Burgenland’s new culinary gem – Vapiano in Parndorf
Renowned for its beautiful landscapes, time-honoured traditions and fresh mountain breeze, Parndorf is just the spot for a Vapiano restaurant. Find out why this small Austrian town is well worth a visit.
What better way to wrap up a successful shopping trip in Austria’s Burgenland than with a relaxed bowl of pasta or a pizza? Austria’s 15th branch of Vapiano is located in Parndorf’s Designer Outlet Center, around 50 km east of Vienna. It’s easily accessible by car and also serviced by a bus shuttle.
Vapiano in Parndorf – between the lake and the Alps
Two floors with 340 seats, 100 of which are on the terrace, provide ample space for shoppers to unwind and recoup their strength. Some 960 square meters are also home to a pizza, pasta and salad station. Or if it’s liquid refreshments you’re after, pull up a seat at the comfortable bar.
The gateway to Burgenland
Aside from its popular shopping district, Parndorf has a few more tricks up its sleeve. Despite a modest population of around 4700, the small Austrian town is steeped in tradition with lots to see. Countless cycle paths and hiking trails across the undulating landscape invite visitors to discover the area around the lake Neusiedler See. And if the weather won’t play ball, head to the Adventure Park in Parndorf’s Entertainment Center.
World-class theatre in Kirchenplatz
Parndorf’s famous theatre in Kirchenplatz hosts performances all year round for those wanting a culture fix. In summer, the open-air stage is hugely popular. Whether a classic play or an evening of opera, there’s something for everyone.
A village with a rich history
Parndorf is situated in Austria’s easternmost state and just a stone’s throw from its neighbouring countries. Slovakia is only 15 km away and it’s 20 km to Hungary. Villa Bruckendorf, one of the most important Roman villas to be discovered in Austria, is a ten minute drive from Parndorf. The area was already densely populated as far back as Roman times.
Parish churches and vaulted roofs
Fans of sight-seeing and historical architecture are spoilt for choice in Parndorf with its many grade-listed buildings, especially churches and chapels. Look out for the medieval parish church, the 19th century crypt chapel and the 18th century plague chapel with its Baroque-style Holy Trinity Column.
Neusiedl am See – Austria’s sunshine coast
Parndorf is part of the Lake Neusiedler district and is renowned for its mild, Pannonian climate. With over 300 days of sunshine each year it’s an ideal holiday destination. Lake Neusiedler’s cultural landscape was declared a UNESCO world heritage site in 2001 and its nature reserve boasts a unique array of flora and fauna. Water lovers will enjoy swimming, windsurfing, sailing or SUP on the lake.