The “Free City” is located in the Austrian province of Burgenland on the western shore of the famous Lake Neusiedlersee, one of the few steppe (endorheic) lakes in Europe. With its approximately 1,900 inhabitants, the municipality of Rust is the smallest administrative district in Austria. In the neighborhood are, among others, such famous communities as St. Margarethen or Mörbisch am See.
The small town is extremely centrally located: the Hungarian border is just nearby, the capital of Burgenland, Eisenstadt, is only 15 km away, and the federal capital, Vienna, can be reached by car in just one hour.
The Free City of Rust has a lot to offer for a (short) vacation and the weather is also usually perfect for sporty, varied, cultural and enjoyable days.