"Perle des Ostens (Oesterreichs)" Top 5 Page for this destination Rust by socrates_07

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If you ask people about Austria many of them will answer: 'Oh, I know, that's the small country in the middle of Europe. So many moutains, a paradise for skiing....'
But Rust is different. There are no big moutains and skiing... hmmm.... I don't think you will find any place where you can ski.

Anyway, Rust is a pearl, I call it pearl of the East (of Austria) Its located at Lake Neusiedl. (one of the largest lakes in Europe. Lake Neusiedl is vast and shallow, rather salty and lined by dense reedbeds several kilometer wide in places) It's not only a paradise for the birds (it remains one of the best birding sites in Europe with over 300 sp recorded including many that are very rare further west. ) but also for sailer and windsurfers. In the evening you can find a lot of restaurants with gipsy music and ... if you like to drink wine you will find a rich variety of wine....

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  • In a nutshell:Sailing, wine and ... a great place to enjoy the life!
  • Last visit to Rust: Jul 2003
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • mvtouring's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2007 at 5:15 AM

    what a great pic of the stork nest ;-)

  • 1courage's Profile Photo
    Jul 5, 2007 at 12:42 PM

    Never heard about this town, but it looks charming with all those lovely churches.

  • easyoar's Profile Photo
    Jan 18, 2005 at 2:56 PM

    Nice page! Ironically, Trabants (Trabis) don't rust, as they aren't made out of metal ;-) I don't think there are too many in Hungary now, but there were a lot 15 years ago!

  • jamiesno's Profile Photo
    Jan 6, 2005 at 5:24 AM

    The name Rust doesnt bring up the best thoughts but this is a beautiful place I am sure. Gypsy music and wine would be an interesting night out for sure :-)

  • barrikello's Profile Photo
    Mar 21, 2004 at 12:14 AM

    One of the best detailed pages I have encountered... I loved Rust too, this place has something magic.

  • mtncorg's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 11:48 AM

    A very underrated part of Austria that is left to Austrians to discover, for the most part - and they do:-] Burgenlander wine is very good, as you ably point out - just ask MEdelmann:-\

  • Aug 28, 2003 at 10:46 AM

    Interesting town! I've heard about Rust but never been there..thanks for showing us this cutie place..Love the opening pics! It's priceless..

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 4:17 PM

    great infos and wonderful pics ! VT needs a lot of pages about these great BUT unknown places ...

  • acemj's Profile Photo
    Aug 18, 2003 at 9:10 AM

    Looks like a truly charming place. I doubt the French would appreciate non-French wine as trade bait!! :-)

  • MEdelmann's Profile Photo
    Aug 12, 2003 at 12:40 PM

    A great page about a really great place, which is so close from here. Well done.


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