At the Western gate of Hungary Lake Fertő welcomes visitors with its unparalleled beauty and fascinating landscapes. The extensive reedy marshes, the open water surface, the vineyards on the shore, and the foothills of the Alps in the distance offer extraordinary sights.
The architectural monuments around the lake, its reed beds, its rich flora and fauna were made part of World Heritage by UNESCO in 2001.
Lake Fertő is not only a paradise for lovers of water and wind but an excellent place for anglers to relax. With its endless reedy marshes and quiet hidden channels, it promises plenty of prize catches.
Lake Fertő is the western-most representative of the Eurasian steppe lakes and is the largest natron lake on alkali flatland in Europe. It lies on the border of Hungary and Austria, and has a surface of 309 sq. km of which an area of 75 sq.km. welcomes holiday-makers, wind-surfers and anglers.
The individual character of the lake derives from the interlinked reedy patches which, together with the open water surfaces, have created a special salt-water habitat unusual in Europe. It differs in more than one respect from other fishing lakes in Hungary: large fluctuations occur in the water level, the water is on the whole remarkably shallow, the average depth being some 80 to 90 cm (about three feet), the salt content is high.
The lake is situated in the Upper Hanság National Park and is rich in fish. Anglers requiring the proximity and calm of nature can go to the secluded areas by boat.
Over the centuries the lake has dried out more than once, leading to the destruction of the fish. Each time the fish have returned in the course of nature from the Hanság Region and from the flood waters of the Danube.