5275 - Winden am See I

If in Burgenland a village is called “am See” (“at the lake”), it means nothing. In most places, with a few exceptions, you won’t see the shore. Neusiedlersee is surrounded by a reed zone up to 1 km in width. The whole lake is no deeper than around 2 meters.

You reach the water in a few places through artificial channels, that are regularly kept free of reeds and mud, or via causeways built into the lake. Technically, you may have a house on the shore, but practically what you have is nothing but the gnats 😄