The Information Centre in the Austrian part of the National Park is situated north of Illmitz. It is a main information point for all visitors and the starting point for all activities offered in the Conservation Zones of the National Park.
A - 7142 Illmitz, Hauswiese
Tel. +43 (0)2175/3442, Fax 3442-4
Tel. Nationalparkshop: +43 (0)699 1234 3814
The Information Centre is opened all year-round!
April to October: Mon to Fri 8a.m. -5p.m.
Sat/Sun 10a.m. - 5p.m. November – March: Mon-Fri 8a.m. – 4p.m.
The Information Centre was opened in 1996 and welcomes about 40.000 visitors per year. The freely accessible look-out on the south side of the building gives a great view over the Hungarian Plain.
From a height of 12 metres you can easily see the highlights and the particularities of the area.
A jury of experts chose the design from the local architects Halbritter. It features a compact form which perfectly fits into open landscape. Its large floor space of 1,300m² only gets apparent from the inside. A side-effect of the low building: although it is exposed to the local winds, energy requirements are kept low. The National Park building is an environmental technology showpiece among public buildings because of its superior insulation, large expanses of glass on the south wooden front, its 160m² of thermal collectors and a 30m² system-parallel photovoltaic power system.
Of course, the Information Centre is wheelchair accessible – there are no steps in the building.
Useful information à la carte
At the Information counter you can ask directly, select from a wide range of brochures and leaflets or use the interactive computer for queries. There are book rests around a huge map of the Neusiedler See/Seewinkel area. Wall displays illustrate the typical habitats and the salt-plants. The visitor library houses about 1,500 books and is constantly expanded with educational material for school classes and study groups.
The building offers rooms and equipment for conferences, workshops, seminars or one-day events that are also available to the local population. The projection room seats up to 50 people and allows the projection of digital data. The conference room disposes of the same equipment and can be adapted to accommodate larger groups. This room can seat up to 200 people.
Two seminar and exhibition rooms (50m² and 70m²) complete the offer.
A catering service is at hand if needed. The National Park shop is opened daily from April until October.
The new Eco-education Centre of the Fertö Hanság Nemzeti Park in Fertöújlak (Mexikopuszta) was opened in 2007 (Hungary).
Fertö Hanság Nemzeti Park Igazgatóság Csapody István Természetiskola és Látogatóközpont
Petöfi utca 23/a, H - 9436 Fertöújlak
Tel. 0036-99-537-520, Fax -521
e-mail: : firstname.lastname@example.org
opening hours are from
March until September Mon-Fri 9a.m.- 4p.m. Sat/Sun 10a.m. – 5 p.m.
October and November Mon-Fri 9a.m. – 4p.m.
The new National Park administrative centre of the Hanság Nemzeti Park in Hungary is called Kócsagvár (egret’s castle). The 1,326m² building is characterised by the wood columns and the thatched roof. It was built according to plans of an original Petscheneg fishing village, to which the gabled houses refer to.
The Kócsagvár fulfils many tasks, like administration, research work and organisation of experts’ meetings.