Rust Travel Guide

  • Fischerkirche from the Stadtplatz
    Fischerkirche from the Stadtplatz
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  • The Katholische Kirche
    The Katholische Kirche
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  • Storks on the roof
    Storks on the roof
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Rust Things to Do

  • Fischerkirche (Fishermen's Church)

    This is the oldest church (Gothic style) of Rust on a small hill just above the Market square with a nice view over the centre.

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  • The Storks

    Rust is quite proud of its storks and indeed you can spot many nests on the roofs and just outside the centre is the "Storchenwiese", one of the favourite places of the storks to hunt for frogs and other food to feed their breed.

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  • Fischerkirche

    Fischerkirche is a very old, nice looking church and the historically most interesting building in Rust. Parts of it date back to the 11th century. It is very small. As there are two further churches in Rust, they do not use Fischerkirche for masses anymore. Entrance fee is 1 EUR for adults and 50 cents for children. Inside you`ll see some nice...

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  • Go Wine Tasting

    Rust is famous for its excellent wines. There are several wine producers in the area (I believe they have the word "Weingut" in front of their names; I could be wrong!), and you should not miss trying out the wines in any heurigen or restaurant around Rust. Having a 1/8 glass of any wine will not cost you much. If I remember correctly, one 1/8...

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  • Go duck watching by the Neusiedler See...

    The area around the Neusiedler See is a wetland area for nature and wildlife. The shores were covered in tall reeds. You can walked around the shore (pavements were provided) and watch the ducks and ducklings swimming around or flying about. It is a peaceful way to spend the late afternoon, especially when you want to get away from all the stress.

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  • Wine Tasting!

    Rust is a town known for its excellent wines. There are several restaurant and vinoteks or heurigens that serves wines from their own vineyard. You can't go wrong with any in Rust

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  • Rust Town

    Walking around Rust town is interesting because not only you see the storks nesting on the rooftops, the building here are pretty and colourful. Take your time and walk around the main city hall square (Rathausplatz).

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  • Neusiedler Lake

    Rust has a nearby lake where you can easily walk to and enjoy the natural surroundings. The vast wetlands surrounding the lake are renowned for the richness and variety of its birdlife, for the simple reason that the reeds create huge areas of inaccessible animal habitat. In between the reeds, the birds are safe from predators, both the human and...

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  • In the Seebad

    When you arrive at the lake you also have the chance to take a sunbath.On this photo you see the beach during the week, there were not too many people. But if you think you will find this place in this conditon at the weekend ( at daytime) you are completely wrong. (well, of course I am talking about the summer and if its a sunny day. In Novembere,...

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  • Lake Neusiedl

    Sailing, windsurfing or taking a pedal boat is a very nice experiance at this lake. I also wanted so swimm but it was very windy so I we stayed close to the coast almost all the time. There you have quite a lot of mud and I didnt enjoy to swimm if you feel the mud in a "depth" of about 50 cm.If you want to swimm you have the chance to visit the...

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  • Haus "Auge Gottes" (the Eye of God)

    His building was build in the second half of the 18th century. At the corner of the building is a bay with the "Auge Gottes". (thats why the name of the building)On the smokestack? Right! A nest of storks! I start to ask myself which populations is higher in summer: The population of the inhabitants of Rust (1.700) or storks???

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  • Catholic church

    At the Haydngasse there is the Catholic church of Rust.This church was built in 1649-1651 by the Protestants but in 1674 the Protestants had to transfer it to the Catholics. Here a description of the church in German:Es handelt sich um einen frühbarocken Bau, an dem nordseitig ein Schulhaus angebaut wurde. In Höhe des Fassadengiebels befindet sich...

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Rust Hotels

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  • Seehotel Rust

    If you want to stay near the lake in luxury, this is the place to be!! It is a four star hotel...

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  • Sporthotel

    We first thought about staying in one of the numerous B&Bs here but we came too late in the night to...

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  • Hotel Am Greiner

    Morbischer Strasse 1-3, Rust, 7071, Austria

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

Rust Restaurants

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  • Heuriger (Buschenschank)

    "Ausg'steckt" is of course not the name of any Heuriger (or Buschenschank) but you should nevertheless in every wine town or village in Lower Austria, Burgenland or Styria and even some outskrits of Vienna look out for the big boards with this title. They list all the Heurige around which are open the actual day. You can identify the open ones also...

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  • Don't Miss the Excellent Wines!

