Impressions from South & East:
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A hut in the South of the Burgenland echoes the Hungarian past of the province. In Austrian jokes, the people from the Burgenland are often the losers, portrayed as being slow and underdeveloped. These days, the Burgenland is remote, but certainly no wilderness. However, looking at very rural areas especially in the South of the province, one can still anticipate the origin of the Burgenland stereotypes.
Heavy funding through the republic and the European Union allowed the Burgenland to build up a flourishing wellness-tourism industry and its wines have a good reputation and frequently win international competitions. Local hospitality can be found in the family run "Heurigen" wine bars.