so you don’t have to starve 😉 Also the xmas lights are all over the city and very beautiful.

  • Reply beckyhughff November 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Wow these photos are beautiful!

    • Reply sileas November 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks for stopping by Becky!

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