Single party burgenland
The Neusiedler See is Austria's largest lake, and is a great tourist attraction, bringing ornithologists, sailors, and wind and kite surfers into the region north of the lake.
Burgenland's state assembly (Landtag) has 36 seats.
At the election held on , the Social Democratic Party (SPÖ) won 15 seats, the Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) won 11 seats, the Freedom Party (FPÖ) won 6 seats, the Green Party won 2 seats and the List Burgenland won 2 seats as well.
The provincial government is a coalition of the SPÖ and the FPÖ.
After the Battle of Lechfeld (or Augsburg) in 955, new Germanic settlers came to the area.
In 1043 there was a peace treaty between Henry III (who later in the same year married Agnes de Poitou, a daughter of Duke Guillaume V of Aquitaine) and King Samuel Aba of Hungary, whose descendants owned large estates in western Slavonia and whose relative later married a daughter of Agnes of Poitou.
This Habsburg possession was known as Royal Hungary and it included territory of present-day Burgenland and western Hungary. What is today Burgenland it was in those times the Moson, Sopron Vas and Zala counties of Hungary.
During the late Roman Empire, Pannonia Prima province was part of larger administrative units, such are Diocese of Pannonia, Praetorian prefecture of Illyricum and Praetorian prefecture of Italy.The first Indo-European peoples appeared in this region around 3300 BC.From the 4th century BC, the area was dominated by Celts and in the 1st century AD it became part of the Roman Empire.In 1647 Emperor Ferdinand II returned it to the Kingdom of Hungary (which itself was a Habsburg possession in this time).In the 16th century, medieval Kingdom of Hungary lost its independence and its north-western part that was not conquered by the Ottoman Empire was included in the Habsburg Empire.