    We went to this Vinotek/Restaurant because it was the only one opened on the evening we arrived in Rust. In fact, the place was so quiet, we thought it was not good. However, once we looked at their wine list and tried a few wines, we were impressed at the good quality wines served. The prices were reasonable for 1/8 portion, starting from Euro...

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  • Try out this local place!

    Nice, antique-looking but cosy restaurant in the cellar/basement of the Rathaus (Town Hall) in Rust. The service was fast and friendly. Austrian food was simple but good.I like the big fireplace in the middle of the room.

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  • Traditional Austrian food

    The Rathauskeller or City Hall Celler in Rust was once an old wine cellar and now turned into a restaurant. It is a cosy restaurant where you can enjoy good wine and traditional Austrian fare. Here find you in addition a large selection of Austrian quality wines, which is lovely and reasonably priced.

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  • Wine Tasting at the Vinotek

    When in Austria during Autumn, you must not miss out on the wine tasting. It is much more affordable when you do outside Vienna, plus the quantity given is more generous. Elfenhof Schenke is a lovely heurigen-restaurant which serves their own brand of wine. During this season, you can sampling their wine for as little as Euro 1.20 for a 1/8 ounce...

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  • Do not mis-pronounce the order

    Pleasant, court-yard Resturant. Vine covered canopy over wooden tables and benches.The lovely part of the place is that everyone was comfortable enough to be tipsy.Couples from all walks of life and class mixed in a friendly athmosphere.The food, of course, was perfectly enjoyable.Entree: Neusiedersee-Aal geraeuchert mit oberskren. (Locally fished...

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Rust Nightlife

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    by mel_bee Written Aug 6, 2003

    Out of season, you will find Rust is extremely quiet but when the weather is warm and there are tourists around, then there is alot to do in the evenings. Most bars have an evening programme with live music or a disco. I caught one of the free live music concerts near the Csarda restaurant before going home.

    Rust at night (after winetasting!!)

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Rust Transportation

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    by lotharscheer Written Aug 10, 2011

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    Bus 566 goes from Vienna Südtirolerplatz to Rust Postamt‎, frequently about 2 hours. Bus 665 goes from Eisenstadt Domplatz, € 3,60 frequently about 20 to 35 minutes (some buses make big detours)

    Bus stop behind the building Townhall The lake (in the distance) Hauptstrasse Rathausplatz
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    • Budget Travel
    • Sailing and Boating
    • Historical Travel

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Rust Local Customs

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    by socrates_07 Updated Aug 6, 2003

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    If you like to have a sweet tooth you will find something in the Elfenhof Schenke as well.
    On this photo you can see "Somlauer Nockern" (Somloi galuska), a typical hungarian sweetness. It's not exactly like in Hungary but very delicious as well.
    Besides you can see Palatschinken filled with jam.

    Audrey, you would love it.... ;-)

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Rust Off The Beaten Path

  • EVANGELICAL CHURCH

    This impressive church is slightly out of the centre past the museum and town hall. It has a lovely fenced off garden in front and is often used for music concerts.

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  • SUNDIAL

    The sundial was found by one of the locals who recognized what the engravings on the stone meant and restored it to its present state. It is located near the town museum and is near to a war memorial.

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Rust Sports & Outdoors

  • Water Sports and Cycling

    Lake Neusiedler See is often nicknamed "The Sea of the Viennese" - no wonder - apart from predictable weekend rush hours you can reach the lake from Vienna easily on a comfortable drive of one hour (about 50 km). And the lake with a water surface of about 320 km2, about a quarter of it is in Hungary, is one of the largest lakes in Europe outside...

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  • SO MANY ACTIVITIES!!

    There is so much to do in Rust. You can hire bikes and boats, go swimming, sailing and windsurfing. Visit the Freizeitszentrum (leisure centre) to find out more.

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  • Also the village of the high society

    Maybe you would expect you will see only tourists, fishermen or sailer in Rust. But you are wrong, also rich people like to enjoy the this very nice place. So you also have the chance to see such cars....

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  • Finally guests from Hungary

    Hungary shares the lake Neusiedl with Austria but our neighbour has no Rust. You don't see many Trabis very often anymore but in Rust I found one.Servusz Trabi....For all my hungarian friends, I don't want to make the world believe ALL Hungarian drive such a car. I know, Hungary becomes moderner and I also know, many Hungarian drives the same type...

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  • Map of Lake Neusiedl

    Rust is different .. there is no sun dial on the wall but a map.You see, the south part of the lake belongs to Hungary.

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Fischerkirche
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