Summary of objectives and actions
The objective of NemoNet is to collectively expand and improve integrated quality tourism in the Lake Neusiedl and Modra region. Integrated quality tourism in this region, with its delicate nature reserves, is seen as an opportunity to take advantage of the natural and cultural resources for tourism without creating any great burden on these resources.
Investments will be made into eco-mobility (infrastructure for e-mobility and cycling), water infrastructure (revitalisation of the natural reservoir), as well as culture (history of German-speaking forest workers – Huncokárs).
Transfer of know-how on bird habitats, nature conservation and sustainable tourism, and water infrastructure complements the project and creates cross-border synergy.
Partners in the project contribute to collective promotion with a cycling map that incorporates all the actions planned within the project. The extensive cross-border advertising is intended to motivate the natives and tourists from Slovakia and Austria to visit the Lake Neusiedl and Modra areas.
Details about the Modra project
Roughly €640,000 will be invested in Modra. The reservoir, nestled in the Carpathian forest, was created to contain the overrun from the stream. It was once well-known as an alpine swimming area attached to a prestigious resort. Although it has fallen into neglect, it nonetheless retains great potential and will be revitalised as a natural reservoir as part of the project.
The nature/culture trail that will connect the woodland habitats with the town of Modra will provide interesting points about nature and about the history of the German-speaking forest workers – Huncokárs.
The largest settlement of Huncokárs in the Small Carpathians was established near Modra. This area was a part of the Pálffy family estate; it was the Pálffy family that invited a group of Austrian and German forest workers and their families to settle here in the mid-18th century. The summarisation of the history of the Huncokárs in Modra and the presentation of that history through interactive stations along the educational trail, with the information available in both Slovak and German, will draw attention to some of our collective history and will attract not only local tourists but also those who enjoy the travelling exhibition from our project partners in Burgenland.
A deed of grant providing funding from the European Regional Development Fund and the national budget of the Slovak Republic was signed on 23.7.2018 between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of the Slovak Republic and the town of Purbach (the primary grant recipient).
The purpose of this deed of grant is to provide funding for the project known as Integrated Quality Tourism Network in the Neusiedler See – Modra region, as part of the Interreg V-A Slovakia – Austria programme. The priority is to foster natural and cultural heritage and biodiversity, with the specific objective of strengthening common approaches to sustainable management of natural and cultural heritage leading to further development of this programme region as an attractive tourist destination.