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Where is Gols?

The small market town Gols lies in the heart of the Austrian province of Burgenland close to the Hungarian border. Gols belongs to the wine-growing district of Neusiedl am See and is home to 4,000 people. Lake Neusiedl and its picturesque countryside are well-known tourist destinations. Nearly every road leads to Gols, Vienna can be reached in 40 minutes, Neusiedl am See and Podersdorf in less than a quarter of an hour.

What’s the Weather Like in Gols?

The warm and dry climate is excellent for viticulture and makes the village one of most important wine-growing destinations in Austria. If you plan a leisurely hike along the wine trail or holidays in Burgenland, check out our live webcams for the current weather situation, and forecast for today, tomorrow or the weekend.

What’s Going On in Gols?

The well-known wine-growing village offers numerous wine taverns, inns and wine shops, which invite you to have a rest, try some wine or taste traditional delicacies. Do not miss to visit the old wine cellars. Here you get useful information about the region. Feel free to take part in wine tastings and learn a lot about tradition, innovation and culture of the wines grown in Gols.

In addition, Gols also produces sparkling wine, schnapps, fruit wine and even a unique Gols beer. Internationally renowned winemakers of the village are Paul Achs, Gernot and Heike Heinrich, Juris Stiegelmar as well as Anita and Hans Nittnaus.

After indulging in all these culinary delicacies, you may need some sports activities, such as following the famous Jacob's Trail in Burgenland. Starting at Frauenkirche Church in Gols the trail passes baroque hunting seats of Maria Theresia, leads through vineyards, pastures and forests along Austria’s largest lake, Lake Neusiedl.

Lake Neusiedl is a very popular tourist destination. The area attracts young and old, offering a wide range of activities such as sailing, surfing, rowing and many attractions in the surroundings.

Where to Drink Wine in Gols?

Wine has of course a high economic and social significance in Austria’s most important wine-growing village. The municipality covers an area of 4223 ha, nearly half of which is used for wine-growing. Almost 400 full-time and part-time winemakers press excellent wine. A stop at Weinkulturhaus, the wine centre of Gols, is a must for wine lovers. Take part in wine tastings and get a lot of information about tourist attractions, exhibitions and cultural events. The most popular folk festival of Burgenland takes place in Gols in mid-August (Feast of St. Mary) with music, dance and entertainment. Special exhibitions and “Pannonia” trade fair are important events during the summer.

What's to do in rainy weather?

In rainy weather St Martins Spa is a very recommendable excursion. The generously proportioned spa and thermal bath is equipped with indoor and outdoor pools, large relaxation rooms, overlooking the countryside.

After this relaxing experience do not miss a visit to Gols Brewery with guided tour and tasting. The brewery forms a successful contrast in this wine-growing area. The owners attach great importance to tradition, the high quality of regional products and culinary specialities: the independent and privately owned brewery offers traditional beers complying with the German Purity Law and new creations, craft beers, beers brewed in international styles and special beers.

Webcams nearby Gols

Podersdorf - Neusiedler See