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By H. Nagl (auth.), H. Löffler (eds.)

H. Laffler curiosity aroused some time past through Neusiedlersee, situated in what used to be past the western a part of Hungary, used to be frequently because of the huge, immense fluctuations in water point and the resultant danger to the livelihood of the neighborhood popula­ tion, who lived mainly from stock-farming. virtually no tourism touched the world until eventually 1920, a couple of century later than Schubert's stopover at to the Salzkam­ mergut lake district, the normal hotel region in higher Austria. most likely as a result of its small reputation there's nearly 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 really is noticeable that there has been no Phragmites on the time he painted the view close to Neusiedl. while the shallow Neusiedlersee used to be came across by means of travelers it all started to draw medical curiosity, even if a few prior paintings by means of mineralogists, geographers and hydrographers does exist. however it used to be in simple terms after the second one global conflict that this curiosity can be intensified, the lake now being an alkaline, turbid physique of water restrained via the immense components of Phragmites which had come into life after the lake final dried out in 1868. clinical paintings received significant impetus from overseas actions equivalent to the Interna­ tional organic Programme, foreign Hydrological Decade, and guy and Biosphere, the result of in order to be incorporated during this quantity. yet despite all such efforts Neusiedlersee will certainly stay, in lots of respects, a mystery.

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