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Mörbisch is the last lakeside village before the Hungarian border. Considered by many to be the most attractive settlement on the lake, the town is famous for its low, whitewashed, Magyar-style houses, whose open galleries are colorfully decorated with flowers and bunches of grain. The local vineyards produce some superb white wines, especially the fresh-tasting welschriesling and the full-bodied Muscat-Ottonel. A causeway leads to a beach on the lake, where an international operetta festival is held each summer.
Surprisingly, there is no border control here between Austria and Hungary. A small road just outside Mörbisch leads into the woods. After 50 yards or so, a sign reading "Magyarország" (Hungary) and a white marking on the road quietly announce the border crossing. You are allowed to cross on foot or on a bicycle, but not with a car. Take your passport along, in case you are stopped.
Mörbisch at a Glance
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