By H. Nagl (auth.), H. Löffler (eds.)
H. Laffler curiosity aroused long ago by way of Neusiedlersee, situated in what was once prior the western a part of Hungary, was once regularly end result of the huge, immense fluctuations in water point and the ensuing probability to the livelihood of the neighborhood popula tion, who lived mainly from stock-farming. virtually no tourism touched the realm until eventually 1920, a few century later than Schubert's stopover at to the Salzkam mergut lake district, the conventional inn quarter in higher Austria. most likely as a result of its small acceptance there's virtually no documentation within the kind of engravings or work. one of many exceptions is an oil portray by means of Schnorr-Carolsfeld, from approximately 1820. it truly is noticeable that there has been no Phragmites on the time he painted the view close to Neusiedl. while the shallow Neusiedlersee was once came upon by way of travelers it all started to draw medical curiosity, even supposing a few past paintings via mineralogists, geographers and hydrographers does exist. however it was once in basic terms after the second one international warfare that this curiosity might be intensified, the lake now being an alkaline, turbid physique of water restrained via the huge components of Phragmites which had come into lifestyles after the lake final dried out in 1868. medical paintings received significant impetus from overseas actions equivalent to the Interna tional organic Programme, foreign Hydrological Decade, and guy and Biosphere, the result of with a purpose to be incorporated during this quantity. yet even with all such efforts Neusiedlersee will definitely stay, in lots of respects, a mystery.