The jewelled natural homeland of Austria’s easternmost Burgenland heralds the gentler side of Austria, one bursting with lush meadows, idyllic orchards, sweeping forests and gently rolling hills. Nicknamed “sunshine country” for its year-round natural glow, rustic Burgenland shines with a warm climate, lakeside sports and world-famous viniculture - from the biodynamic to the award-winning - as well as the largest lake in Austria, Neusiedler See. A classic stop-off for the natural good life, and all just an hour south of Austria's capital, Vienna, too. Sharing landscapes and borders with next door Hungary and Lower Austria, this is a world strewn in medieval castles, Baroque palaces and six national parks, including UNESCO World Heritage Site Neusiedler See – Seewinkel, in which you can laze, cycle, hike, swim, horse ride or hop into thermal baths to your heart’s content. A cool kid of authenticity, Burgenland effortlessly does things its own way – from wine, to food, to landscapes – all the while rooted deep in its ancient Pannonian past.